The platform for Winchester modern historians and all those with an interest in the history of the recent past.

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About us

Founded in 2010, the Modern History Research Centre supports the research and dissemination activities of our researchers of modern history, both established staff and research students, and organises public events.


Winchester modern historians have research strengths ranging from Winchester and Wessex to Japan and Russia, the American South, the Hispanic world, Italy, World War II/Holocaust, and (post)colonialism in the British and French Empires, as well as medical history and environmental history.

The centre is also home to the Winchester Project, which investigates the history of post-medieval Winchester. For more details, contact Dr Mark Allen.

Explore the staff profiles below for recent publications by our modern historians.

Postgraduate research

Modern history research students are studying a wide range of topics. The centre provides an opportunity for research students to discuss their work more widely. Applications from prospective students are most welcome; for details of the staff who are available to undertake research supervision, please visit the modern history staff profiles below. Find out more about research degrees at Winchester.


The Centre organises an annual series of research seminars that are free and open to the public, as well as academic conferences. Our seminar series see scholars from around the world and closer to home present their research. In 2017 the centre launched its new seminar series focussed around 'minority histories', celebrating diversity in modern history. The 2018 Minority History Annual Event is the 'People on the move' exhibition, a collaboration with Winchester Discovery Centre. This exciting exhibition, running throughout March 2018, is an international exploration of historical perspectives, experiences and events linked to migration and communities in modern history. 

Contact the Convenor for more information on forthcoming events.


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