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Dr Wendy Ugolini

BA (Hons), MA Cantab, PhD, FRHistS

Senior Lecturer; History


Contact information
Address: Room 1.29, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 3766
Office hours: By appointment via wendy.ugolini@ed.ac.uk
  • Postgraduate Director
  • Co-Convenor, Second World War Studies at Edinburgh
  • Steering Committee, School of Scottish Studies Archive



Affiliated research centres
Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History

After reading history at Newnham College, Cambridge, I worked at the BBC and in the voluntary sector for a number of years before returning to higher education. After gaining a doctorate at the University of Edinburgh, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars (now the Centre for Modern & Contemporary History). I was appointed to a British History lectureship at the University of Edinburgh in 2010. My Ph.D. was awarded the Ratcliff Prize and, in 2012, my first monograph, Experiencing War as the 'Enemy Other', was awarded the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize. In 2016, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer.

External appointments

External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University (Oct 2014 - )

Advisory Board, ‘Mixing It’ AHRC project in collaboration with Imperial War Museum North (2015 - 2016)

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Executive committee member of the UK Oral History Society (2010-2014)

Executive committee member of the Social History Society (2010-2013)

Deputy Convenor of the Scottish Oral History Group.

Useful Links


Research in a Nutshell video: https://media.ed.ac.uk/media/1_c44qxlch