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Prof Kevin Passmore 

Dr Kevin Passmore
Position:Professor of History

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75654
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929
Location:John Percival Building 4.34

Research Interests

  • The Political, Social and Gender History of France since 1870
  • The Extreme Right in Europe since 1870
  • Fascism
  • Historiography
  • History and Theory

Some recent  publications

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction, revised edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, May 2014)

‘Collective psychology, anti-southern prejudice and constitutional reform in interwar France: The Stavisky scandal and the riots of 6 February 1934’, in Sam Kalman and Sean Kennedy (eds), The Right in France between the Wars (Berghan, 2014).

The Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy (Oxford University Press, 2013)  Project supported by The British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council

‘Les préjugés antiméridionaux en France et anticeltiques en Grande Bretagne’, in À droite de la droite. Les droites radicales en France et en Grande Bretagne au XXe siècle, edited by Philippe Vervaecke, (Lille: Septentrion, 2012), 59-86.

‘History and Social Science since 1945’, in Daniel  Woolf and Axel Schneider (eds) The Oxford History of Historical Writing, Vol V: 1945 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). pp. 199-219

Some forthcoming publications

‘L'hisoriographie du « fascisme » en France’, French Historical Studies, 37:3 (2014), 469-99.

‘History and Historiography’, in Philippe Fontaine and Roger Backhouse (eds), A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014), 29-61

'La droite entre les deux guerres : psychologie des foules, sciences de l’organisation et publicité moderne', Politix, édition spéciale: les mobilisations de droite (2014)

‘Fascism as a social movement’, for Stefan Berger and Holger Nehring (eds), Social Movements in Global Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2014).


Year One Undergradaute Modules

 HS1107: History in Practice

Year Two Undergraduate Modules

 HS1701: Approaches to History (30 Credits)

HS1741: From Dreyfus to le Pen: France 1898-2012 (30 Credits)

Year Three Undergraduate Modules

 HS1848: Fascism & Antifascism in France (30 credits)

MA Modules

France, 1870-1945; France 1945-2011

 HST644: Historical Theory & Methods

Administrative roles

Director of Research for the School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Admissions Tutor BA History

Convener for Years Two and Three (Part Two)