Campus: Wilfrid Laurier
Office: RCW West 303 (Brantford campus)
Phone: 519-756-8228 ext. 5707
Education: BA (Trent), DPhil (Oxon)
My research interests lie in 19th and 20th century Britain and France, particularly the study of war and peace, as well as the history of Brantford. I am especially interested in history and memory as it relates to the First World War. My current research explores the impact of two of the world’s preeminent museums – the Imperial War Museum London and l’Historial de la Grande Guerre in Péronne, France – on perceptions of the Great War in Britain and France.
My most recent publications include a study of the impact of pacifist writers Jean de Bloch and Norman Angell prior to 1914 (for the journal Francia), an examination of the use of monuments by local elites to promote a specific image of the City of Brantford (special edition of the Journal of Canadian Studies) and an exploration of the influence of L’Historial on the historiography of World War I in its first twenty years of existence (appearing in Laurier’s own Canadian Military History).