Dr Brett Holman, University of New England
Dr Brett Holman lectures in history at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. He is an expert in the role of aviation in British and Australian society and culture in the first half of the 20th century with a focus on the theory, anticipation, and experience of aerial bombardment in the public sphere. He is the author of The Next War in the Air: Britain’s Fear of the Bomber, 1908-1941(Routledge, 2017) and the research blog Airminded: Airpower and British Society, 1908-1941. He has also written for BBC History Magazine, Wartime, Fortean Times, and Flightpath.
Dr David Clampin, Liverpool John Moores University
Dr David Clampin is Subject Leader for History and associated Programmes at the University of Liverpool John Moores, as well as a historian of the British home front during the Second World War. His research interests include morale, propaganda, routine, and the importance of normalcy in everyday life between 1939 and 1945. He holds an MA in Propaganda, Persuasion and History from the University of Kent and a PhD from Aberystwyth University which examined the role of British press advertising during the Second World War. Aspects of his research are informed by a previous career in advertising and marketing, notably working for Campaign magazine, Capital Radio Group, and BBC Worldwide.
Dr Juliette Pattinson, University of Kent
Dr Juliette Pattinson is a socio-cultural historian at the University of Kent. Her research interests include cultural memory, oral history methodology, gender, and warfare in Western and Eastern Europe during the Second World War. She is the author of Behind Enemy Lines (2007), a monograph published with Manchester University Press, and the popular history book Secret War (Caxton, 2001). She has written articles for public history magazines and newspapers alongside several scholarly articles and chapters. Dr Pattinson sits on the editorial board for Women's History Review, and has previously been the secretary of the Social History Society.
Professor Daniel Ussishkin, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Daniel Ussishkin is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a specialist in modern Europe in general, and of modern Britain more particularly. His research interests include the role of military culture in shaping the British imperial state from the Opium Wars to the Second World War. Professor Ussishkin has published a number of articles and his first book titled Morale: A Modern British History (Oxford University Press, 2017) explores how modern Britons tried to understand what morale actually was and the ways in which they sought to secure it.
Dr Karen Schaller, University of East Anglia
Dr Karen Schaller is Senior Lecturer in Literature, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She specialises in theories and discourses of emotion, affect and feeling, and is particularly interested in how emotion is at work in critical narratives about 20th century literature, including literary accounts of the effects the Second World War. She is currently working on a book about Elizabeth Bowen's 'feeling' short stories, which includes some of the most interesting fiction written during and about Britain in the Second World War.