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Corinna Peniston-Bird supervises 10 postgraduate research students. If these students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:

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Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird

Senior Lecturer

Corinna Peniston-Bird

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Research overview

Corinna Peniston-Bird's research on gender focuses on femininities and masculinities at war,  recently represented by a co-edited collection (with Dr Emma Vickers) on Gender and the Second World War: Lessons of War. Her work on oral testimonies is centred on the relationship between memories and cultural representations. 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 and material (monuments, 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 Director of Postgraduate Studies, and currently convene or co-convene  HIST 348401, 477.

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