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Last Updated

09/10/2017

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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 7TS
United Kingdom

About Ian Packer

My fascination with political history is a life-long interest. As an undergraduate I started to investigate what political parties stand for, how they communicate with voters and how policies are created. When I decided on the topic for my doctorate I chose the Edwardian Liberal Party and its involvement with the issue of land reform because this represented a way of exploring all these issues and linking them with the crucial question of whether the Liberal Party was already in decline before World War One, or was destroyed by political developments during the war. I have now published four books on Edwardian politics and my interest in the field is still as strong as ever. But pre-First World War Britain was also an era when the links between politics and literature were especially strong and this has led to my own increasing fascination with bringing together the study of political history and of novels and poetry.

Department Responsibilities

Postgraduate Research Lead

Subject Specialism

Modern British political history and the links between literature and history.

Qualifications

  • MA (Cantab)
  • DPhil (Oxon)

Orcid ID

0000-0002-6429-4234

Research in the Lincoln Repository


Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy