Dr Maud Bracke

  • Senior Lecturer (History)

telephone: 01413305908
email: Maud.Bracke@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I am an historian of 20th-century European social and political history.

I started my career studying West European communism during the Cold War period, specifically the impact of the Czechoslovak crisis of 1968 on the Italian and French communist parties. This was published as a monograph, and I have authored articles in leading international journals on aspects of communist history, political and social mobilisation around ‘1968’ in Western and Eastern Europe, and collective memory of World War Two. In recent years I have turned my attention to women’s and gender history, and a monograph on the feminist movement in Italy (1960s-1980s) in an international perspective is to be published with Routledge in July 2014). Methodologically, I am interested in transnational and comparative approaches, oral history, and representation of history in film. My work has appeared in Czech, Dutch, Italian and Spanish

I am currently working on three new projects:

Workshop 'Society, Culture and Conflict in 20th-century Italy: Current research in Scotland and North England', University of Glasgow 30 May 2014. Held on occasion of a generous donation of Italian history material to GUL by Profs Judy and Steve Hellman.

New book: Women and the Reinvention of the Political - Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983 ‌

Grants

  • British Academy small research grant, 2007 
  • British Academy small research grant, 2009 
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, European Visiting Research Fellowship, 2013
  • AHRC Network Grant, ‘women, Work and Value, 1945-2015’ (Co-I), 2014-5

Supervision

Current PhD projects

  • Women and workplace activism in the UK, 1960s-80s (Jonathan Moss)
  • The Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain and the question of class (Emily Flaherty)   
  • Narratives of victims of terrorism in Italy (Emily Ryder)   
  • Bolshevik women and the question of ‘emancipation’ in Central Asia (Anne McShane)

I am interested in supervising in the following areas:    

  • European social and political history 20th century    
  • European communism, the European left    
  • Feminism and gender history    
  • Women and work    
  • 1968 and its aftermath    
  • Transnational and comparative approaches    
  • Oral history

I have supervised on:    

  • The West German radical left following 1968 (Dr Matthias Dapprich)  
  • Spanish trade unions in the 1920s-30s (Dr Thomas Corkett)

Teaching

Postgraduate:

  • Gender, Culture and Text (MSc Gender History)
  • Gender, Politics and Power (MSc gender History)
  • Social Theory and Social History
  • Revolution, War and the Left in European history, 1789-1989

Honours:

• Special Subject: 'Demanding the impossible? European Societies in the 1960s'
• European Communism in the 20th Century
• The Cultural and Social History of the Cold War
• The Left and the Nation in Europe, 19-20th Cent.

Pre-Honours:

• History 2B: ‘People, Ideas and Things: The making of modern Societies 1500-2000’ 

Additional information

  • PhD (2004) at the European University Institute, Florence; EUI Prize for best comparative historical PhD, 2005
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Peer Review College, AHRC; Peer-reviewer of senior research proposals for the Czech Science Foundation, FWO-Vlaanderen (Belgium), and Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (France)
  • External examiner for doctorates: Universitat autonoma de Barcelona; University of St Andrews; Queen Mary, University of London
  • External examiner for undergraduate programme SEESS-UCL (2009-2012)
  • Member of editorial board of the following journals: Gender & History (book reviews editor); Europe-Asia Studies
  • Visiting Researcher at European University Institute, Florence (2009) and at Centre d'Histoire, Sciences Po, Paris (2014)
  • Invited speaking engagements (selection): Paris VIII (Saint Denis), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Potsdam University (Centre for Contemporary History), Universita' di Roma-I La Sapienza, Charles University Prague, University of Oxford; keynote at Association for the Study of Modern Italy, Postgraduate Summer School
  • Member of the board of directors of Glasgow Women’s Library

Publications

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Jump to: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2003 | 2002 | 1998
Number of items: 26.

2015

Bracke, M., and Mark, J. [g. e.] (2015) The Limits of Transnationalism (Special Issue). Journal of Contemporary History, 3 . ISSN 0022-0094 (In Press)

2014

Bracke, M.A. (2014) 1968. In: Smith, S.A. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism. Series: Oxford Handbooks in History . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 156-170. ISBN 9780199602056

Bracke, M. A. (2014) Women and the Re-Invention of the Political: Feminism in Italy (1968-1983). Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History . Routledge, New York, NY. ISBN 9780415734028

2013

Bracke, M.A. (2013) Between the transnational and the local: mapping the trajectories and contexts of the Wages for Housework campaign in 1970s Italian feminism. Women's History Review, 22 (4). pp. 625-642. ISSN 0961-2025 (doi:10.1080/09612025.2012.751771 )

2012

Bracke, M. A. (2012) One-dimensional conflict? Recent scholarship on 1968 and the limits of the generation concept. Journal of Contemporary History, 47 (3). pp. 638-646. ISSN 0022-0094 (doi:10.1177/0022009412441755)

Bracke, M. (2012) One-dimensional conflict? Recent scholarship on 1968 and the limitations of the generation concept. Journal of Contemporary History, 47 . pp. 638-646. ISSN 0022-0094 (doi:10.1177/0022009412441755)

