About Professor Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich, Professor of European History, teaches and carries out research in modern European and colonial history, especially the history of France since the Revolution and of France's overseas empire, the history of 'sites of memory' and the history of gender and sexuality.

Current projectsRobert Aldrich's new book, Gay Life Stories, is currently in press with Thames & Hudson in London.

His next project, 'Banishing Potentates', is a study of indigenous rulers exiled by French and British colonial authorities.

From September to December 2011, Professor Aldrich was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and at Wolfson College, Cambridge University.

Areas of Supervision

  • political, social and cultural history of modern Europe, including nationalism, social change and historical memory
  • French history, particularly in the period since the Revolution of 1789, and the history of the French overseas empire
  • history of European colonialism and decolonisation in the nineteenth and twentieth-century, especially the case of France;
  • history of homosexuality, especially in the late modern period