Dr Akil N. Awan is Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Political Violence and Terrorism at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests are focused around the history of terrorism, radicalization, social movements, protest, and new media. He has written widely in these areas, both academically and in the popular press.

Dr Anna Whitelock is a Reader in Early Modern History and is Director of the London Centre for Public History and Heritage. She is an expert on  the Tudors and Stuarts, monarchy,  and other aspects of political and social history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


Dr Graham Smith is a Senior Lecturer in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research includes oral history, public history and the history of medicine (and in particular general practice c.1948-1990).

Dr Dan Stone is a Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a historian of ideas who works primarily on twentieth-century European history. His research interests include: the history and interpretation of the Holocaust, comparative genocide, history of anthropology, and the cultural history of the British Right.

Dr Jane Hamlett is a historian of modern Britain and expert on women and gender, families, private life, the home, residential institutions, and the material world.

Dr Nicola Phillips is an expert in Women’s and Gender History, a Co-Director of the Bedford Centre for the History of Women and lead editor of The Bedford Centre. 

Professor Humayun Ansari is Professor of the History of Islam and Cultural Diversity and Director of the Centre for Minority Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.  His academic research embraces ethnicity, identity, migration, multiculturalism, Islam in the West, Islamism and Islamophobia.

Professor Justin Champion is currently a member of the Public History Committee for the Historical Association (see HA) and is keen to develop relationships with publics, communities, audiences and individuals outside of the Higher education world.

Dr Andrea Mammone is a historian of modern Europe at Royal Holloway, University of London, working on European far-right parties, transnational groups, modern Italy, and on other themes on European history, politics, and society.

Dr Edward Madigan is a Lecturer in Public History and First World War Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. His work combines cultural, religious and military history and his main research interests are British identity and culture in wartime and the British and Irish experience and memory of the Great War.