Dr Huw Halstead (BA, MA, PhD)

Lecturer in Public History ; Public History

Contact details



3.09 William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place

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  • Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm: In person in 3.09 William Robertson Wing (drop in)
    Fridays 4-5pm: In person in 3.09 William Robertson Wing (drop in)


Affiliated research centres

Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History


I joined HCA in 2023 as a Lecturer in Public History. I was previously a Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer in the History of Twentieth-Century Italy and Spain at the University of St Andrews; the Macmillan-Rodewald Postdoctoral Student at the British School at Athens; and an Associate Lecturer at the University of York. I hold a BA(Hons), MA, and PhD from the University of York. My research focuses on public history, memory, and everyday life, with a particular focus on the history of the Mediterranean world.

Postgraduate teaching

The ‘Dark Side’: Dark Tourism and Difficult Heritages.

Halstead, H. (2022). ‘Everyday Public History’. History: The Journal of the Historical Association. Special issue ‘Public History: Beyond Impact and Engagement’.


Halstead, H. (2022). ‘“The Pawns that They Moved Here and There”? Microacts, Room for Manoeuvre, and Everyday Agency in the 1974 Cyprus Conflict’. European History Quarterly. Special issue ‘‘Everyday Life’ and the History of Dictatorship in Southern Europe.’


Halstead, H. (2022). ‘“Two Homelands and None”: Belonging, Alienation, and Everyday Citizenship with the Expatriated Greeks of Turkey’. Journal of Migration History. Special issue ‘The Limits of Citizenship’.


Halstead, H. (ed.) (2021). Locating ‘Placeless’ Memories: The Role of Place in Digital Constructions of Memory and Identity. Special issue of Memory Studies 14(3).


Halstead, H. (2021). ‘“We Did Commit these Crimes”: Post-Ottoman Solidarities, Contested Places, and Kurdish Apology for the Armenian Genocide on Web 2.0.’. Memory Studies 14(3): 634-649.


Halstead, H. (2021). ‘Cyberplace: From Fantasies of Placelessness to Connective Emplacement’. Memory Studies 14(3): 561-571.


Hoskins, A. and Halstead, H. (2021). ‘The New Grey of Memory: Andrew Hoskins in Conversation with Huw Halstead’. Memory Studies 14(3): 675-685.


Halstead, H. (2020). ‘Reclaiming the Land: Belonging, Landscape, and In situ Displacement on the Plain of Karditsa (Greece)’. History & Anthropology 31(5).


Halstead, H. (2019). Greeks without Greece: Homelands, Belonging, and Memory amongst the Expatriated Greeks of Turkey. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.


Halstead, H. (2018). ‘“Ask the Assyrians, Armenians, Kurds”: Transcultural Memory and Nationalism in Greek Historical Discourse on Turkey’. History & Memory 30(2): 3-39.


Halstead, H. (2014a). ‘Heirs to Byzantium: Identity and the Helleno-Romaic Dichotomy amongst the Istanbul Greek Migrant Community in Greece.’ Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 38(2): 265-284.


Halstead, H. (2014b). ‘Harmony and Strife in Memories of Greek-Turkish Intercommunal Relationships in Istanbul and Cyprus.’ Journal of Modern Greek Studies 32(2): 393-415.