Dr Max Hodgson

Lecturer in Modern British and European History



Dr Max Hodgson - LecturerDr Hodgson is a Lecturer in Modern British and European History. He graduated from the University of

Exeter with a BA with Honours in International Relations , received his Masters in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford in 2014, and received his PhD in History from the University of Reading in February 2018.

Max is interested in the development of Anglo-Russian/Soviet relations, the Bolshevik Revolution and Soviet diplomacy, the history of the British Labour Party and global socialisms, and the histories of crime, punishment and prisons. His current research is oriented towards issues of the circulation and movement of ideas between Russia and western European states, the development of Soviet international diplomacy, and the life, politics and travels of the children of George Lansbury, Labour Party leader.

At Buckingham Max teaches the Rise of the Dictators, Victorian Culture, Appeasement and War, and European Industrial Revolutions.

Contact at max.hodgson@buckingham.ac.uk


‘Revolutionary Anxieties: Bolshevik Borrowing and International Cultural Diplomacy’ (working paper, 2018)

“‘If I ever have to go to prison, I hope it’s a Russian Prison”: British Labour, Social Democracy and Soviet Communism, 1919-1925’, Twentieth Century British History, Vol. 28, No. 3 (2017), 344-66

‘A Gradualist Approach to Criminality: Early British Socialists, Utopia and Crime’, Studies in History, Archaeology, Religion and Conservation, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2015), 48-71

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