Dr Daniel Grey
Lecturer in World History since 1800
School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Lecturer in World History
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2009-2010 St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham
PGCert. Academic Practice (Higher Education). Awarded with Distinction.
2004- 2008 Roehampton University
Ph.D. History, ‘Discourses of Infanticide in England, 1880-1922.’
2002 –2003 University of York
M.A. Women’s Studies (Humanities)
1999 – 2002 University of Surrey, Roehampton.
B.A. (Hons) Women’s Studies with Biological Anthropology, First Class
2013- Present Lecturer in World History, Plymouth University
2010-2013 Junior Research Fellow in World History, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
2009-10 Lecturer in History, St. Mary's University, Twickenham.
Roles on external bodies
Editorial Board membership:
- Gender & History since 2014
- Law, Crime & History since 2014
Advisory Board membership:
- Cultivate Feminism since 2017
Currently contributing to the following History modules:
HIST402 Making History: Revolutions, Causes and Processes
HIST 508 Imperialism, Colonisation and Decolonisation, 1765-1965
HIST603 Britain in the 1960s
HIST612 Empire of Law: Ruling the British Empire 1760-1960
HIST617 Identity & Culture in Colonial India, 1770-1947
I was convenor for the undergraduate History dissertation (HIST601) from 2014-17
Social, cultural, legal and medical history of Britain and India during the 19th and 20th centuries; gender; race; class; violence; crime; feminism; sexuality; oral history; popular culture; transnational history
I am also in the early stages of two new projects in transnational British and South Asian history. The first of these has the working title Codes of Conduct: Gender, Religion and Homicide in British India 1793-1914. This investigates how the influence of cultural, social and legal ideas about such issues as race, gender, sexuality and religion impacted on the views of British people with regard to India in the long nineteenth century, including the implementation of the 1860 Indian Penal Code - which is still the basis for Indian criminal justice - in the aftermath of the Great Rebellion. A key element of the project is its integration throughout of the Scottish perspective - arguing that the separate legal system of Scotland had a much greater influence than has yet been acknowledged in the formulation of imperial law.
The second project, Feminist Campaigns Against Child Sexual Abuse: Britain and India, 1860-1947 charts the transnational importance of this issue for the British women's movement. This monograph will be published by Bloomsbury.
I have a particular interest in trying to understand how these themes - broadly definable as the nexus between gender, law, medicine, and culture since 1800 - played out in other regional contexts, and what this can tell us about the specificity (or not) of cultural and social developments in Britain and India across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am very happy to share copies of my work on request, including my unpublished doctoral dissertation.
At Plymouth University, I am currently co-supervising PhDs on the Mechanics Institutes in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Childhood and Employment in Early Twentieth Century England. I also continue to co-supervise a doctoral student at the University of Oxford working on colonial India.
With a colleague at Oxford, I successfully co-supervised William Arthur, ‘The Padang, the Sahib and the Sepoy: The British Indian Army in Malaya, 1945-6’ (DPhil thesis, University of Oxford, 2014). Awarded with no corrections. I welcome enquiries from any prospective PhD students who want to research nineteenth and/or twentieth century British, South Asian, transnational or imperial history. I am also very happy to consider co-supervising multidisciplinary projects which include an historical element.
'Murder, Mental Illness, and the Question of Nursing "Character" in Early Twentieth Century England', History Workshop Journal, No. 80 (2015) pp.183-200.
'"To bring this useful invention into fashion in England": Mary Wortley Montagu as medical expert' in Teresa Barnard (ed.) British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015) pp.15-32