Julian Wright

Head of Department

Research interests

The author of two books with Oxford University Press, on regionalism and socialism, Julian is particularly fascinated by the idea and experience of time in the present. Working with colleagues from many other institutions and disciplines, he is leading a project called 'Time on a Human Scale' which puts the human present back into the cultural, philosophical and literary history of Europe between 1860 and 1930.

Julian's new project on the experience of ordinary people who were living 'outside of time' in the era of the Second World War demands a focus on the practices of the everyday, from writing to performing to familial relationships, and how people tried to reconstruct these ordinary temporal rhythms in difficult conditions, from those living under siege to prisoners in camps or people living in secrecy in occupied Europe.

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • DPhil, Modern History

    1 Jul 2002 - 31 Dec 2099

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society

    1 Jul 2017 -