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Dr Emma Hanna

Research Fellow

History (Rutherford W3.E1)

Emma Hanna is a historian of the First World War and a Co-Investigator on the Gateways to the First World War project.

After completing her PhD at the University of Kent in 2005, Emma worked at the University of Greenwich as a Senior Lecturer in History and History Programme Leader before returning to the School of History at Kent in 2015. Emma is a Co-Investigator on Gateways to the First World War; an AHRC/HLF-funded project based at the University of Kent, one of five national centres working to enhance community research and engagement with the centenary of 1914-1918. Emma's current research interests include the memory and representations of the First World War in contemporary popular culture, the various modes of entertainment on the home and fighting fronts in the First World War principally cinema, music and dance, and the work of organisations such as the YMCA and Talbot House. Emma is currently working on a number of research outputs including her second monograph on music and morale in Britain during the First World War.

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Books
  • ‘The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain’, Edinburgh University Press (October 2009))

Articles

  • ‘Putting the moral into morale: wartime cinema and the YMCA’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television (Autumn, 2015)
  • ‘Veterans' Associations (Great Britain and Ireland)’ in 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 29/06/2015
  • ‘Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)’ in 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin 29/01/2015
  • ‘British Contemporary Memory of the First World War’, Matériaux pour l'histoire de notre temps: Mémoires de la Grande Guerre, No.113-114, Année 2014, pp.110-117
  • ‘Reality-Experiential History Documentaries: The Trench (BBC, 2002) and Britain's Modern Memory of the First World War’, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 27:4, pp.531-547 (October 2007)
  • ‘'A small screen alternative to stone and bronze: &lasquo;The Great War” (BBC, 1964)’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 10:1, pp.89-111 (February 2007)
  • JISC/Intute microsite guide to Researching British News Media: a concise guide to conducting research into the history of British news media using online resources for researchers and users in Higher Education

Sections in Books

Coming soon

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Historical Consultancy
  • BBC iWonder website
  • British Council ‘Football Remembers’ educational resources
  • Superact - The ‘Last Post’ project
  • Manuscript reviews for academic publishers
  • Book reviews for peer-reviewed journals
  • Media interviews on radio and television
Memberships
  • Convening member of War, Society & Culture seminars, Institute of Historical Research
  • Member of the International Association of Media and History (IAMHIST)
  • Member of the Western Front Association
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School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 18/09/2015