History Research Group

History Research Group

The History Research Group brings together historians working across the University of Greenwich.

Research activity

About us

Our research interestsare diverse in chronological and thematic terms, but the group provides a focus for our activities, a forum for discussion of research strategy, culture and funding, and facilitates collaborations between its members.  The group maintains close links with historians working in other institutions in London and beyond through research projects and seminar participation. Members organise a range of seminar activities reflecting the group's diverse interests.

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History at Greenwich is chronologically, thematically and geographically diverse - ranging from the early modern to contemporary, across societies, politics and cultures, with particular strengths in imperial, social, gender and environmental histories.

Recent publications


Talbot, Michael , Caldwell, Anne, Emmott, Chloe (2020), Perceiving Palestine: British visions of the Holy Land. In: , , , . , Jerusalem Quarterly, 82 . pp. 50-76 ISSN: 0334-4800 (Print), (doi: https://www.palestine-studies.org/en/node/1650278).

Martin, Mary Clare and , (2019), Catechizing at home, 1740-1870: Instruction, communication, denomination. Cambridge University Press. In: , , , . Cambridge University Press, Studies in Church History, 55 . pp. 256-273 ISSN: 0424-2084 (Print), 2059-0644 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/stc.2018.31).

Ware, Christopher and , (2019), Impact of the Dutch raid 1667. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, International Journal of Maritime History ISSN: 0843-8714 (Print), 2052-7756 (Online) (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Talbot, Michael and , (2018), Sparks of happenstance: Photographs, public celebrations, and the Ottoman military band of Jerusalem. Indiana University Press. In: , , , . Indiana University Press, Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, 5 (1) . pp. 33-66 ISSN: 2376-0699 (Print), 2376-0702 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.2979/jottturstuass.5.1.04s).

Talbot, Michael and , (2018), Separating the waters from the sea: The place of islands in Ottoman maritime territoriality during the eighteenth century. Princeton. In: , , , . Princeton, Princeton Papers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 18 . pp. 61-86 ISSN: 1084-5666 (Print), (doi: ).

Rand, Gavin and , Condos, Mark (2017), Coercion and conciliation at the edge of empire: state-building and its limits in Waziristan, 1849-1914. Cambridge University Press. In: , , , . Cambridge University Press, Historical Journal, 61 (3) . pp. 1-19 ISSN: 0018-246X (Print), 1469-5103 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X17000280).

Talbot, Michael and , (2017), Protecting the Mediterranean: Ottoman responses to maritime violence, 1718-1770. Brill Academic Publishers. In: , , , . Brill Academic Publishers, Journal of Early Modern History, 21 (4) . pp. 283-317 ISSN: 1385-3783 (Print), 1570-0658 (Online) (doi: ).

Martin, Mary Clare and , (2016), The state of play: Historical perspectives. Taylor and Francis. In: , , , . Taylor and Francis, International Journal of Play, 5: 8 (3) . pp. 329-339 ISSN: 2159-4937 (Print), 2159-4953 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/21594937.2016.1244025).

Book section

Martin, Mary Clare and , (2021), Religious practice and the social worlds of eighteenth-century Children, 1688 to 1800. Manchester University Press. In: , , In: Caroline Bowden, Emily Vine, Tessa Whitehouse (eds.), Religion and the life cycle in early modern Englan. Manchester University Press, Manchester (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Ware, Christopher and , (2021), To Defend the Coast. Boydell and Brewer. In: , , In: Shelia Sweentinburgh, Stuart Bligh, Elizabeth Edwards (eds.), Maritime Kent Through the Ages: Gateway to the Se. Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge (doi: ).