Bracke, M. (2012) Building a 'counter-community of emotions': feminist encounters and socio-cultural difference in 1970s Turin. Modern Italy, 17 (2). pp. 223-236. ISSN 1353-2944 (doi:10.1080/13532944.2012.665283)

2011

Bracke, M.A. (2011) From politics to nostalgia: the transformation of war memories in France during the 1960-1970s. European History Quarterly, 41 (1). pp. 5-24. ISSN 0265-6914 (doi:10.1177/0265691410386423 )

Bracke, M. (2011) Competing utopias? The Partito Comunista Italiano between national, European and global allegiances (1960s-1970s). In: Lynch, F., Guirao, F. and Ramirez-Perez, S. (eds.) Alan S. Milward in a Century of European Change. Series: Routledge studies in modern European history . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415878531

Bracke, M. (2011) The Parti Communiste Français in May 1968: the impossible revolution? In: Klimke, M., Pekelder, J. and Scharloth, J. (eds.) Between the Prague Spring and the French May: Opposition and Revolt in Europe, 1960-1980. Series: Protest, culture, and society (7). Berghahn Books, New York, USA. ISBN 9780857451064

Bracke, M. (2011) They find themselves in terra incognita: connections and disjunctions between the Prague Spring and the French May. In: Sedivy, I., Nemecek, J., Kocian, J. and Tuma, O. (eds.) 1968: Ceske Krizovatky Evropskych Dejin. USD, Prague, pp. 207-219.

2009

Agosti, A., Abse, T., Andrews, G., Bracke, M., Levy, C., and Risso, L. (2009) A man between two worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party: Roundtable discussion. Twentieth-Century Communism: A Journal of International History, 1 (1). ISSN 1758-6437

Bracke, M.A. (2009) May 1968 and Algerian immigrants in France: trajectories of mobilization and encounter. In: Bhambra, G.K. and Demir, I. (eds.) 1968 in Retrospect : History, Theory, Alterity. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230229327

2008

Bracke, M. (2008) Anti-Americanism. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (2008) El fin del comunismo reformado. El Partito Comunista Frances y la crisis Checoslovaca de 1968. In: Pala, G. and Nencioni, T. (eds.) El Inicio del Fin del Mito Soviético. Los Comunistas Occidentales ante la Primavera de Praga. El Viejo Topo, Barcelona. ISBN 9788496831780

Bracke, M. (2008) French responses to the Prague Spring: connections, (mis)perception and appropriation. Europe-Asia Studies, 60 (10). pp. 1735-1747. ISSN 0966-8136 (doi:10.1080/09668130802434331 )

Bracke, M. (2008) Protest movements in the Cold War. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (2008) Quale Socialismo, Quale Distensione? Il Comunismo Europeo e la Crisi Cecoslovacca del 1968. Carocci, Rome, Italy. ISBN 9788843050994

Bracke, M. (2008) Waldeck Rochet. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

2007

Bracke, M. (2007) From the Atlantic to the Urals? French and Italian communism and the question of Europe in the long 1960s. Journal of European Integration History, 14 (2). ISSN 0947-9511

Bracke, M.A. (2007) Which Socialism? Whose Detente? West European Communism and the Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968. Central European University Press, New York. ISBN 9789637326943

2003

Bracke, M.A. (2003) The 1968 Czechoslovak crisis: reconsidering its history and politics. Contemporary European History, 12 (3). pp. 373-383. ISSN 1469-2171 (doi:10.1017/S0960777303001292)

Bracke, M. (2003) What can the Left learn from 1968? The Czechoslovak crisis, the Left in Western Europe, revolution and reform. Soundings, 23 . pp. 148-156. ISSN 1362-6620

2002

Bracke, M., and Jorgensen, T.E. (2002) West European Communism after Stalinism: Comparative Approaches. European University Institute Press.

1998

Bracke, M. (1998) De publieke functie van de koning onder Boudewijn. In: Memoriaal Koning Boudewijn, (ed.) Boudewijn, Zijn Tijd en Leven. Lannoo, Brussels, Belgium.

Bracke, M. (1998) Het persoonlijke leven van de koning. In: Memoriaal Koning Boudewijn, (ed.) Boudewijn, Zijn Tijd en Leven. Lannoo, Brussels, Belgium.

This list was generated on Mon Sep 1 22:33:15 2014 BST.
Number of items: 26.

