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Martin Evans
Professor Of Modern European History (History)
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I currently teach undergraduate courses in modern history.  These include the ‘Middle East and North Africa since 1908’; ‘Europe in the Twentieth Century’; ‘Time and Place: 1956 - The Battle of Algiers’; and ‘Fascisms’.

My final year special subject explores the French Empire and its complex aftermaths both in France and the former  colonies.  Here the starting point is the French annexation of Morocco in 1912.

At postgraduate level I teach an MA course on France and German since 1871.

I currently supervise or co-supervise two doctoral students

Previous doctoral completions include:

Dr Monica Riera, : 'Holocaust memorials in Berlin' (2004).

Dr Marianne Durrand: ‘Violence and the Algerian War’ (2006).

Dr Enrico Cernigio: 'Political choices and national identity: At the eastern borders of  Italy from Resistance to the Cold War' (2008).

Dr Manus McGrogan: 'Tout! in context 1968-1974: the French radical press at the crossroads of far left, new movements and counterculture ‘ ( 2010 ESRC funded).

Dr Fiona Haig: 'Reactions to the Soviet intervention in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 amongst rank and file communist party members in the communist controlled ports of La Seyne (France) and Monfalcone (Italy)' (2011 ESRC funded).

Dr Joanna Warson: 'France in Anglophone Africa: French policy and perceptions from decolonisation to the postcolonial era' (2013). 

I have been an external PhD examiner at Cambridge University; Coventry University; Oxford University; the London School of Economics; and St. Andrew’s University.