About this Fellow
Peter Mandler is a social, cultural and intellectual historian of modern Britain and of the humanities and social sciences in the Anglophone world more generally. Current research addresses Britain's transition to mass education (at school and university level) since the Second World War, and how the language of social science entered everyday life in Britain and the U.S. over the course of the 20th century. He is Professor of Modern Cultural History at the University of Cambridge, and Bailey Fellow in History at Gonville and Caius College; from 2012-16 he served as President of the Royal Historical Society and he is currently Chair of the British Academy's Modern History Section.
- Professor of Modern Cultural History, University of Cambridge; Bailey Lecturer in History, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
The political, social and cultural histories of Ireland and England, c.1600-1800.
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.
Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.