Article

Bracke, M., and Mark, J. [g. e.] (2015) The Limits of Transnationalism (Special Issue). Journal of Contemporary History, 3 . ISSN 0022-0094 (In Press)

Bracke, M.A. (2013) Between the transnational and the local: mapping the trajectories and contexts of the Wages for Housework campaign in 1970s Italian feminism. Women's History Review, 22 (4). pp. 625-642. ISSN 0961-2025 (doi:10.1080/09612025.2012.751771 )

Bracke, M. A. (2012) One-dimensional conflict? Recent scholarship on 1968 and the limits of the generation concept. Journal of Contemporary History, 47 (3). pp. 638-646. ISSN 0022-0094 (doi:10.1177/0022009412441755)

Bracke, M. (2012) One-dimensional conflict? Recent scholarship on 1968 and the limitations of the generation concept. Journal of Contemporary History, 47 . pp. 638-646. ISSN 0022-0094 (doi:10.1177/0022009412441755)

Bracke, M. (2012) Building a 'counter-community of emotions': feminist encounters and socio-cultural difference in 1970s Turin. Modern Italy, 17 (2). pp. 223-236. ISSN 1353-2944 (doi:10.1080/13532944.2012.665283)

Bracke, M.A. (2011) From politics to nostalgia: the transformation of war memories in France during the 1960-1970s. European History Quarterly, 41 (1). pp. 5-24. ISSN 0265-6914 (doi:10.1177/0265691410386423 )

Agosti, A., Abse, T., Andrews, G., Bracke, M., Levy, C., and Risso, L. (2009) A man between two worlds? Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party: Roundtable discussion. Twentieth-Century Communism: A Journal of International History, 1 (1). ISSN 1758-6437

Bracke, M. (2008) French responses to the Prague Spring: connections, (mis)perception and appropriation. Europe-Asia Studies, 60 (10). pp. 1735-1747. ISSN 0966-8136 (doi:10.1080/09668130802434331 )

Bracke, M. (2007) From the Atlantic to the Urals? French and Italian communism and the question of Europe in the long 1960s. Journal of European Integration History, 14 (2). ISSN 0947-9511

Bracke, M.A. (2003) The 1968 Czechoslovak crisis: reconsidering its history and politics. Contemporary European History, 12 (3). pp. 373-383. ISSN 1469-2171 (doi:10.1017/S0960777303001292)

Bracke, M. (2003) What can the Left learn from 1968? The Czechoslovak crisis, the Left in Western Europe, revolution and reform. Soundings, 23 . pp. 148-156. ISSN 1362-6620

Book

Bracke, M. A. (2014) Women and the Re-Invention of the Political: Feminism in Italy (1968-1983). Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History . Routledge, New York, NY. ISBN 9780415734028

Bracke, M. (2008) Quale Socialismo, Quale Distensione? Il Comunismo Europeo e la Crisi Cecoslovacca del 1968. Carocci, Rome, Italy. ISBN 9788843050994

Bracke, M.A. (2007) Which Socialism? Whose Detente? West European Communism and the Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968. Central European University Press, New York. ISBN 9789637326943

Bracke, M., and Jorgensen, T.E. (2002) West European Communism after Stalinism: Comparative Approaches. European University Institute Press.

Book Section

Bracke, M.A. (2014) 1968. In: Smith, S.A. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism. Series: Oxford Handbooks in History . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 156-170. ISBN 9780199602056

Bracke, M. (2011) Competing utopias? The Partito Comunista Italiano between national, European and global allegiances (1960s-1970s). In: Lynch, F., Guirao, F. and Ramirez-Perez, S. (eds.) Alan S. Milward in a Century of European Change. Series: Routledge studies in modern European history . Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415878531

Bracke, M. (2011) The Parti Communiste Français in May 1968: the impossible revolution? In: Klimke, M., Pekelder, J. and Scharloth, J. (eds.) Between the Prague Spring and the French May: Opposition and Revolt in Europe, 1960-1980. Series: Protest, culture, and society (7). Berghahn Books, New York, USA. ISBN 9780857451064

Bracke, M. (2011) They find themselves in terra incognita: connections and disjunctions between the Prague Spring and the French May. In: Sedivy, I., Nemecek, J., Kocian, J. and Tuma, O. (eds.) 1968: Ceske Krizovatky Evropskych Dejin. USD, Prague, pp. 207-219.

Bracke, M.A. (2009) May 1968 and Algerian immigrants in France: trajectories of mobilization and encounter. In: Bhambra, G.K. and Demir, I. (eds.) 1968 in Retrospect : History, Theory, Alterity. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230229327

Bracke, M. (2008) Anti-Americanism. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (2008) El fin del comunismo reformado. El Partito Comunista Frances y la crisis Checoslovaca de 1968. In: Pala, G. and Nencioni, T. (eds.) El Inicio del Fin del Mito Soviético. Los Comunistas Occidentales ante la Primavera de Praga. El Viejo Topo, Barcelona. ISBN 9788496831780

Bracke, M. (2008) Protest movements in the Cold War. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (2008) Waldeck Rochet. In: Tucker, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History. ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, USA. ISBN 9781851097012

Bracke, M. (1998) De publieke functie van de koning onder Boudewijn. In: Memoriaal Koning Boudewijn, (ed.) Boudewijn, Zijn Tijd en Leven. Lannoo, Brussels, Belgium.

Bracke, M. (1998) Het persoonlijke leven van de koning. In: Memoriaal Koning Boudewijn, (ed.) Boudewijn, Zijn Tijd en Leven. Lannoo, Brussels, Belgium.

This list was generated on Mon Sep 1 22:33:15 2014 BST.