Professor Jeremy Crang (BA, PGCE, PhD, FRHistS, FRSA)
Professor of Modern British History
Dean of Students, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Other affiliated schools
I was educated at the universities of Stirling, Oxford and Edinburgh. I was appointed to a lectureship in History at Edinburgh in 1993. I have held visiting fellowships at Churchill College, Cambridge (2006 and 2010), and Pembroke College, Oxford (2014).
I am an External Fellow at the Center for the Study of War and Society, University of Tennessee.
I serve on the editorial board of the Comillas Journal of International Relations (Madrid).
I am not currently teaching at undergraduate level because of my role as Dean of Students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
MSc by Research/PhD supervision
Current PhD students supervised
- Houghton, Frances, PhD, British Second World War military memoirs, Primary
Past PhD students supervised
- Houghton, Frances, MScR, British Second World War military memoirs, Primary, 2010
- Spark, Seumas, PhD, The Treatment of the British Military War Dead of the Second World War, Primary, 2010
- Dunlop, Graham, PhD, British Army Logistics in the Burma Campaign 1942-1945, Primary, 2007
- Inglis, James, PhD, The early premiership of Lord Liverpool 1812-1815, Secondary, 2006
- Dunlop, Graham, MScR, British Army Logistics in the Burma Campaign 1942-1945, Primary, 2002
- Britain & Ireland
- Twentieth Century & After
My research interests lie in twentieth-century British History, with a particular interest in the Second World War.
Current research activities
I am currently completing an edited volume for Bloomsbury Academic which will incorporate a selection of Home Intelligence reports from June 1941 to December 1944. This will complete a trilogy of Home Intelligence volumes. The previous two volumes, co-edited with the late Paul Addison, were Listening to Britain (2010) and The Spirit of the Blitz (2020).
The list below is a subset of the information held on the University of Edinburgh PURE system, and includes Books, Chapters, Articles and Conference contributions. For a full list, including details of other publication types (e.g. reviews), please see the Edinburgh Research Explorer page for Professor Jeremy Crang.
Books - Authored
Crang, J. (2020) Sisters in Arms: Women in the British Armed Forces During the Second World War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Crang, J. (2000) The British Army and the People's War 1939-1945. Manchester University Press
Books - Edited
Addison, P. and Crang, J. (eds.) (2020) The Spirit of the Blitz: Home Intelligence and British Morale, September 1940 - June 1941. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Spiers, E., Crang, J. and Strickland, M. (eds.) (2012) A Military History of Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Addison, P. and Crang, J. (eds.) (2011) Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour, May-September 1940. London: Vintage Publishing
Addison, P. and Crang, J. (eds.) (2006) Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden 1945. London: Pimlico
Addison, P. and Crang, J. (eds.) (2000) The Burning Blue: A New History of the Battle of Britain. London: Pimlico
Calvin, C., Crang, J., Paterson, L. and Deary, I. (2014) Childhood evacuation during World War II and subsequent cognitive ability: The Scottish Mental Survey 1947. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 5(2), pp. 227-244DOI: https://doi.org/10.14301/llcs.v5i2.255
Crang, J., Spiers, E. and Strickland, M. (2012) Fighting Scots. BBC History Magazine, 13(5), pp. 57-59
Crang, J. (2011) In search of the Dunkirk spirit. BBC History Magazine, 12(5), pp. 58-60
Crang, J. (2010) The revival of the British women's auxiliary services in the late nineteen-thirties. Historical Research, 83(220), pp. 343-357DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2281.2008.00478.x
Corley, J., Crang, J. and Deary, I. (2009) Childhood IQ and in-service mortality in Scottish army personnel during World War II. Intelligence, 37(3), pp. 238-242DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2008.11.003
Crang, J. (2008) General de Gaulle under sniper fire in Notre Dame Cathedral, 26 August 1944: Robert Reid's BBC commentary. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 27(3), pp. 391-406DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01439680701443184
Crang, J. (2008) 'We have ceased to be a nation in retreat': The Falklands War 1982. British Politics Review, 3(2), pp. 9-9
Sheffield, G. and Crang, J. (2006) From San Carlos to Stanley: The Falklands land/air operations. International Relations, 20(3), pp. 370-375
Crang, J. (2005) The abolition of compulsory church parades in the British Army. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 56(1), pp. 92-106DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022046904001459
Crang, J. (1999) Square pegs and round holes: Other rank selection in the British Army, 1939-45. Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, 77(312), pp. 293-298
Crang, J. (1997) ABCA and Labour's victory in 1945. British Army Review, 115, pp. 23-28
Crang, J. (1996) Politics on parade: Army education and the 1945 general election. History, 81(262), pp. 215-227
Crang, J. (1995) Welcome to civvy street: The demobilization of the British Armed Forces after the Second World War. The Historian, 46, pp. 18-21
Crang, J. and Addison, P. (forthcoming) Home intelligence, the Blitz and the British. In: Crang, J. and Addison, P. (eds.) The Spirit of the Blitz: Home Intelligence Reports on British Morale September 1940 to June 1941. Oxford University Press
Crang, J. (2020) Overseas service. In: Crang, J. (ed.) Sisters in Arms: Women in the British Armed Forces during the Second World War. Cambridge University Press
Crang, J. (2012) The Second World War. In: Spiers, E., Crang, J. and Strickland, M. (eds.) A Military History of Scotland.Edinburgh University Press, pp. 559-599
Crang, J. and Addison, P. (2011) Introduction. In: Addison, P. and Crang, J. (eds.) Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour, May-September 1940. London: Vintage Publishing, pp. xi-xix
Crang, J. and Douglas, F. (2009) Worship after war: The Gulf service of remembrance and thanksgiving 1991. In: Forrester, D. and Gay, D. (eds.) Worship and Liturgy in Context: Studies and Case Studies in Theology and Practice.SCM Press, pp. 208-216
Crang, J. (2006) Victor Klemperer's Dresden. In: Addison, P. and Crang, J. (eds.) Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden 1945. London: Pimlico, pp. 78-95
Crang, J. (2004) Adam, General Sir Ronald Forbes. In: Harrison, H. (ed.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.Oxford University Press, pp. 209-211
Crang, J. (2001) The defence of the Dunkirk perimeter. In: Taylor, B. (ed.) The Battle of France and Flanders 1940: Sixty Years On. Leo Cooper, pp. 73-85
Crang, J. and Addison, P. (2000) A battle of many nations. In: Addison, P. and Crang, J. (eds.) The Burning Blue: A New History of the Battle of Britain. London: Pimlico, pp. 243-263
Crang, J. (2000) The British Army as a social institution 1939-45. In: Strachan, H. (ed.) The British Army, Manpower and Society: Into the Twenty-First Century. London: Frank Cass, pp. 175-191
Crang, J. (1997) The British soldier on the home front: Army morale reports, 1940-45. In: Calder, P. (ed.) Time to Kill: The Soldier's Experience of War in the West, 1939-45. London: Pimlico, pp. 60-74