Paul Corthorn

    Paul Corthorn

    Senior Lecturer

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    Paul Corthorn studied at the universities of Cambridge and Durham. Before coming to Queen’s in 2006, he held lectureships at Anglia Ruskin, Liverpool and Oxford universities. He is joint editor of the Labour History Review and an Associate of the Cold War Studies Programme at the London School of Economics. In 2009 he won a QUB ‘Rising Stars’ Teaching Award. In 2012 he was a By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. In 2015 he organised an international conference at Queen's on 'Socialism and the Cold War in Western Europe'.


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    Research Statement

    Paul Corthorn's research is concerned with twentieth-century British history, especially its international dimensions. He has worked extensively on the political Left and on various aspects of the Cold War in Britain. He is writing a book that thematically examines the politics and ideas of the Conservative and Ulster Unionist MP, Enoch Powell, to be published by Oxford University Press. He was Co-Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded project 'The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992', directed by Professor Sean O'Connell.


    Dr Paul Corthorn teaches on the following programmes / modules:


    HIS2019The Making of Modern Britain
    HIS2018 The Making of Contemporary Britain
    HIS3042 Britain and the Cold War


    MHY7079Topics in British History

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - British Political History after 1918, including the Thatcher Era
    - Britain and the Cold War
    - British Political History and Northern Ireland

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    Frequent Journals

    • Historical Journal

      ISSNs: 0018-246X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-5103

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.68 SJR 0.37 SNIP 1.545


    • Contemporary British History

      ISSNs: 1361-9462


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.64 SJR 0.513 SNIP 1.04


    • Cold War History

      ISSNs: 1468-2745


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.65 SJR 0.492 SNIP 1.872


    • Twentieth Century British History

      ISSNs: 0955-2359

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-4674

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): SJR 0.816 SNIP 1.562


    • Journal of British Studies

      ISSNs: 0021-9371

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1545-6986

      University of Chicago

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.66 SJR 0.286 SNIP 1.667


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