Dr Peter Dorey and Heiko Feldner elected to Fellowships of the Royal Historical Society
Dr Peter Dorey, a Reader in British Politics in the School, was elected to the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his substantive contribution to British political history, especially the post 1945 era. Dr Dorey has made a major contribution to the understanding of political parties and their relationship to the trade unions, constitutional reform and incomes policy. He has also developed expertise as a scholar of Conservative politics in Britain. His work has been widely reviewed and praised for the quality of his analysis and authoritativeness of his conclusions. In addition, Dr Dorey’s three edited volumes were conceived and designed by him with the purpose of casting new light on well known but under elaborated areas of British political practice. He has written or edited 9 books since 1995, and has 3 more books scheduled for publication in 2011.
Heiko Feldner, Senior Lecturer in German Studies in the School, was elected to the Royal Historical Society in recognition of his contribution to European intellectual history, historiography and historical theory. His interdisciplinary work as the joint editor of Bloomsbury’s Writing History series and co-director of the Cardiff Centre for Ideology Critique and Žižek Studies has made an important contribution to our understanding of the relationship between history and ideology formation since the 18th century.