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Prof Tom Lawson

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Not available

Tom studied at the Universities of York, Durham and Southampton. After completing a PhD he was appointed as Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Winchester in 2002. At Winchester he served as Head of Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2009-2013) and was a Mid-Career Fellow of the British Academy 2011-12. He was appointed Professor of Holocaust Studies at Winchester in 2012. He joined Northumbria as Professor of History in 2013.


History PhD September 01 1998

Key Publications

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  • Britain’s promise to forget, Lawson, T. 3 Jul 2017, In: Holocaust Studies: a Journal of Culture and History
  • ‘We have exterminated the race in Van Diemen’s Land’: Remembering colonial genocide in 19th century British culture, Lawson, T. Mar 2015, Aftermath: Genocide, Memory and History, Monash University
  • Coming to terms with the past: Reading and writing colonial genocide as a Holocaust historian, Lawson, T. 2014, In: Holocaust Studies: a Journal of Culture and History
  • Memorializing colonial genocide in Britain: the case of Tasmania, Lawson, T. 15 Dec 2014, In: Journal of Genocide Research
  • The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania, Lawson, T. 30 Jan 2014
  • The Holocaust and Colonial Genocide at the Imperial War Museum, Lawson, T. Nov 2013, Britain and the Holocaust: Remembering and Representing War and Genocide, Basingstoke, Macmillan
  • ‘The Only Thing to be Deplored is the Extraordinary Mortality’: Flinders Island and the Imagination of the British Empire, Lawson, T. 31 Dec 2013, Monstrous Geographies: Places and Spaces of the Monstrous, Interdisciplinary Press
  • God and War: The Church of England and armed conflict in the twentieth century, Parker, S., Lawson, T. Nov 2012
  • Debates on the Holocaust, Lawson, T. Oct 2010

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  • Roseanna Ramsden Start: 01/10/2017
  • Lisa Peatfield Start: 01/10/2018
  • Diana Packer Britain and Rescue: Government Policy and the Jewish Refugees 1942-43 Start: 07/10/2014


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