Prof Bertrand Taithe

Professor of Cultural History

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Supervision information

Current supervisions

Supervision areas:

I am very interested in supervising students working on the history of humanitarian aid, French and British cultural history, the history of war and medicine, humanitarianism, French colonial history or the history of 'social explorers' in France and Britain. Please contact me if you have any research plans.

Ongoing supervisions

 . Juliano Fiori, on the history of ideas and the history of humanitarian aid.

. Phoebe Shambaugh, on education and futurity in refugee camps

. Hanna Matt, on humanitarianism in Soviet Russia

 

Previous supervisees:

  1. 1998-2001, Robert Ellis (Huddersfield), 'A field of Practice of a mere house of detention?', Dr Ellis is a Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. The thesis has since been published as a monograph

  2. 2001-2005 - Rebecca Gill, on Humanitarianism in Britain 1870-1914.  Dr Gill is a lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. The thesis has since been published as a monograph, AHRC funded. 

  3. 2001-2008 Peter Wadsworth, Strawberry Recording Studios and the development of recording studios in Britain c. 1967-93 Dr Wadsworth is working at the John Rylands University Library. The thesis led to a permanent exhibition in Stockport museum.

  4. 2002-2006 Sarah Britton, Narration, Performance, Resistance: Showcasing Nation and Empire in British Interwar Exhibitions '  Dr Britton now works at Coventry university. ESRC funded.

  5. 2002- 2006 John Strachan, Reshaping the mythologies of Frenchness: Culture, history and identity in European Algeria 1870-1930 Dr Strachan is a Lecturer at the University of Lancaster.  AHRC funded.

  6. 2003-2007  Charlie Wildman, The'spectacle'of interwar Manchester and Liverpool: urban fantasies, consumer cultures and gendered identities; Dr Wildman is Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. The thesis has since been published as a monograph. AHRC funded.

  7. 2003-2008  Naomi Sweeney-Breen,  'Representations of Masculine failure in British pedagogical writings 1945-1990' co-supervised with Dr Strange, 

  8. 2004-2008  Katherine Davies, Three voices of the interwar French Catholic revival: Jacques Maritain, Charles du Bos and Gabriel Marcel and the tensions of reconciliation with the world co-supervised with Prof Stuart Jones, 

  9. 2005-2008  James Mansell,  Sounds modern: perils and possibilities in the audible metropolis, 1889-1939 Dr Mansell is Senior Lecturer at the university of Nottingham.  The thesis has since been published as a monograph. 

  10. 2005-2009  Lucie Matthew-Jones, 'Religious spaces in the Settlement movement' Dr Matthew Jones is Senior Lecturer at the university of Liverpool John Moores. ESRC funded.

  11. 2004-11 Catherine Feely 'Karl Marx, Capital and Radical Book Cultures in Britain, 1881-1945', Dr Feely is a lecturer at the University of Derby.

  12. 2007-11 Tom White, 'Their Whiteness is not like ours', co-supervised with Dr Carden-Coyne. Dr White works for the National Archives. AHRC funded.

  13. 2007-11 Bob Nicholson, 'representations of America in the British press', co-supervised with Dr Strange, Dr Nicholson is reader at the university of Edge Hill. 

  14. 2009-2012, Tom Scriven, 'Activism and the Everyday: The Practices of Radical Working-Class Politics, 1830-1842' co-supervised with Dr  Strange. 

  15. 2006-2012, Duncan Hay, Form, Space and Memory: Material Readings of Iain Sinclair's London Writing', co supervised with Dr Caselli (English), 

  16. 2009-2013, David Woodbridge, Missionary Primitivism and Chinese Modernity: the Brethren in Twentieth-Century China co-supervised with Dr Zheng. Dr Woodbridge is currently working for the National Archives. The thesis has since been published as a monograph by Brill. 

  17. 2009-2014 Tom Sharp, The International Possibilities of Insurgency and Statehood in Africa: The UPC and Cameroon, 1948-1971,  ' co-supervised with Dr S. Pierce. AHRC funded.

  18. 2010-2013 , Luke Kelly, 'Quakers and missionary work in Russia' co-supervised with Prof P. Gatrell,  2010. Dr Kelly is currently lecturing at the university of Manchester. 

  19. 2010-2014, Ravi Hensman, Fantasies of State Power? French Banlieues and the Boundaries of Modernity, 1955-1973 , co-supervised with Dr L Jerram. University funded.

