BA (Cambridge), MA (Durham), PhD (Cambridge), FRHistS
Senior Lecturer in Modern British History
Director of Education
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3896
Paul Corthorn studied at the universities of Cambridge and Durham. Before coming to Queen’s in 2006, he held lectureships at Anglia Ruskin, Liverpool and Oxford universities. He is joint editor of the Labour History Review and an Associate of the Cold War Studies Programme at the London School of Economics. In 2009 he won a QUB ‘Rising Stars’ Teaching Award. In 2012 he was a By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge.
Paul Corthorn's research is concerned with twentieth-century British history, especially its international dimensions. He has worked extensively on the political Left and on various aspects of the Cold War in Britain. He is writing a book that thematically examines the politics and ideas of the Conservative and Ulster Unionist MP, Enoch Powell, to be published by Oxford University Press. He was Co-Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded project 'The Politics of Consumer Credit in the UK, 1938-1992', directed by Professor Sean O'Connell. He is organising an international conference at Queen's in 2015 on 'Socialism and the Cold War in Western Europe'.
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Dr Paul Corthorn teaches on the following programmes / modules:
|HIS2019||The Making of Modern Britain|
|HIS2018||The Making of Contemporary Britain|
|HIS3042||Britain and the Cold War|
|MHY7079||Topics in British History|