Krisztina Robert

Roehampton University
I grew up in communist Hungary and after taking my first degree worked as an interpreter and researcher for British journalists and television companies documenting the transition to democracy in Eastern Europe. I then moved to the United States to do my doctorate at the University of Houston. I am now employed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Roehampton where I teach modern British and European history. My research focuses on the social and cultural history of the First World War, especially on women's war participation and experience and on the links between the war and modernity, including definitions of modern femininity. I am currently writing a book on British women's military service during the First World War, exploring how women volunteers and auxiliaries created and joined paramilitary units to work for the armed forces and in the process constructed new modern female identities, such as the servicewoman. My future projects include research on the impact of the First World War on dominant western definitions and experiences of space and on the collective memory of the war in Hungary and its effects on national identity.

What can students of the First World War do with the spatial dimension? The Redrawing of Maps

Two years ago, after attending a conference about the impact of the ‘Spatial Turn’ on historical analysis, I started to rethink my research through the lens of geographical concepts and methodologies. The results, some of which I discuss below, have … Continue reading

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