Anne van Mourik spoke with historian Natalya Vince of the University of Portsmouth. Natalya has carried out extensive field research in both Algeria and France since 2005 including interviewing Algerian women who participated in the War of Independence (1954-1962) about their experiences in post-colonial Algeria and their memories of the conflict. Her monograph Our fighting sisters: nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012 was published by Manchester University Press in May 2015 and was winner of the Women’s History Network Annual Book Prize in 2016.
The Department of History invites applications for a PhD in History focused on exploring the Cold War in global perspectives. Particular themes could include post-colonial security issues, such as defence and/or military assistance relations between the superpowers, the former metropoles or other West European countries and African states, conflicts, human rights or peace keeping. We would particularly welcome applications which avoid a Eurocentric perspective.
The Department of History has a strong and growing reputation for research in this field with three new appointments complementing the thematic expertise of existing staff. The department is launching a new MA in Military and International History in 2019 and are thus growing research communities in this field. You are also likely to benefit from a variety of Cold War-related projects in the department, as well as staff roles on international academic bodies and Marco Wyss’s editorial roles including the International Journal of Military History and Historiography, and the book series ‘New Perspectives on the Cold War’ (Brill).