Philosophy

Research degree successes in HAHP

2011 HAHP Degree Successes
Chris Allsobrook –  Philosophy

Thesis Title: On genealogy and ideology criticism
Main Supervisor: Dr Gordon Finlayson

Volkan Aytemiz –  Philosophy

Thesis Title: Theology in Aristotle's Metaphysics
Main Supervisor: Prof Michael Morris

Susan Bracken –  Art History

Thesis Title: Collectors and collecting  in England c. 1600-1660
Main Supervisor: Prof Maurice Howard

Emily Cole –  Art History

Thesis Title: The state apartment in the Jacobean country house, 1603-1625.
Main Supervisor: Prof Maurice Howard

Georgios Daremas – Philosophy

Thesis Title: The concept of political representation from Hobbes to Marx
Main Supervisor: Dr Andrew Chitty

Alden Gregory – Art History

Thesis Title: Knole: an architectural and social history of the Archbishop of Canterbury's house, 1456-1538
Main Supervisor: Prof Maurice Howard

Alec Hickmott – American Studies

Thesis Title: Randolph Blackwell and the economics of civil rights
Main Supervisor: Prof Robert Cook

Ian MacQueen – History

Thesis Title: Re-imagining South Africa: black consciousness, radical Christianity and the New Left  , 1967-1977
Main Supervisor: Prof Saul Dubow/Prof Alan Lester

Andrew Mansfield – History

Thesis Title: Andrew Michael Ramsay's  Essay de Politique: Fenelon and Jacobitism
Main Supervisor: Prof Richard Whatmore

Charles Masquelier – Social & Political Thought

Thesis Title: Labour, knowledge and communication: rethinking the practical content of critical social theory
Main Supervisor: Dr Darrow Schecter

Simon Mussell – Social & Political Thought

Thesis Title: Constellations of Adornian theory and film: readings of Adorno with Tarkovsky and Haneke
Main Supervisor: Dr Darrow Schecter

Kevin Reynolds – History

Thesis Title: 'Children of the Red Flag'. Growing up in a communist family during the Cold War.  A comparative analysis of the British and Dutch communist movement
Main Supervisor: Prof Paul Betts/Prof Clive Webb

Edward Town – Art History

Thesis Title: A house 're-edified' - Thomas Sackville and the transformation of Knole 1605-1608
Main Supervisor: Prof Maurice Howard

Elke Weesjes – History

Thesis Title: 'Children of the Red Flag'.  Growing up in a communist family during the Cold War.  A comparative analysis of the British and Dutch communist movement
Main Supervisor: Prof Ian Gazeley/Prof Alun Howkins

Mark Williams - History

Thesis Title: Encountering the French: a new approach to national identity in England in the eighteenth century
Main Supervisor: Dr Peter Campbell

2012 HAHP Degree Successes
Charlotte Baumann - Philosophy

Thesis Title: Hegel's logic of freedom
Main Supervisor: Andrew Chitty

Sophie Bissett  –  Intellectual History

Thesis Title: The light of conscience: Jean Barbeyrac on moral, civil and religious authority
Main Supervisor: Darrow Schecter

Claire Edwards –  Social & Political Thought

Thesis Title: Beyond the social and political: a synthesis of the political theories of Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault
Main Supervisor: Darrow Schecter

Verena Erlenbusch  –  Social & Political Thought

Thesis Title: A history of terrorism in the age of freedom
Main Supervisor: Gordon Finlayson & Darrow Schecter

Joanna Freer –  American Studies (Literature)

Thesis Title: A "little parenthesis of light": Pynchon and the counterculture
Main Supervisor: Doug Haynes

Nikolas Funke – History

Thesis Title: Religion and the Military in the Holy Roman Empire c.1500-1650
Main Supervisor: Jim Livesey

Iuliana Gavril – Art History

Thesis Title: "Archi-Texts" for contemplation in sixth-century Byzantium: the case of the Church of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople
Main Supervisor: Liz James