Martin, Mary Clare and , (2020), Learning at home: Class, religion, gender and family. Routledge. In: , , In: Joachim Eibach, Margareth Lanzinger (eds.), The Routledge History of the Domestic Sphere in Europe: 16th to 19th Centur. Routledge, (1st) . ISBN: 9780367143671 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

DiCenzo, Maria and , Eustance, Claire (2017), ‘Many more worlds to conquer’: the feminist press beyond suffrage. Edinburgh University Press. In: , , In: Catherine Clay, Maria DiCenzo, Barbara Green, Fiona Hackney (eds.), Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Perio. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK (1st) . ISBN: 9781474412537 (doi: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-women-039-s-periodicals-and-print-culture-in-britain-1918-1939-hb.html) NB Item availability restricted.

Talbot, Michael and , (2017), İngiliz Whig Tarihçiliği ve Thomas Carlyle. Pegem Akademi. In: , , , Dünyada Tarihçilik: Dönemler, Okullar, Yaklaşımlar ve Tarihçile. Pegem Akademi, Ankara . pp. 125-136 . ISBN: 9786052410578 (doi: https://doi.org/10.14527/9786052410578.07).

Roy, Kaushik and , Rand, Gavin (2017), Introduction: Warfare, culture and society in colonial South Asia. Routledge India. In: , , In: Kaushik Roy, Gavin Rand (eds.), Culture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asia (War and Society in South Asia. Routledge India, (1st) . pp. 1-31 . ISBN: 9781138206724 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Rand, Gavin and , (2017), ‘From the Black Mountain to Waziristan’: culture and combat on the North-West frontier. Routledge. In: , , In: Kaushik Roy, Gavin Rand (eds.), Culture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asi. Routledge, . pp. 189-227 . ISBN: 9781138206724 (doi: https://www.routledge.com/Culture-Conflict-and-the-Military-in-Colonial-South-Asia-1st-Edition/Roy-Rand/p/book/9781138206724).

Pennell, Sara and , (2017), Happiness in things? Plebeian experiences of chattel ‘property’ in the long eighteenth century. Oxford University Press. In: , , , Suffering and Happiness in England 1550-1850: Narratives and Representation. Oxford University Press, Oxford (1st) . pp. 208-226 . ISBN: 9780198748267 (doi: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/suffering-and-happiness-in-england-1550-1850-narratives-and-representations-9780198748267?lang=en&cc=md#) NB Item availability restricted.

Martin, Mary Clare and , (2016), Play, missionaries and the cross-cultural encounter in global perspective, 1800-1870. Routledge. In: , , In: Hugh Morrison, Mary Clare Martin (eds.), Creating Religious Childhoods in Anglo-World and British Colonial Contexts, 1800-195. Routledge, New York . pp. 61-84 . ISBN: 9781472489487 (hbk.); 9781315408781 (ebk.) (doi: https://www.routledge.com/Creating-Religious-Childhoods-in-Anglo-Worldand-British-Colonial-Contexts/Morrison-Martin/p/book/9781472489487) NB Item availability restricted.

Pennell, Sara and , (2016), Getting down from the table: early modern foodways and material culture. Routledge. In: , , In: Catherine Richardson, Tara Hamling, David Gaimster (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europ. Routledge, London . pp. 185-195 . ISBN: 9781409462699 (doi: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315613161/chapters/10.4324/9781315613161-21) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Martin, Mary Clare and , (2020), Christian socialism and voluntary action: feminism, suffrage and politics, 1880-1950. In: Voluntary Action History Society seminar, 10 Feb 2020, London, UK , . , (doi: https://www.vahs.org.uk/).

Martin, Mary and , (2019), Religion and adolescence from 1700-1900: autonomy, ritual and community. In: 12th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past: Rebels Without a Cause? Accessing and Exploring Adolescents/Adolescence in the Past, 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2019, Sheffield, UK , . , (doi: ).

Edited book

Roy, Kaushik and , Rand, Gavin (2017), Culture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asia. Routledge India. In: , , In: Kaushik Roy, Gavin Rand (eds.), Culture, Conflict and the Military in Colonial South Asi. Routledge India, Abingdon, Oxon (1st) . pp. 1-31 . ISBN: 9781138206724 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.