Dr Christopher Hill

Research fellow, Birmingham City University


Research Interests

Chris has research interests in histories of mass media and radicalism and the relationship that has existed and evolved between them in modern Britain.  His Ph.D. research, which focused on broadcasters, newspapers and protest movements in the 1950s and 60s, has given him a particular interest in areas congruent with those of the Centre for Printing History and Culture, including the political economy of the press, printing unions and radical print.



Peace and Power in Cold War Britain: Media, Movements and Democracy, 1945-68 (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming)


‘Nations of Peace: Nuclear Disarmament and the Making of National Identity in Scotland and Wales, Twentieth Century British History (2016) 27 (1)

'Radical Britain and World Geography at the End of Empire: The Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War in Africa and Germany, 1958-61', (forthcoming)

'Britain, West Africa and "The New Nuclear Imperialism": Decolonisation and Development during French Tests’, Contemporary British History (invited contributor to a special issue in 2017)


‘Media and Democracy in Labour History: Re-assessing the Defence Debate of 1960in Class, Culture and Community: new perspectives in nineteenth and twentieth-century British Labour History (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2012)