Dr Patrick Longson

Title: Teaching Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733206
Email: p.longson@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB1.060
Role: History Careers Officer
Study Abroad Tutor for American Studies (Semester 2)
Contacting me: By email or telephone.
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I studied for a BA in Medieval and Modern History (2006-09), and MA in Contemporary History (2009-10) at the University of Birmingham, and was awarded AHRC funding for my doctoral studies in 2010. I was awarded a PhD in Modern History in July 2014 for my thesis, The Rise of the German Menace: Imperial Anxiety and British Popular Culture, 1896-1903. I am currently conducting further research into the imperial and global context of Anglo-German antagonism in the period before the world war.

I teach on subjects relating to the British Empire and Imperialism and am an active member of the School’s research community. I have taught previously at the University of Birmingham and Queen Mary University of London on a variety of modern historical topics. I run a third year option module which studies the social, cultural and political context of the South African War (1899-1902) in the first age of globalization.

o        Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British History

o        Imperial and Colonial History

o        The History of British India (1747-1948)

o        Media, Journalism and Literary Culture

o        Global and Transnational History

o        The First World War

o        The East End of London

 ‘Popular Politics and Empire: Imperial Crises and the Influence of Public Opinion, 1896-03’ (Forthcoming, 2015)
 ‘The Rise of the German Menace in British Popular Culture, 1896-1902’, (Forthcoming)

 ‘British Imperial Anxieties and the Birth of the German Menace, 1895-96’ (Under review with the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, August 2014).

 ‘Review: Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War by Jerry White’, Family and Community History Journal, (Forthcoming).               

‘Review: Brad Beaven, Visions of Empire: Patriotism, Popular Culture and the City, 1870-1939’, Family and Community History Journal, Vol. 17 no. 2 (October, 2014), pp. 149-151

 ‘Review: Andrew Thompson (ed.), Britain’s Experience of the Empire in the Twentieth Century’, Journal of History and Cultures 1:1 (2012), pp. 78-80.


HIS-20066 Imperialism and Empire

HIS-20067 Sources and Debates


o        AHRC Doctoral Scholarship, University of Birmingham (2010-2013)