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Professor Corinna Peniston-Bird

Senior Lecturer

Corinna Peniston-Bird

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Research overview

Corinna Peniston-Bird's research on the cultural circuit examines the relationship between lived experiences, memory, and cultural representation.  She has a particular interest in femininities and masculinities at war, particularly the British experiences of the First and Second World Wars. She is currently working on gendered commemoration, with a particular focus on British war memorials. Her interest in untraditional source materials is reflected in jointly edited collections with Dr Sarah Barber entitled History Beyond the Text: A Guide to the Use of Non-Traditional Sources by Historians (London: Routledge, 2008) and Approaching Historical Sources in their Contexts: Space, Time and Performance (London, 2020) which introduce research students and colleagues 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 (albums, buildings, cemeteries...).

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 have a wide portfolio of courses, and in 21/2 will be convening HIST 288, 348, and 477, as well as supervising Hist300, Hist 400, and PhD theses. 

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