Dr Catriona Pennell

Research supervision

I would welcome interest from potential postgraduate students in any of the following areas, in particular the cultural history of the First World War and the war and its aftermath in the Middle East:

  • Britain, Ireland and the First World War
  • 1918 Conscription Crisis
  • The war in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918
  • Myths and rumour in wartime (20th century)
  • Popular understandings of the First World War and the implications of the centenary
  • British informal empire and imperial control in post-1918 Palestine, Iraq, and Transjordan
  • Education and the transmission of cultural memory of the two world wars

Research students

  • Second supervisor for PhD student (AHRC funded) working on the links between Freemasonry and the KKK in the 1920s (succesfully viva-ed 2014).
  • Lead supervisor for PhD student (funded by the AHRC) working on representations of the First World War in theatre and education during the early centenary period (successfuly viva-ed, February 2017)
  • Co-supervisor for SW DTC PhD student working on British charitable relief efforts for German civilians during the First World War (target submission September 2018).