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Prof Charlotte Alston


Department: Humanities

Dr Charlotte Alston , Humanities Department , Northumbria UniversityCharlotte joined Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in 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.




Campus Address

Northumbria University
Room 316, Lipman Building, City Campus
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Other Courses Certificate January 12 2016
  • Education PGCHE August 13 2009
  • History PhD June 30 2004
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Fellow Royal Historical Society 2009

Key Publications

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  • Encounters on the Eastern Front: The Royal Naval Armoured Car Division in Russia 1915-1920, Alston, C. 1 Nov 2018, In: War in History
  • News of the Struggle, Alston, C. 14 Dec 2017, The Foreign Political Press in Nineteenth Century London, London, Bloomsbury
  • Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata, Alston, C. 17 Dec 2015, Patriarchal Moments, London, Bloomsbury
  • From steamroller to empty chair, Alston, C. Oct 2014, 28 June : Sarajevo 1914-Versailles 1919 : the war and peace that made the modern world, London, Haus Publishing
  • A Great Host of Sympathisers: The Doukhobor Emigration and its International Supporters, 1895–1905, Alston, C. 14 May 2014, In: Journal of Modern European History
  • Transnational solidarities and the politics of the left, 1890-1990-introduction, Alston, C. 2014, In: European Review of History
  • Tolstoy and his disciples: the history of a radical international movement, Alston, C. 18 Dec 2013
  • Britain and the International Tolstoyan Movement, Alston, C. Sep 2013, Russia in Britain, 1880-1940: From Melodrama to Modernism, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Antonius Piip, Zigfrids Meierovics and Augustinas Voldemaras, The Baltic States, Alston, C. 2010
  • The work of the Russian liberation committee in London, 1919-1924, Alston, C. Apr 2008, In: Slavonica
  • British journalism and the Russian civil war 1917-1921, Alston, C. Jun 2007, In: Revolutionary Russia
  • Russia's Greatest Enemy? Harold Williams and the Russian Revolutions, Alston, C. 2007
  • 'The suggested basis for a Russian Federal Republic': Britain, anti-Bolshevik Russia and the border states at the Paris Peace Conference 1919, Alston, C. Jan 2006, In: History

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Charlotte's research focuses on Russia's relations, both cultural and diplomatic, with the West. She is the author of books and articles on Russia's revolutions and civil war, the post-First World War peace settlements, and the international influence of Tolstoy's thought.

PGR Supervision

  • Lara Green Russian Revolutionary Terrorism in Transnational Perspective: Representations and Networks 1881-1926 Start: 07/10/2014
  • Shaun Pitt Start: 01/10/2018
  • Jasmine Calver The Comité mondial des femmes contre la guerre et le fascisme: Anti-Fascist, Feminist, and Communist Activism in the 1930s Start: 13/11/2015


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