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Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird

Senior Lecturer

Corinna Peniston-Bird

Lancaster University

Bowland College

LA1 4YT

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594857

Research overview

Corinna Peniston-Bird's work on oral testimonies is centred on the relationship between memories and cultural representations. Her research on gender focuses on femininities and masculinities at war,  most recently represented by a co-edited collection (with Dr Emma Vickers) on Gender and the Second World War: Lessons of War. She is currently working on gendered commemoration, with a particular focus on British war memorials. Her interest in untraditional source materials is reflected in a jointly edited collection with Dr Sarah Barber entitled History Beyond the Text: A Guide to the Use of Non-Traditional Sources by Historians (London: Routledge, 2008) which introduces research students to methodologies and theories of how to engage with sources ranging from the visual (photographs, film) to the oral (personal testimony), to the material.

PhD supervision

Dr Peniston-Bird would like to hear from students interested in writing dissertations and theses on topics that would fall under the following headings:

The combat taboo and gendered experience of war and commemoration.
Britain in the First and Second World Wars.
Austria in the inter-war period.
Cultural Representations of and Personal Testimonies in the above fields.

Students writing essays and dissertations might be interested in the following guide to websites useful for Modern British History. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/history/resources/modern.htm

Current Teaching

I am currently on sabbatical, but my convenorship can include HIST 250, 251, 288348421, 477.

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