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
The social, political & cultural history of Germany in the long 19th centure; Germans & the natural world; German transnational history since the 16th century.
The history of modern China from 1850, especially the history of warfare, globalisation, and revolution in China
Modern British history, especially cultural, intellectual and social; the histories of the humanities and social sciences in comparative perspective
The history of empires, expecially the British Empire in its global setting. The rise & decline of imperial port-cities, 1830s-1930s