Dr Kay Chadwick BA, MA, Ph.D, FRHistS

Reader in French Historical Studies Modern Languages and Cultures


    Personal Statement

    Dr Chadwick is a specialist in French Second-World-War studies. She is currently working on a major project on the history of radio and wartime propaganda in France, which has to date received funding from the British Academy and the AHRC. She welcomes enquiries about postgraduate supervision (MRes, MPhil, PhD) in all areas of twentieth-century French history.

    Personal Distinctions

    • The Taste of War (Keynote Speech, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London 2019)
    • Home truths? Domestic space and radio propaganda in wartime France (Invitation to Speak, Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick 2017)
    • Elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (Royal Historical Society 2016)
    • Listening to the enemy: the role and challenges of radio monitoring in wartime France (Invitation to Speak, Connecting the Wireless World research network, University of Bristol/York 2016)
    • Let them eat bread (Invitation to Speak, Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick 2016)
    • Not on the same wavelength: Radio Vichy versus Radio London in 1944 (Invitation to Speak, University of Birmingham 2012)
    • Truth and lies: endgame Vichy's war of words with the French at the BBC (Invitation to Speak, University of Chester 2011)
    • The Word At War: Propaganda Battles under Endgame Vichy (Invitation to Speak, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds 2011)
    • Impact and Environment: Philippe Henriot's Radio Propaganda in 1944 (Invitation to Speak, Group for War and Culture Studies, University of Westminster, London 2011)
    • French versus French: Radio Propaganda in 1944 (Invitation to Speak, Queen's University, Belfast 2011)
    • 'Anything you can say, I can say better...': Franco-French propaganda duets in 1944 (Invitation to Speak, Centre for the Study of Propaganda and War, University of Kent 2010)
    • Of mosques and factories: Islam and its architectures in France (Invitation to Speak, University of Western Australia, Perth 2009)
    • Mosques in the Land of Marianne (Invitation to Speak, Al-Maktoum Institute for Arabic and Islamic Affairs 2009)
    • Philippe Henriot's Utopia: Propaganda and the Last Days of Vichy (Invitation to Speak, University of Adelaide 2006)
    • France and the Centenary of Laicite (Keynote Speech, University of Exeter 2005)

    Administrative Roles

    • Module Review Board Chair, Modern Languages and Cultures

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