New Professorial Research Fellow Appointed at St Mary’s

Prof Alun Munslow has been appointed as the first Professorial Research Fellow for the new Centre for Philosophy of History at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.

The Centre will officially launch in September and will be a hub for organising conferences, workshops and seminars. It will also provide a base for recruiting postgraduate research students and for making regular applications for external research funding. The Centre will be co-directed by Dr Mark Donnelly and Dr Claire Norton. They will collaborate on a series of projects that explore how history writing can be used by individuals and groups to imaginatively create their political, ethical and social identities.

Prof Munslow is a renowned postmodern theorist who has authored and edited 12 books. His most recent publications include Narrative and History (2007), The Future of History (2010), A History of History (2012) and Authoring the Past: Writing and Rethinking History (2013). He is also editor of the leading history theory journal Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice. He said, “I very much welcome the creation of the new Centre, which will become a major contribution to the development of history thinking and practice in the UK. I look forward to working with History colleagues, developing and sustaining this important project in a variety of exciting and innovative ways.”

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