In 2019 I was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (section: Modern History since 1850).
In 2011 I was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Between 1995 and 1997 I held a Research Readership awarded by the British Academy.
Additional academic activities:
I have served on the following panels:
- REF 2014 Chair of Sub-panel 27 (Area Studies), and member of Main Panel D (Humanities)
- (Until 2007) AHRC Postgraduate Panel 4 (Medieval and Modern History)
- ESRC Research Grants Board
- RAE Sub-panel 50, European Studies
I am on the editorial board of the MUP series on the cultural history of war and the journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. I am a member of the editorial team for the online encyclopedia "1914-1918 online".