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Rowan Thompson

History

Rowan is a history PhD candidate who is currently working on a thesis entitled: ‘The Peculiarities of British Militarism: The Air and Navy Leagues in Interwar Britain’. His thesis examines the role of the Air League of the British Empire and the Navy League in the re-militarisation of state and civil society in interwar Britain. His thesis engages with the militaristic associational culture of the period and explores how susceptible British popular and political culture was to militarism as expounded by these two organisations. His research interests include: British political and associational culture, militarism, political activism and the impact of war on British society and politics. 

Qualifications

2014-2015       MA in Modern History, Durham University (Distinction)

2010-2013       BA (Hons) in History, University of Westminster (First)


Sponsors & Collaborators

Rowan’s research is supported by a full three-year scholarship (covering fees and maintenance), awarded by the Northumbria University Graduate School and funded via the university’s Research Development Fund.


Memberships

  • Royal Historical Society
  • Social History Society
  • Histories of Activism Research Group
  • British and Irish Worlds Research Group

Supervisors

Dr Daniel Laqua

Dr James McConnel 

 
Contact: rowan.thompson@northumbria.ac.uk

Twitter: @rgethompson91


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