PhD community

PhD students at UCL History research topics and time periods from the ancient world to contemporary Britain and America.

If you are a prospective student seeking information about PhD study at UCL History, you can find out more through the online prospectus or by visiting our prospective students' page. Any additional questions can be directed to the PGR administrator, Oana Borlea, or to the graduate tutor Stephen Conway.

Current PhD students

Stephanie Ashton-Sanchez
'The local shapes the nation: collective identity in Colombia, 1880-1930'

Ilyas Azouzi
'E42: The Fascist claim for universal authority'

Melissa Benson
'Violence in the Behistun monument: construction and cohesion of Achaemenid imperial rule under Darius I (522-519 BCE)'

Raul Burgos Pinto
'Beyond nostalgia: transnational conservatism in Chile, 1932-1973'

Nicolás Camino

José Manuel Castro
‘Intellectuals, politics and ideology in the era of revolutions. Chile 1964-1980’

Patchaviral Charoenpacharaporn
'A perspective from the south: a comparative Cold War history of India and Thailand'

Rachel Chua 
‘Virtuous Reality: Confucian Ideals and Women’s Agency in Late Imperial China'

Jessica Clarke
‘Roman theatre in its socio-political context’

Andrea Cremona
'The Ancient Roman collegia and sodalitates sacerdotum from the third to the fifth century CE'

Amar Daugman
'The martyrs of Najran: a re-examination of the evidence'

James Dawkins
'The presence of the Dawkins family in England and Jamaica, 1763-1833'

Andrea Dimitri
'The Radical Individualities: Max Stirner and French Individualism'

Saffron East
'The Indian Workers' Association, Southall Black Sisters, and "Black" politics in 1970s Britain'

James Finch 
'Reframing Oceania'

Jack Ford
'The five senses and "affectivity" in the late Middle Ages'

Vincent Fourcade
''"ἡ πεζὴ στρατιὰ καὶ τὸ ναυτικὸν": reintegrating the navy into Ancient Greek warfare, 499-362 BC'

Karolina Frank
'The Oracle of Dodona: the socio-economic aspects of oracular consultation'

Natalia Gándara Chacana
'Imperial and republican images of the Chilean Sea, from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century'

Nathan Goh
'Free trade and the breakdown of racial hierarchies in the British colonial mind-set, 1819-1869'

Cristina González Mestre
'Military settlements in Western Asia Minor during the early Hellenistic period: topography, agency and identity within the Macedonian framework.'

Alex Good
'The cult of Lazarus in Europe (c.1100 - c.1300)'

Matt Griffin
'The environmental imagination and mid-nineteenth-century American politics'

Anastazja Grudnicka
'Religious culture at the court of Holy Roman Emperor Matthias I Habsburg (1577-1612)'

Johannes Hartmann
'The German Notgeld, 1914-1924'

Alfred Hinrichsen-Herrera
'The frontiers of Chilean nationalism: foreigners, indigenous people, and neighbours, 1840-1930'

Gracie Joy
'A Cold War Christmas: Political and Cultural Perceptions in Hollywood's America'

Luis Fernando Bernardi Junqueira (林友樂)
'The Science of the Spirit: Spiritual Healing and the Revival of the Occult in Early Twentieth-Century China'

Aleksandra Kaye
'Mapping the Polish knowledge network in nineteenth-century Latin America'

Janet Kroll
'Positions of power in Dionysius of Halicarnassus's work. An examination of the concepts of kingship, tyranny and absolute power in the Roman Antiquities'

Shiru Lim
'Philosophical kingship in Enlightenment Europe: Frederick II, Catherine II, and their correspondence with the philosophes'

Ryan Low
'New questions about an old inquisitor: the life and works of Bernard Gui'

Hélène Maloigne
'Describing and depicting the Ancient Near East in interwar Britain'

Gregory Mansi
'Imperium Infinitum: L. Cornelius Sulla and his redefiniition of Imperium as the Precident for the Development of the Augustan Principate. 82-19 BCE.'

