I am an experienced research supervisor and have supervised seventeen PhDs to completion, all but two of them as main supervisor. I am keen to supervise research in modern political thought and intellectual history (British and continental European) and the history of universities, and also in many aspects of French history since 1789, especially political culture and the development of political traditions. Please contact me to discuss your research ideas and funding possibilities. I am currently seeking a PhD student to work on a project on The Manchester Guardian and Liberal Internationalism, perhaps in collaboration with the John Rylands Research Institute, and I'd be particularly pleased to hear from anyone interested in this possibility.
Current PhD students:
- Batir Khasanov, 'The Concept of "Emptiness" and the Politics of Identity among the Turko-Mongolian Peoples in the Russian Empire, 1830s-1917' (co-supervisor) (President's Doctoral Scholar)
- Anna Lanfranchi, 'Contacts and Relationships between Italian and British Publishing Houses at the Beginning of the 20th Century', co-supervised with Francesca Billiani. AHRC-funded through the NWCDTP
- Liam Stowell, 'The classical world and the concept of civilisation in British political thought, 1918-1945', School of Arts, Languages and Cultures Graduate Scholarship. With Dr Andrew Fear.
- Juliano Fiori, 'In the Name of Humanity: A History of the Humanitarian Present', School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentship'. With Prof Bertrand Taithe.
- Léjon Saarloos, Leiden University, 'Scholarly temptations: desire and temptation in British science and scholarship, 1870-1930'. Co-supervised with Herman Paul