Professor Michael Hughes


Career Details

Michael Hughes carried out graduate work at the London School of Economics and was a British Council Scholar at Moscow University during the closing years of the Cold War. Before coming to Lancaster in 2013 he held posts at Brunel University and Liverpool University (where he served as Head of Department). He served as Head of the Department of History at Lancaster in 2015-18 and Deputy Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2018-20. He was a member of the History Sub-Panel for the UK Government's 2021 Research Excellence Framework. Hughes has held visiting fellowships at a number of American universities. He was Council Member and Treasurer of the Royal Historical Society from 2010-2014 and Treasurer of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) from 2015-19. He has broadcast widely on Russian history and politics on TV and Radio. Hughes has published six monographs, along with a number of edited collections, and more than fifty journal articles and book chapters.

Feliks Volkhovskii and the Ambiguities of Revolution
01/05/2022 → 31/03/2024

  • Centre for War and Diplomacy