Dr Grace Huxford (Principal Investigator)
Grace is a historian of post-1945 Britain, with particular interests in the Cold War and the interaction between war, state and society. She has written a book on the social history of the Korean War and the experiences of those British personnel who served there, as well as those back in Britain. She has published numerous articles on the Cold War, social history and oral history and co-leads the Oral History Research Cluster at the University of Bristol. More information is available on her staff page: http://tinyurl.com/ghuxford
Dr Joel Morley (Postdoctoral Research Assistant)
Joel is a historian of war and gender in twentieth century Britain, with particular interests in the social history of war, masculinity, and memory. Joel has previously worked on the ‘National Service Life Stories’ oral history project at the University of Essex, examining how post-1945 National Service shaped the lives of a generation of British men. He has published articles on the memory of the First World War and is currently writing a book that examines how the memory of the First World War shaped the attitudes of those who served in the Second World War. Joel is co-convenor of the Oral History Society’s seminar series at the Institute for Historical Research.
Imperial War Museum (Project Partner)
IWM is a family of five museums and historic sites covering war and conflict from the First World War to the present day. Their sites and unique collection of objects tell the human stories of lives engulfed in war and show how conflict has shaped the world in which we all live. More information is available on their website: http://www.iwm.org.uk
Funding for this project was provided by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellowship (Early Career), grant reference: AH/S002634/1