About this Fellow
Pat Thane is Research Professor of Contemporary History, Kings College, London. She was previously Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Sussex, 1994-2001 and Leverhulme Professor of Contemporary British History at the Institute of Historical Research, 2001-2010. She studied History at Oxford. Her PhD was supervised by Brian Abel-Smith at LSE. She is currently writing a history of twentieth century Britain for CUP. She has been a Visiting Professor at Nanjing University, China, and in Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Chile, New York.
- Research Professor in Contemporary British History, King's College London
- Leverhulme Professor of Contemporary British History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Institute of Historical Research University of London, 2001
- Professor of Contemporary History, School for Global studies, University of Sussex, 1994 - 2001
- Assistant Lecturer to Reader in Social History, Goldsmiths, University of London, 1967 - 1994
20th-century German social history; structures & legacies of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); longer-term German and European history in comparative perspective; the Holocaust and collective violence; historical and social theory
Late 18th and 19th century British history; political and cultural developments, theology and religious belief, social and economic thought.
Modern British and Irish history; the history of war, particularly political violence, and terrorism, public security, emergency powers and counter-insurgency in Ireland and Palestine under British rule
History and politics of southern Africa, especially the rural Eastern Cape; environmental history and the politics of conservation