Ms Jessica Douthwaite

PhD candidate
University of Strathclyde
Participates in 1 Session
I began an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, entitled ‘Voices of the Cold War in 1950s Britain’, in October 2014. As a partnership between IWM and the University of Strathclyde, my research investigates the experiences of the Cold War by ordinary British people in the 1950s through oral history testimony. In doing so, it will give voice to routine engagement with predominant Cold War themes. The research will interrogate how Britons felt towards the Cold War in their everyday lives. I am particularly interested in experiences of how emotion impacts on individual and collective political engagement. Previously I studied a master’s in International History at London School of Economics and BA in History at the University of Sussex. Having worked in education and museums I am fascinated by life story collections beyond academia, in community and public engagement; as a result I also sit on a Board of Trustees for a London-based oral history charity called Eastside Community Heritage. Prizes 2015: First prize in the Social History Society Postgraduate poster competition. Conference organisation February 2015 – present: member of conference organising committee, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council: What's it Worth? The Value and Potential of the CDA, 27 July 2015. Papers • June 2015: Modern British History Network annual conference ‘…When one side’s got it the other side has to have it… What did ‘Cold War’ mean in everyday life 1945-62? • September 2015: University of Essex, Popular Myth & Memory conference ‘Montage in oral history: listening for emotions through collaged events’. • November 2015: University of Strathclyde humanities research seminar ‘Ideals and inheritance: being an ‘ethical’ woman in the past and present’. • March 2016: EUROPEAN Social Science History conference ‘An ‘age of fear’? Deciphering untold emotions in oral histories’. Publications 2017: co-authoring chapter with Jonathan Hogg. ‘Memory and oral history’ in Using Primary Sources, University of Liverpool e-textbook.

Sessions in which Ms Jessica Douthwaite participates

Tuesday June 7, 2016