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Dr Jim Gledhill

Dr Jim Gledhill
Dr Jim Gledhill
Research Fellow, Materialising the Cold War 2021-2023

Dr Jim Gledhill was Research Fellow at National Museums Scotland and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Stirling working on the AHRC-funded project Materialising the Cold War. He was previously curator of social history at the Museum of London and York Castle Museum and most recently curator of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum at Edinburgh Castle. He specialises in contemporary British social and military history, international politics and heritage studies.

‘Collecting Occupy London: Public Collecting Institutions and Social Protest Movements in the 21st Century’, in Occupy: A Global Movement, edited by J. Pickerill, J. Krinsky, G. Hayes, K. Gillan and B. Doherty. London: Routledge, 2016

‘Forces of Tomorrow: Youth Culture and Identity in the British Hashomer Hatzair Movement’, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 14: 2, 2015

‘White Heat, Guide Blue: The Girl Guide Movement in the 1960s’, Contemporary British History, 27: 1, 2013

‘Coming of Age in Uniform: The Foundling Hospital and British Army Bands in the Twentieth Century’, Family and Community History, 13: 2, 2010

The Socialist Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America love Chairman Mao, lacquer plaque, Yangzhou, China, 1968

Materialising the Cold War

Three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, our collaborative project explores how the Cold War is represented in museums.

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