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Prof Kevin Passmore 

Dr Kevin Passmore
Position:Professor of History

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75654
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929
Location:John Percival Building 4.34

Research Interests


  • Historiography
  • History and theory
  • The political, military  social and gender history of France since 1870
  • The extreme right in Europe since 1870
  • Fascism

Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow, 2014-2017

The Maginot Line in History, Culture and Society

Some recent  publications

‘Writing the history of Fascism and National Socialism transnationally: the Example of France’’, Bereginya (in Russian), 23:4 (2014), pp. 287-304. (in Russian)

‘L'historiographie du « fascisme » en France’, French Historical Studies, 37:3 (2014), 469-99. This article is the subject of an online discussion. See  H-France Salon Volume 6 Issue 12 . Until 1 April 2015 the article is free to download.

‘La droite, l’organisation, et la psychologie collective entre les deux guerres’, Politix 27:106 (2014), 5-31.

‘History and Historiography’, in Philippe Fontaine and Roger Backhouse (eds), A Historiography of the Modern Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2014), 29-61

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction, revised edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, May 2014)

‘Collective psychology, anti-southern prejudice and constitutional reform in interwar France: The Stavisky scandal and the riots of 6 February 1934’, in Sam Kalman and Sean Kennedy (eds), The Right in France between the Wars (Berghan, 2014).

The Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy (Oxford University Press, 2013)  Project supported by The British Academy and the Arts and Humanities Research Council

Some forthcoming publications

Edited with Chris Millington, Political Violence and Democracy in Europe, 1918-1940 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, July, 2015)

‘Fascism as a social movement’, for Stefan Berger and Holger Nehring (eds), Social Movements in Global Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2015).


HS1741: From Dreyfus to le Pen: France 1898-2012 (30 Credits) (not offered in 2014-5)

Year Three Undergraduate Modules

 HS1848: Fascism & Antifascism in France (30 credits) (not offered in 2014-5)

MA Modules

France, 1870-1945; France 1945-2011; Gender and Society in France since 1870

 HST644: Historical Theory & Methods

Administrative roles

Director of Research for the School of History, Archaeology and Religion