In this podcast, Samuel McLean and his panellists Dr Marcus Faulkner and Dr Joshua Newton discuss the role of Commemoration and Celebration in the practice of history. Topics include the role of dates and anniversaries in the shaping historical discourse, how celebration and commemoration are then used as part of historical discourse, and the inherent meaning and value of historical dates and anniversaries.
Dr Marcus Faulkner
Dr Marcus Faulkner holds a BA in War Studies (2000) from King’s College London and a MA in Politics, Security and Integration from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL (2003). He completed a PhD entitled ‘Intelligence, Policy and the Kriegsmarine in the Interwar Period’ with the Department of War Studies in 2008. Dr Faulkner began teaching in the department in 2005 and has contributed across the spectrum on undergraduate core courses. More recently he has been teaching on the War Studies Online programme and developing new modules in the field of military and strategic studies.
Marcus’s research areas of interest include:
Sea power and Naval history
Intelligence history and signals intelligence
The Second World War
The National Security State
Dr Joshua Newton
Dr Joshua Newton has been Curator of World and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum since February 2013. Previously, he studied for a PhD at the University of Cambridge and an MA at the University of Exeter. He is currently at work on a book examining the place of West Africa in the wider British imperial system of the eighteenth century, to be published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan.
the podcast can be downloaded here
File Size: 15.3 MB
File Format: MP3 Audio
This podcast was recorded on a Zoom H2 Handy Recorder set for 2 channel 360° recording and edited using Audacity