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Alex Henry

PhD Student

Thesis Title

  • ‘The Brava Gente Caught on Tape’: Listening in to Captured Italian Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen in Britain during the Second World War.

I am a third year PhD Student in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham. My PhD research currently centres on Italian Prisoners of War who were interned in the Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (United Kingdom) – or CSDIC (UK) during the Second World War.

My work with the Rights Lab is based around the Antislavery Usable Past project. In particular I am looking into how images and photographs of the Holocaust have been used by museums and memorial sites around the world.

Expertise

Theme

Conferences

  • ‘‘The Brava Gente Caught on Tape’: Listening in to Captured Italian Soldiers in Britain during the Second World War’, at Italy’s Decade of War: 1935-45 in International Perspective, The University of Strathclyde, 06.09.2016.
  • British Intelligence, Prisoners of War and the challenge of ‘Fake History’: Scrutinising the protocols of CSDIC (UK), 1939 – 1945, at Truth, Lies and Myths in History: is ‘Fake News’ Old News?, Nottingham Trent University, 21.07.2017.

Public Engagement Activities

Co-ran a ‘Posters for Victory’ activity for the Widening Participation 2016 ‘Family Discovery Day’

Awards

The John Robinson PhD Studentship in History