Dr Charlotte Alston
PhD, MLitt, PGCert, BA
Senior Lecturer in History; Director of Postgraduate Research in History
Department of Humanities
Lipman Building, room 316
Newcastle upon Tyne
phone: +44 (0) 191 243 7231
fax: +44 (0) 191 227 3696
Charlotte was appointed to a senior lectureship in the Division of Politics and History in February 2009. Between 2006-2009 she was a lecturer in history at the University of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, and between 2003-2006 she worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice, University of Ulster, 2009
PhD History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2004
MLitt History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2000
BA History, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1999
Charlotte contributes to the team taught module ‘The Making of Contemporary Europe’ at level 4; she co-ordinates and teaches the module ‘Russia and the Modern World 1860-2000’ at level 5, and the modules ‘Revolution and the Russian Empire’ and ‘An End to War? Peacemaking in Paris 1919’ at level 6.
Charlotte’s research interests are in international history between 1890 and 1945, media history, and the history of Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly relations between Russia / Eastern Europe and the West. Recent projects have included work on Russia and the border states at the Paris Peace Conference, Russian émigré organisations in the West, the British press and the Russian civil war, and a biography of the New Zealand journalist and linguist Harold Williams, who reported and advised on the Russian Revolutions. She is currently working on a study of the international Tolstoyan movement, a Christian Anarchist movement that flourished in Europe and the USA in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Charlotte supervises Lee Collins, whose doctoral project focuses on British aid to Russia and advocacy of the Russian alliance during the Second World War. She co-supervises Paul Simpson and Andre Keil.
Charlotte is interested in supervising research students in any aspect of Anglo-Russian relations, international relations before or after the First World War, and press and public attitudes to international affairs.
Affiliations and Memberships
Awards and Fellowships
2009: Arts and Humanities Research Council - Research Leave Scheme
2008: British Academy Small Grant
2007: Royal Irish Academy / Hungarian Academy of Sciences Exchange Scheme - Visiting Fellowship
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Tolstoy and his Disciples: The history of a radical international movement (IB Tauris, forthcoming).
Piip, Meierovics, Voldemaras: The Baltic States. Makers of the Modern World, the Peace Conferences 1919-23 and their aftermath (Haus, 2010).
Russia's Greatest Enemy? Harold Williams and the Russian Revolutions (I. B. Tauris, 2007), 288pp.
Chapters and Articles:
‘Britain and the International Tolstoyan Movement 1890-1910’ in Rebecca Beasley and Philip Bullock (eds.), Russia in Britain 1880-1940: Melodrama to Modernity (Oxford University Press, 2012).
'The Work of the Russian Liberation Committee in London 1919-1924', Slavonica 14, 1 (April 2008), pp. 6-17.
'British Journalism and the Russian Civil War 1917-1921', Revolutionary Russia, 20, 1 (June 2007), pp. 35-49.
'"The Suggested Basis for a Russian Federal Republic": Britain, Anti-Bolshevik Russia and the Border States at the Paris Peace Conference 1919', History 91, 301 (January 2006), pp. 24-44.
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