Mario Maritan
'Inter-ethnic relations and dynastic loyalty in Habsburg Trieste from 1848 to 1867'

Savvas Michael
'US-British collusion in the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 1964-74'

Peter Morgan
‘Bolívarian Moments: Anti-Imperialism in the Shadow of Empire during the Spanish American Wars of Independence’

Yoko Onodera
‘Policing and the Growth of Government in Britain, 1820-1868’

Sotirios Christos Peithis
'Tactical and strategic communications in Ancient Greek warfare'

Beatrice Pestarino
'The political-administrative structure in Cyprus during the Archaic and Classical periods'

Chloe Pieters
'The impact of the First World War on the structure and role of families in Belgium and Britain'

Grace Redhead
'The history of sickle cell anaemia in postwar Britain'

Darren Reid 
Indigenous and Settler Correspondence with the Aborigines' Protection Society: Negotiating Imperialism from within Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand, 1850-1900

Jack David Sargeant
'The aesthetics of politics in the English Revolution'

Tom Sharrad
'Edward Backhouse Eastwick (1814-1883): a life at the fringes of Empire'

Andrew Short
To Spread Abroad the Gospel’: The Home Missionary Enterprise in Gilded Age America, 1870-1902' 

Samuel Sigere
'Felicitas: the relationship between the divine and the Roman community'

Vanessa Da Silva Baptista
‘A Cultural History of Magic Tricks in the Late Middle Ages’

Holly Smith 
‘Tenant action on high-rise estates in post-war Britain, c.1960-’

Francesco Strocchi
'Author and authorship: Caesar and his editors'

Xueyan (Juno) Sun
'Representations of Chinese in Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1990s'

David Tiedemann
'Britain and the United States at the World's Fairs, 1851-1893'

Kevin Tuffnell
'"A Just and Honourable Peace"': the negotiation of the Treaty of Utrecht in British politics and political discourse, 1708 to 1713'

Serenity Nashuyuan Wang
'Psycho-geography and the travels of the suffering female body in the 21st century Chinese cinema of dislocation'

Joseph Whitchurch
'Revenge and state formation in Ancient Greece'

Deborah Woolf
'A study of the guest and host relationship and its applications in Chinese Medicine'

Yi Yang
'A transnational history of the Five-Element Acupuncture (五行針灸, wuxing zhenjiu) 1970s-2010s: cross-cultural pursuit of an "authentic" acupuncture in Britain and China.'

Agata Zielinska
'Territorialization, the Papacy and the Institutions of the Polish Church, 1198-1357'

Emma Zürcher
'Territorial loss and moral affliction at the time of the Crusades'

Recently completed PhDs

Catherine Beck
'Patronage in the Royal Navy, 1776-1815' (October 2017)

Alys Beverton
'Perceptions of Mexico in US political discourse, 1863-1896'

Alessandro De Arcangelis
'Hegelians on the Slopes of Vesuvius: A Transnational Study in the Intellectual History of Naples, 1799-1861'

DeAnn Deluna
'War and Peace and English Taxation, 1660-1664'

Shane Horwell
'Taxation in British economic and political thought, 1733-1816'

Chaitanya Kanchan
'Empire's Inner Theatre: Interiority and Assyrian Administration 745-669 BC'

Amy Miller
'The globe-trotter on the Eastern Grand Tour, 1870-1920'

Brooke Palmieri
'Compelling Reading: The Circulation of Quaker Texts'

Mark Power Smith
'The "Young America" movement: American nationalism and the natural law tradition, 1844-1861'

Marjolein van Bavel
'The narratives of British women who posed for Playboy magazine between the 1960s and the 1990s' (April 2018)

Roderick White
'Locus Classicus: Origin Brands in Ancient Rome c. 100 BC-c. AD 130'

Benedict Wiedemann
'Papal Overlordship and protectio of the King, c.1000-1300'

Dolly Yang
'An exploration of the significance of the Daoyin [therapeutic, 'leading and guiding'] exercises in Zhubing Yuanhou Lun'