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Dr Jenny Macleod

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Jenny Macleod

Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History, Head of Department

Biography Dr Jenny Macleod is a graduate of Edinburgh University and Pembroke College, Cambridge, whose first lectureship was in Modern British History at the University of Newcastle.

Thereafter, she worked for King's College London, firstly as a research fellow at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, and then as a lecturer in Defence Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College.

Dr Macleod then returned to Edinburgh University as a research fellow before joining the University of Hull as a lecturer in 2006. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015. She took on the role of Head of Department in 2019.

During the centenary in 2015 of the Allied attack on Gallipoli, Dr Macleod's research was recognised through a range of media and lecturing invitations including:

- Visiting Canterbury Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

- Keynote speaker at conferences at the Australian National University, the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey

Dr Macleod was the co-founder of the International Society of the First World War Studies and performed a number of leadership roles for the society up until 2018. She remains an Associate Editor of the Taylor and Francis journal, First World War Studies.
Research Interests Memory, commemoration and national identity
Trans-national Britishness
Gallipoli
First World War
Teaching and Learning In 2019-20, I will be teaching on the Level 4 module, Heritage and Modern War.

Before I became Head of Department I also taught:
Level 7 Memory
Level 6 The First World War
Level 5 British Identity since 1870

The recent Masters dissertations that I’ve supervised have focused on Women munitions workers of the First World War and their commemoration, Aboriginal Australian soldiers’ service in the First World War, and the conscription of women in the Second World War.

Looking further back, I’ve also taught :
Level 4 The European Century
Level 4 Making of the Contemporary World
Level 6 War and Memory in 20th Century Australia

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