Dr Jenny Macleod

Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History/ Athena Swan, SHLC lead

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


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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.


Research Interests

  • The cultural history of the First World War, particularly commemoration and national identity


Macleod J and Tongo G, ‘Between Memory and History: Remembering Johnnies, Mehmets, and the Armenians’, in Raelene Frances and Bruce Scates (eds), Beyond Gallipoli: New Perspectives on Anzac, pp 21-34, Monash University Publishing (2016)

Macleod J, Gallipoli, Great Battles series, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2015)

Macleod J, ‘Britishness and Commemoration: National Memorials to the First World War in Britain and Ireland’, Journal of Contemporary History 48:4, pp 647-665 (2013)

Macleod J, Reconsidering Gallipoli, Manchester: Manchester University Press (2004)

Macleod J, ‘The Fall & Rise of Anzac Day: 1965 & 1990 Compared’, War and Society 20:1, pp 149-168 (2002)

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • The First World War (special subject)

  • The First World War (one semester version)

  • British Identity since 1870

  • Heritage and Modern War

Research PhDs

Dr Macleod welcomes postgraduate students interested in 20th-century British history, and particularly the cultural history of the First World War in Britain and the Empire.

Completed PhDs

  • Melvin Johnson, The national politics and politicians of Primitive Methodism (2017)

  • Stefan Ramsden, Working-class community in the era of affluence : sociability and identity in a Yorkshire town, 1945-1980 (2011)

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Ann-Marie Foster who is working on acts of memorialisation in the aftermath of disaster in the North East of England

  • Ashley Borrett who is working on crime in Hull in the inter-war period

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Hons) in History, University of Edinburgh

  • MPhil in Historical Studies, Pembroke College, Cambridge

  • PhD in History, Pembroke College, Cambridge

External roles

  • Associate Editor, First World War Studies

  • External examiner, University of Exeter, Penrhyn campus

Awards and accolades

  • Co-founder, International Society for First World War Studies

  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society

Professional highlights

During the centenary in 2015 of the Allied attack on Gallipoli, Dr Macleod's research was recognised through the following

  • 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

  • Delivered the NZ-UK Link Foundation Annual Lecture 2015, ‘Remembering Gallipoli in New Zealand and Beyond', on 16 November 2015 in Senate House, London, as part of the Being Human Festival

  • Contributed to a number of radio and television programmes including ‘Gallipoli: When Murdoch Went to War’, Blakeway Productions, BBC Two, 25 April 2015