Angelica Groom – Art History

Thesis Title: The role of rare and exotic animals in the self-fashioning of the early modern court: the Medici court in Florence as a case study
Main Supervisor: Michelle O’Malley

James Harding – American Studies (Literature)

Thesis Title: Hiding and seeking: form, vision, and history in William Faulkner and John Dos Passos
Main Supervisor: Sue Currell

Alexander Howard – American Studies (Literature)

Thesis Title: The life and times of Charles Henri Ford, blues, and the belated renovation of modernism
Main Supervisor: Daniel Kane

Zoe Hyman – American Studies (History)

Thesis Title: American segregationist ideology and white southern Africa, 1948-1975
Main Supervisor: Saul Dubow/Clive Webb

Tom McClelland – Philosophy

Thesis Title: Self-reprentationalism and the Russellian ignorance hypothesis: a hybrid response to the problem of consciousness
Main Supervisor: Sarah Sawyer

Anthony McGrath – Art History

Thesis Title: Books in Art: the symbolic meaning and significance of images of books in Italian Religious Painting 1250-1400
Main Supervisor: Michelle O’Malley

Kate Nowicki – American Studies (History)

Thesis Title: Race, recreation, and the American South: Georgia's Black State Fair, 1906-1930
Main Supervisor: Clive Webb/Sue Currell

Fred Shipton – History

Thesis Title: A study of British diplomatic relations with the Habsburg Monarchy: Austria-Hungary and British attitudes towards it in the years 1885-1918
Main Supervisor: Paul Betts

Zoe Sutherland - Philosophy

Thesis Title: A phenomenology of conceptual art
Main Supervisor: Kathleen Stock/Tanja Staehler

Elaine Tierney – Art History

Thesis Title: Strategies for celebration: realising the ideal celebratory city in London and Paris 1660 - 1715
Main Supervisor: Maurice Howard

Myrto Tsililmponidi – Social  Political Thought

Thesis Title: Remapping Athens: an analysis of cosmopolitan milieus
Main Supervisor: Gerard Delanty

Karen Veitch  – American Studies (Literature)

Thesis Title: The poetry of female radicalism in depression-era America
Main Supervisor: Maria Lauret

Andrew Withey  - Art History

Thesis Title: Middle Eastern contemporary art
Main Supervisor: David Mellor

2013 HAHP Degree Successes
Jenna E. Bailey –  History

Thesis Title: 'Lady Be Good': an exploration of women making music in the Ivy Benson Band 1940- c.1985
Main Supervisor: Prof Clare Langhamer & Dr Christopher Warne

Alys Beverton –  American Studies

Thesis Title: "The Rising Sun of Empire": William H Seward's Mexican Policy 1861-1865
Main Supervisor: Prof Robert Cook & Dr Jarod Roll

Sian Edwards –  History

Thesis Title: Youth movements, citizenship and the English countryside, 1930-1960
Main Supervisor: Prof Ian Gazeley & Prof Clare Langhamer

David Eyles –  History

Thesis Title: 'Seeking the bubble reputation': continuities in combat motivation in Western warfare during the twentieth century with particular emphasis on the Falklands War of 1982
Main Supervisor: Prof Ian Gazeley &  Dr Lucy Robinson

Matthew Glazebrook – American Studies

Thesis Title: How to be an American: community anticommunism and the grassroots right, 1948-1956
Main Supervisor: Prof. Clive Webb & Prof Robert Cook

Elena Hristova – American Studies

Thesis Title: Imagining Brotherhood: the comics of the American Jewish Committee, 1941-1948
Main Supervisor: Dr Jarod Roll

Craig Jordan-Baker – Philosophy

Thesis Title: Agency, structure and realism in language and linguistics
Main Supervisor: Dr Katerina Deligiorgi

Chris Kempshall – History

Thesis Title: History Unwilling allies? Tommy-Poilu relations on the Western Front 1914-1918
Main Supervisor: Prof Ian Gazeley/Dr Chris Warne

Angela Kyriakou – Philosophy

Thesis Title: How valuable is the notion of artist's intentions in the interpretation of painting?
Main Supervisor: Dr Kathleen Stock

