Professor Bloxham wins Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology is delighted to congratulate Professor Bloxham on his success in winning a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship. (Published 19 Dec, 2016)

Donald Bloxham (Richard Pares Professor of History) has been awarded funding of £144,542 from the Leverhulme Trust for a Major Research Fellowship to work on the project  ‘The world we fought for? Systematic violence in global history since 1945’.  These fellowships are highly prestigious, with only 33 awarded nationally this year. Both fellowships will run for three years, starting in 2017.

Professor Bloxham will be working on the first global history of extreme violence from the end of the Second World War to the present. He will examine worldwide connections between wars, revolutions, genocides, famines, large-scale terrorism and state terror. As a ‘new international history’ the project will explore the violence-conducive environment created by imperialism’s legacies, decolonisation, self-determination development agendas, the Cold War, and new geopolitical struggles since the Cold War. 

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