At the Crossroads of Modernity: Guest Speakers
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Dr Artemis Alexiou is a Senior Lecturer in Design Studies and Design History at York St John University, UK. She holds an AHRC-funded PhD in design, media and women's history by the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research concentrates on late nineteenth-century feminist periodicals, especially to the manner in which texts and paratexts (mainly design, visual and material) co-functioned in relation to gender politics, and other intersecting concepts such as class and ethnicity. Her most recent publication is Women in Print I: Design and Identities (Alexiou and Roberto, 2022).
Dr Sophy Antrobus is a Research Fellow at the Freeman Air and Space Institute, King’s College London. She researches contemporary air power in the context of the institutional, cultural and organisational barriers to innovation in modern air forces, in particular the Royal Air Force. She completed her PhD at the University of Exeter in 2019 and her thesis examined the early politics of air power and networks in Whitehall in the inter-war years.
Prior to her PhD, Sophy served in the Royal Air Force for twenty years including in Iraq and Afghanistan and a tour with the Royal Navy. She is a Fellow and elected member of the Council of the Royal Aeronautical Society and co-founder of the Defence Research Network for postgraduate and early career researchers. She sits on the Research Advisory Board of the Royal Air Force Museum and is Hudson Visiting Fellow with the Royal Navy Strategic Studies Centre.
Mark Hampton is Associate Professor of History and Warden of the Jockey Club New Hall at Lingnan University (Hong Kong). He is the author of Visions of the Press in Britain, 1850-1950 (2004) and Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97 (2016). He is currently working on projects relating to the twentieth century British far right press, nineteenth century global media, and popular investment in Hong Kong.
Jasper Heeks is a PhD candidate at King’s College London researching overseas reactions to deviant and delinquent Australian ‘larrikin’ youth, 1870-1940. His thesis explores circulations and networks of news, connections between places and communities, and how larrikins figured in transnational discussions of street gangs, crime, education, urban life, colonialism, and modernity. He has co-authored a chapter on ‘Urbanization: Youth Gangs and Street Cultures’ in the Oxford Handbook of the History of Youth Culture (2021) and has an article, ‘Searching for larrikin*: using digitised newspapers to trace the transnational coverage of Australian street gangs, 1870-1898’ forthcoming in the Victorian Periodicals Review.
Henry is a graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate at Edge Hill University. His research focuses on migrants in provincial Lancashire in the aftermath of the Great War. In particular, He is interested in the intersectional histories of the Aliens Restriction Acts. In his spare time, he enjoys wildlife photography.
Dr Tom Rice is a senior lecturer in Film Studies at University of St Andrews. He is the author of White Robes, Silver Screens: Movies and the Making of the Ku Klux Klan (Indiana University Press, 2015) and Films for the Colonies: Cinema and the Preservation of the British Empire (University of California Press, 2019). He previously worked as the senior researcher on a major project on British colonial film and currently holds a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2022-23) for a project entitled, 'Conservative Convergence: The Daily Mail and the Evolution of the Transmedial Newspaper, 1896-1960.'
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