  20.   2011-15, Jessica Field, 'Charity fundraising technologies' co-supervised with Dr Jonathan Darling, Dr Field is a Lecturer UCL. 

  21.   2011-15, Sarah Wood, Tensions of Development and Negotiations of Identity at the Periphery of France: Guyane Française since 1946. Dr Wood is lecturing at the university of Connecticut

  22.   2013-15Fernanda Falero, On Ebola in the Humanitarian sectors (MPhil). Fernanda Falero currently works for WHO in Geneva.

  23.   2012-6, Sean Irving Friedrich Hayek: AN Unrepentant Old Whig,   co-supervised with Prof S. Jones. The thesis is forthcoming as a monograph. AHRC funded. Sean Irving is lecturer at UEA.

  24.   2013-7Vicky Biggs (with Alison Jeffers) on Children narratives in the West Bank. Dr Biggs currently lectures at the university of Sheffield. 

  25.   2014-18 Katherzina Nowack, with Peter Gatrell, The experience of Polish Refugees in post 45 refugee camps. 

  26.   2015- 2018 Talita Cetinoglu, with Eleanor Davey, ‘The history and practices of humanitarian Programming’ (viva 5 December 2018). HCRI funded. Talita is now lecturer in Groningen.

  27.  2016-2019 Louise Tomkow, with Rubina Jasani, ‘Frailty among refugees in the UK.’ MRC funded. Louise is now NIHR clinical lecturer in HCRI.

  28.    2015-2019 Jennifer Chapman, with Eleanor Davey ‘The British Foreign Medical Teams in Humanitarian interventions, 1988-2015’. 

  29.   2016-2019 Becky Viney-Wood, with Peter Gatrell, ‘The shaping of Humanitarian Identity: Humanitarian practices of identification since 1918’.  Becky is Policy Officer at Shared Lives  

 

 

Student Theses

  1. 2021
  2. The meanings of quality healthcare in humanitarian settings

    Author: Atterton, C., 1 Aug 2021

    Supervisor: Taithe, B. (Supervisor) & Jasani, R. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  3. 2020
  4. Interwar and Post-war Apparatuses of Displacement Response in Comparative Perspective

    Author: Viney-Wood, R., 1 Aug 2020

    Supervisor: Gatrell, P. (Supervisor) & Taithe, B. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Unknown

  5. The Politics of British Medical Humanitarian Aid: NGOs, the State and the Military, 1988-2014

    Author: Chapman, J., 1 Aug 2020

    Supervisor: Taithe, B. (Supervisor) & Davey, E. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Unknown

  6. 2019
  7. Health and ageing in a hostile environment: Understanding older asylum applicants' narratives of life, health and ageing in the UK

    Author: Tomkow, L., 31 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: Pendleton, N. (Supervisor), Taithe, B. (Supervisor) & Jasani, R. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Unknown

  8. 2016
  9. Friedrich Hayek: AN Unrepentant Old Whig

    Author: Irving, S., 31 Dec 2016

    Supervisor: Jones, H. S. (Supervisor) & Taithe, B. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  10. 2015
  11. Humanitarianism and Its Discontents: Ebola Response Revisited.

    Author: Falero Cusano, F., 31 Dec 2015

    Supervisor: Taithe, B. (Supervisor) & Jasani, R. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Master of Philosophy

  12. Fantasies of State Power? French Banlieues and the Boundaries of Modernity, 1955-1973

    Author: Hensman, R., 1 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Jerram, L. (Supervisor) & Taithe, B. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  13. Tensions of Development and Negotiations of Identity at the Periphery of France: Guyane Française since 1946

    Author: Wood, S., 1 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Taithe, B. (Supervisor) & Brown, L. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  14. 2014
  15. The International Possibilities of Insurgency and Statehood in Africa: The U.P.C. and Cameroon, 1948-1971

    Author: Sharp, T., 1 Aug 2014

    Supervisor: Taithe, B. (Supervisor) & Pierce, S. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

  16. 2013
  17. Activism and the Everyday: The Practices of Radical Working-Class Politics, 1830-1842

    Author: Scriven, T., 1 Aug 2013

    Supervisor: Taithe, B. (Supervisor) & Strange, J. (Supervisor)

    UoM administered thesis: Phd

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