Dr Jenny Macleod

Dr Jenny Macleod

Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History, Head of Department

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History

Summary

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.

Undergraduate

In 2020-21, I am the module coordinator for the Level 4 module 'World War Tudors' and the Level 6 module 'The First World War'. I also supervise undergraduate dissertations and contribute to the Level 7 module 'Memory, Meaning and History'.

The recent Masters dissertations that I’ve supervised have focused on the Notting Hill Carnival, the Spanish Flu pandemic in Britain, 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.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

The Gallipoli centenary: an international perspective

Macleod, J. (2017). The Gallipoli centenary: an international perspective. In B. West (Ed.), War memory and commemoration (89-106). London: Routledge

Decentering Anzac: Gallipoli and Britishness, 1916–39

Macleod, J. (2017). Decentering Anzac: Gallipoli and Britishness, 1916–39. In K. Ariotti, & J. E. Bennett (Eds.), Australians and the First World War: Local-Global Connections and Contexts (185-201). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51520-5

Between memory and history: Remembering Johnnies, Mehmets, and the Armenians

Macleod, J., & Tongo, G. (2016). Between memory and history: Remembering Johnnies, Mehmets, and the Armenians. In R. Frances, & B. Scates (Eds.), Beyond Gallipoli: new perspectives on Anzac. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing

Journal Article

A century of Armistice Day: memorialisation in the wake of the First World War

Macleod, J., & Inall, Y. (2020). A century of Armistice Day: memorialisation in the wake of the First World War. Mortality, 25(1), 48-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2019.1611752

Britishness and commemoration: National memorials to the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Macleod, J. (2013). Britishness and commemoration: National memorials to the First World War in Britain and Ireland. Journal of Contemporary History, 48(4), 647-665. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022009413493940

Research interests

Memory, commemoration and national identity

Trans-national Britishness

Gallipoli

First World War

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

The Stories Behind the Pictures: Colonial Troops in the First World War

Funder

AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council

Grant

£312.00

Started

15 December 2016

Status

Complete

Project

Archival research in Ottawa, Canada

Funder

Canada - UK Foundation

Grant

£1,000.00

Started

13 May 2018

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

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.

Current PhD students

- Chris Berriman who is working on regimental museums

- Sarah Shepherd who is working on the Imperial War Graves Commission in Egypt

- Lauren Theweneti who is working on Leeds before, during and after the First World War

Completed PhD supervisions

- Ann-Marie Foster, 'The ephemera of remembrance in the wake of war and disaster, c. 1899-1939' (2019)

- 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)