Dr Clare Makepeace

Teaching Fellow

Clare Makepeace joined UCL as a Teaching Fellow in 2013, following the completion of her PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is a cultural historian of modern warfare. Her research focuses on experiences of warfare, with a particular interest in the themes of gender, emotions and memory.

She is currently re-writing her doctoral dissertation on British prisoners of war held in Germany and Italy in the Second World War into a monograph. She is also writing publications on POW associations formed after the Second World War, on the claim for compensation run by Far East POWs in the 1950s, and on grief and bereavement of the relatives of prisoners of war.

Clare also currently works as an Associate Tutor at Birkbeck College, where she teaches BA and MA core courses.

Prior to returning to studying, Clare had a career working in government and politics. She completed her undergraduate degree in Modern History at the University of Oxford.

Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies

2013  PhD  Birkbeck, University of London 
2008  MA  Birkbeck, University of London
2000  BA (Hons)  St Hugh's, University of Oxford 

Courses taught

HIST7457 Gender in Modern British History, c.1850-1939
HISTG077 Gender and Knowledge in History

Media experience 

BBC Radio 5 Live
15 Aug 15
VJ Day
BBC News
15 Aug 15
'VJ Day: Surviving the horrors of Japan's WW2 camps'
19 Mar 15
POWs and Stalag VIIA (contribution to Heir Hunters)
BCB Radio (Bradford)
08 May 14
VE Day & the emotional legacy of war
History Today
04 Apr 14
'Compensating the Railway Men'
BBC News  27 Feb 14  'WWI Brothels: Why troops ignored calls to resist "temptation"'
The Guardian  14 Jan 14  'First world war diaries go online' 
The Daily Mail  29 Oct 11  'Sex and the Somme: The officially sanctioned brothels on the front line laid bare for the first time'
BBC History Magazine  Aug 11 'Sex and the Trenches'

IRIS Researcher Profile 

Dr Clare Makepeace


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