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Dr Emile Chabal
Director of the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History
Affiliated research centresCentre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History
I completed my BA, MPhil and PhD in History at Cambridge. I was also a visiting student at Rice University in 2005-6, a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University in 2008-9 and a pensionnaire étranger (overseas scholar) at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris in 2010-11.
My doctoral thesis - completed in 2011 - was awarded the Cambridge History Faculty's Prince Consort and Thirlwall Prize, and Seeley Medal for the best dissertation across all periods.
Shortly after finishing my PhD, I took up a position as a Departmental Lecturer in Modern European History in the Faculty of History and Balliol College, Oxford. In 2012, I returned to Cambridge as a Research Fellow in French Political History at St John's College. I came to Edinburgh in September 2013 as a Chancellor’s Fellow in History. I was promoted to Reader in 2018.
I was awarded a two-year AHRC Leadership Fellowship in 2017. As a result, I will have substantial periods of research leave from late 2017 to late 2019.
Reviews editor, Contemporary European History
Advisory Panel, H-France
You will find more details about my publications and research on my personal university homepage.