Freya Madsen – American Studies

Thesis Title: Never stationary: examining the influence of  creative destruction in the work of Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder
Main Supervisor: Dr Daniel Kane

Katia Mai – Art History

Thesis Title: Paintings of the future: photography in the digital age with particular reference to Andreas Gursky, Jeff Wall and their contemporaries
Main Supervisor: Prof. David Mellor

Charlotte Mullins – Art History

Thesis Title:The world on a plate: the impact of photography on travel imagery and its dissemination in Britain, 1839-1888
Main Supervisor: Prof Geoff Quilley

Chris O’Kane – Social & Political Thought

Thesis Title: Fetishism and social domination in Marx, Lukacs, Adorno and Lefebvre
Main Supervisor: Dr Gordon Finlayson & Dr Darrow Schecter

Rebecca Raynor – Art History

Thesis Title: In the image of St Luke: the artist in early Byzantium
Main Supervisor: Prof Liz James

Peter Robinson - History

Thesis Title: David Williams' Lessons to a Young Prince: publisher influence and reader response
Main Supervisor: Prof Richard Whatmore

Elza Tantcheva-Burdge – Art History

Thesis Title: Colour and light in the seventeenth-century Churches of Arbanassi, Bulgaria
Main Supervisor: Prof Liz James

Wendy Watson – Art History

Thesis Title: The art of personification in late antique silver: third to sixth century AD
Main Supervisor: Prof Liz James

Shivaun Woolfson – History

Thesis Title: Everything Speaks: the Jewish  Lithuanian experience through people, places and objects 
Main Supervisor: Prof Claire Langhamer & Prof Christian Wiese

2014 HAHP Degree Successes
Angela Ferreira Campos – History

Thesis Title: 'Silence and shame? An oral history of the Portuguese colonial war (1961-1974)
Main Supervisor: Prof Claire Langhamer

Kris Grint – History

Thesis Title: James Mill's common place books and their intellectual context, 1773-1836
Main Supervisor: Prof Richard Whatmore

Michele Harrison – History

Thesis Title: At home in Prague: representations of home in the Czechoslovakian Interwar
Main Supervisor: Prof Claire Langhamer & Dr Chris Warne

Basak Keki –  Philosophy

Thesis Title: Nietzsche and Levinas on the ethics of subjectivity
Main Supervisor: Dr Tanja Staehler

Jill Kirby – History

Thesis Title: Troubled by life: the experiences of stress in twentieth century Britain
Main Supervisor: Prof Claire Langhamer & Dr Lucy Robinson

Rico Langeheine – History

Thesis Title: Inter-generational diachronic study of the German-Jewish Fein family from Leipzig
Main Supervisor: Dr Gerhard Wolf & Prof Paul R. Betts

Alexandra Loske – Art History

Thesis Title: The decorative scheme of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton: George IV's design ideas in the context of European colour theory, 1765-1845
Main Supervisor: Dr Meaghan Clarke

Paul Marshall – American Studies

Thesis Title: The Union Party and the 1936 Presidential Election
Main Supervisor: Prof Richard Follett

Trevor Parker – Art History

Thesis Title: Issues of ethnicity and class in the paintings of Mark Gertler
Main Supervisor: Prof David Mellor

David Robson – Philosophy

Thesis Title: A study in metaphysics for free-will:  Using models of causality, determinism and supervenience in the search for free will
Main Supervisor: Prof Michael Morris

Shalini Sinha – Philosophy

Thesis Title: Self and agency: a defence of Prasastapadas's differential naturalism
Main Supervisor: Prof Jonardon Ganeri

Geoffrey Snell – Art History

Thesis Title: A Forest of Masts: the image of the River Thames in the long eighteenth century.
Main Supervisor: Dr Geoffrey Quilley & Dr Meaghan Clarke

Trevor Ware – Art History

Thesis Title: The meaning of ice. Scientific scrutiny and the visual record obtained from the British Polar expeditions between 1772 and 1854
Main Supervisor: Prof Geoff Quilley