Department of History

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Dr Chris Kempshall

Post:Associate Tutor (History)
Location:ARTS B B119 HAHP School Office

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 876748
International:+44 1273 876748
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I am a historian focusing on the First World War and popular representations of warfare. I received my PhD from the University of Sussex in 2013. My thesis examined relations between British and French soldiers during the First World War.

I have taught on war, conflict, and European history at the universities of Sussex, Brighton, Kent, and Goldsmiths College, London.

I am also currently a Senior Research Fellow for the Centre for Army Leadership, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Selected Research:


British, French and American Relations on the Western Front, 1914–1918

The First World War in Computer Games


Pixel Lions – the image of the soldier in First World War computer games


I am currently a Teaching Fellow in European History.



PhD - Contemporary History at the University of Sussex 2013. Thesis title: Unwilling allies?: Tommy-Poilu relations on the Western Front 1914-1918

MA - Contemporary War and Peace Studies at the University of Sussex 2006

BA (Hons) -  Media Practice and Theory at the University of Sussex 2005