College: College of Humanities
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for the Study of War, State & Society
I am a current PhD candidate at the University of Exeter, based within the Department of History and affiliated with the Centre for the Study of War, State and Society and the Centre for Imperial and Global History. My research examines the South African question in British Liberal politics during the late-Victorian and Edwardian periods, assessing the key rhetorical tropes and themes that Liberals deployed in the discussion of Empire. I have been awarded a Leverhulme Trust-funded doctoral studentship in Modern Imperial History for this research, attached to the wider research project, 'The Rhetoric of Empire: Managing Imperial Conflict between Britain and France', led by Professor Martin Thomas and Professor Richard Toye.
Prior to this I studied for a MA in Modern History at the University of Sheffield, completing a dissertation on the Liberal National Party at the British General Election of 1935. I also hold a BA (Hons.) in History from the University of Exeter. My broader research interests lie in the fields of modern British political and imperial history.
Twitter handle: @SimonMackley
Academia.edu profile: https://exeter.academia.edu/SimonMackley