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Dr Graeme Callister studied in Britain, France and South Africa, completing a BA in History with French and a Masters in History before being awarded his PhD by the University of York in 2014. His doctoral research was supported by an AHRC scholarship. He taught as a tutor at the Universities of Durham and York before joining York St John University as a lecturer in History in 2014.
Graeme’s primary research interests lie in Europe of the late eighteenth century. His PhD thesis looked at the interaction of public opinion and foreign policy in Britain, France and the Netherlands during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire, and he has an interest in questions of power, political culture and diplomatic relations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He also has an interest in civil-military relations since the early modern period, and has published on military conscription in apartheid South Africa. Graeme is currently co-directing the Voices in the University oral history project.