Modern History from 1850

This section brings together Fellows who specialise in modern history from 1850.

What is modern history?

15 Feb 2021 Professor Rana Mitter FBA

Professor Rana Mitter FBA explores the stories told by modern history and how they help us to make sense of the present.

Focus of this section

'Modern history' encompasses the history of the whole world since c.1850 and up to the present day. There are inevitably overlaps with the early modern history Section, but also with Sections that cover the history of modern Africa, Asia and the Middle East, modern economic history and the history of international relations. All aspects of history are covered: social, cultural, economic, political, international and transnational, intellectual.

Section chair

Professor Peter Gatrell FBA

Professor of Economic History, University of Manchester

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