Staff profile

Dr Tom Neuhaus


Programme Leader in History

Thomas Newhaus

Subject

History

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Humanities

Research centre

Identity, Culture and Representation Research Centre

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

t.neuhaus@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in History and the Programme Leader for the BA History and the Integrated Masters in History. Before coming to Derby in 2010 I researched and taught History at the University of Cambridge, the German Historical Institute London, and the Global Policy Institute.

My main interests are in the history of Britain’s and Western Europe’s relationship with other parts of the world, particular East and Southeast Asia. Keen on exploring links between history, memory, politics and international relations, my teaching and research focus on issues of globalization and imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Teaching responsibilities

I currently teach on the following modules:

I also supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Professional interests

During my time at Derby I have developed an interest in forging closer links with organisations in the creative and cultural industries, and particularly in the heritage sector, both in Britain and internationally. I am keen to build opportunities and enable our students to collaborate with organisations in order to lead specific projects and deal with the challenges facing the heritage sector.

Research interests

My research predominantly focuses on European encounters with East and Southeast Asia. In the past I have explored European attitudes towards Tibet and the Himalayas between the mid-nineteenth and the mid-twentieth century, and my book ‘Tibet in the Western Imagination’ was published in 2012.

Following on from this, I am interested in the history of European imperialism, and particularly in the history of capital punishment in European colonies. I am currently conducting research on capital punishment in Britain’s remaining colonial territories in the second half of the twentieth century.

I am also interested in the history of Western attitudes towards China’s political system and the question whether China will become a democratic state.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Research qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Research posts

In the media

I was a 'talking head' for 'Raiders of the Lost Past', aired on UKTV Yesterday / Discovery Channel (2013), talking about the 1938/9 German expedition to Tibet.

Recent publications

Monograph

Journal Articles

Chapters in Edited Collections