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
Lord Peter Hennessy of Nympsfield FBA
About this Fellow
Peter Hennessy was a journalist for over 20 years and has written for The Times, The Financial Times and The Economist. He has been Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, since 2001.
- Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History, Queen Mary University of London
- Professor of Contemporary History, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, 1994 - 1997
History and politics of southern Africa, especially the rural Eastern Cape; environmental history and the politics of conservation
History of thought in international relations; history of Soviet foreign policy; contemporary history of Chile; biography (E H Carr); origins of the Second World War.
Modern Irish and British politics and history; nationalism, political violence, and intellectual history; the politics and history of terrorism