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Editorial Board

Editorial Board

As part of our editorial process, every new collection is subjected to review by leading academics and experts. We would like to thank the following people for their advice and support:

Professor Simon Ball

Chair of International History & Politics University of Leeds
Professor Simon Ball is the Chair of International History and Politics at the University of Leeds. Professor Ball's research is concentrated on five interrelated themes: the Cold War; the Second World War; the legacy of the First World War; assassination in international politics; and security & intelligence in the twentieth century. He is also the editor of 'War in History' and sits on the editorial boards of 'Intelligence & National Security' and 'Diplomacy & Statecraft'.

Dr. David Kaufman

Lecturer in History & Programme Director, MSc in History University of Edinburgh
Dr David Kaufman has been a Lecturer in History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology the University of Edinburgh since 2012. His main area of research is British foreign policy towards Eastern Europe in the era of the Great War. He has written on the Paris Peace Conference and is presently researching the link between revisionism and reparations in the 1920s.

Professor Gaynor Johnson

Professor of International History University of Kent
Professor Gaynor Johnson studied History at the University College of North Wales, now Bangor University, where she received her BA and PhD. There, she developed an interest in international history, in particular the role of ambassadors in the conduct of British foreign policy in the first half of the 20th century.

Dr. Stefan Hördler

Research Assistant Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Dr Stefan Hördler graduated with a Ph.D. phil. from the Department of History at Humboldt University, Berlin, in 2012. He is currently a research assistant at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, as well as the Director of the Mittelbau-Dora Concentration Camp Memorial. In addition, Dr Hördler serves on the Advisory Board of the Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Center at the University of Huddersfield.

Emma King

Director Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre
Emma King is a museum professional with 17 years of practitioner and consultancy experience across national, independent, and local authority organisations. Ms King currently serves as the Director of the Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre at University of Huddersfield.

Dr. Stephen Twigge

Head of Modern Collections The National Archives (UK)
Dr Stephen Twigge is the Head of Modern Collections at The National Archives (UK). Dr Twigge is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Peer Review College, and sits on the Editorial Board of Archives, the journal of the British Records Association. He has published a number of books and articles on the Cold War and has made regular media appearances to discuss record releases at The National Archives.

David Renton

Historian Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
David Renton is a British historian, barrister, and author. Renton has written a number of books, including 'Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the 1940s' and 'Fascism: Theory and Practice'.

Benjamin Holt

PhD candidate University of Leeds
Benjamin Holt is a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds. His thesis concerns the impact of small arms proliferation in the North East region of India during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Professor Kevin Morgan

Professor of Politics and Contemporary History University of Manchester
Kevin Morgan is the Professor of Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Manchester and recipient of an AHRC Fellowship for the project ‘Communism and the cult of the leader’. Professor Morgan is also the editor of the journal 'Twentieth Century Communism' and a trustee of the Communist Party of Great Britain Archives Trust and the Working Class Movement Library.

Dr. Bleddyn Bowen

Lecturer in International Relations University of Leicester
Bleddyn Bowen is a lecturer in International Relations at the School of History, Politics, and International Relations at the University of Leicester, where he convenes the International Relations and World Order Masters course. His first book, ‘War in Space’, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2020. Dr. Bowen also provided evidence to the UK Parliament on the impact of Brexit on UK-EU space policy and the Galileo satellite navigation system.

Dr. Kristopher Lovell

Lecturer in History Coventry University
Dr. Kristopher Lovell is a lecturer in History at Coventry University. Dr. Lovell's main research interests include quantitative and qualitative analyses of political reportage in the wartime press and the relationship between war and the media in Britain throughout the twentieth century. He teaches the political and social history of twentieth century Britain, war and the media in Britain, and media theory.

Dr. Danielle Young

Assistant Professor of Political Science University of the Ozarks
Dr. Danielle Young is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of the Ozarks in the United States. She earned her PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University in Wales. She has an Mlitt in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews and an MSc in International Relations from Aberystwyth University. Her research interests include International Relations theory, global security challenges, historical sociology and the history of the modern international system.