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Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird

Dr Corinna Peniston-Bird

Senior Lecturer

Bowland College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YT


Tel: +44 1524 594857

Affiliations

History
Centre for Gender and Women's Studies

PhD Supervision Interests

Dr Peniston-Bird would like to hear from students interested in writing dissertations and theses on topics that would fall under the following headings:

The combat taboo and gendered experience of war and commemoration.
Britain in the First and Second World Wars.
Austria in the inter-war period.
Cultural Representations of and Personal Testimonies in the above fields.

Students writing essays and dissertations might be interested in the following guide to websites useful for Modern British History. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/history/resources/modern.htm

Current Teaching

HIST 288, 300, 348 421

Research Interests

Corinna Peniston-Bird's work on oral testimonies is centred on the relationship between memories and cultural representations. She is currently working on gendered commemoration, with a particular focus on British war memorials. Her interest in untraditional source materials has recently been reflected in a jointly edited collection with Dr Sarah Barber entitled History Beyond the Text: A Guide to the Use of Non-Traditional Sources by Historians (London: Routledge, 2008) which introduces research students to methodologies and theories of how to engage with sources ranging from the visual (photographs, film) to the oral (personal testimony), to the material.

2013

The people's war in personal testimony and bronze: sorority in war and peace

Peniston-Bird, C. 22/11/2013 British cultural memory and the Second World War. Noakes, L. & Pattinson, J. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 67-87 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2012

'All in it together and backs to the wall': relating patriotism and the people's war in the 21st century

Peniston-Bird, C. 2012 In: Oral History. Autumn, n/a, p. 69-80 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

War and Peace in the Cloakroom: The Controversy over the Memorial to the Women of World War II

Peniston-Bird, C. 17/10/2012 Representations of peace and conflict. Gibson, S. & Mollan, S. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2011

La costruzione di un’identità nazionale austriaca nella letteratura turistica, 1918-1938

Peniston-Bird, C. 2011 In: Archivio Trentino. 2011, 1, p. 65-86 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Glorified, Contested and Mobilized: the Alps in the Deutscher und Oesterreichischer Alpenverein from the 1860s to 1933

Peniston-Bird, C., Rohkramer, T. & Schulz, F. R. 2010 In: Austrian Studies. 18, 2010, p. 141-158 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2009

Austria

Peniston-Bird, C. 2009 The Oxford Handbook of Fascism. Bosworth, R. J. B. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, p. 434-452 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Introduction

Barber, S. & Peniston-Bird, C. 2009 History beyond the Text: A Student's Guide to approaching alternative Sources. Barber, S. & Peniston-Bird, C. M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 1-14 14 p. (Routledge Guides to using historical Sources).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Oral History, The Sound of Memory

Peniston-Bird, C. 2009 History Beyond the Text: A Student's guide to approaching alternative sources. Barber, S. & Peniston-Bird, C. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 105-121 17 p. (Routledge guides to using historical sources).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

History Beyond the Text: A Student's Guide to approaching alternative sources

Barber, S. (ed.) & Peniston-Bird, C. (ed.) 2009 London and New York: Routledge. 208 p. (Routledge guides to using historical sources).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsScholarly edition

2007

'I wondered who'd be the first to spot that': Dad's Army at war, in the media and in memory.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. 1/08/2007 In: Media History. 13, 2-3, p. 183-202 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Contesting Home Defence: Men, Women and the Home Guard in the Second World War.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. & Summerfield, P. 2007 Manchester: Manchester University Press. 328 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2006

Edith Summerskill and women's home defence

Peniston-Bird, C. M. 2006 Women and war: a historical encyclopaedia from antiquity to the present. Cook, B. (ed.). Santa Barbara: ABC Clio Press, 742 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2005

Coffee, Klimt and climbing: constructing an Austrian national identity in tourist literature 1918-1938.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. 2005 Histories of Tourism: Representation, Identity and Conflict. Clevedon: Channel'View Publications, 162 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2003

'Classifying the body in the Second World War: British men in and out of uniform'.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. 1/12/2003 In: Body and Society. 9, 4, p. 31-48 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

'Hey, you're dead!': the multiple uses of humour in representations of British national defence in the Second World War.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. & Summerfield, A. P. 09/2001 In: Journal of European Studies. 31, 123, p. 413-435 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Blitz: a pictorial history of Britain under attack.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. 2001 London: Caxton Editions. 184 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2000

Women in the firing line: the Home Guard and the defence of gender boundaries in Britain in the Second World War.

Summerfield, A. P. & Peniston-Bird, C. M. 06/2000 In: Women's History Review. 9, 2, p. 231-255 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

A soldier and a woman: sexual integration in the military.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. & De Groot, G. J. 2000 Harlow: Pearson Education.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Delilah shaves her hair: women, the military and Hollywood.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. 2000 A soldier and a woman: sexual integration in the military. Peniston-Bird, C. M. & De Groot, G. J. (eds.). Harlow: Pearson Education, p. 320-336 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Ambiguity, contradiction, possibility.

Peniston-Bird, C. M. 2000 A soldier and a woman: sexual integration in the military. Peniston-Bird, C. M. & De Groot, G. J. (eds.). Harlow: Pearson Education, p. 175-184 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1997

Vienna

Peniston-Bird, C. 11/1997 Oxford: ABC-CLIO. 159 p. (World Bibliographical Series).

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  • The Method of History

    01/10/2004 →
    Work in all my areas of research involves using sources from material, visual, aural and oral culture which prove problematic for Historians. Corinna Peniston Bird (Lancaster) and I have co-edited the ... Read more»
  • History beyond the Text - New publication

    28/11/2008
    November 2008 saw the release of History beyond the Text edited by and with contributions from Corinna Peniston Bird and Sarah Barber, both of the History department at Lancaster. The book is the firs ... Read more»
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