Professor Andrew Thompson


I would like to hear from potential DPhil students interested in writing about humanitarianism, NGOs, human rights, imperialism, decolonisation, legacies of empire, development, globalisation, and immigration.

I currently teach:

European and world history : Imperial and Global History , 1750-1930



  • New Oxford Handbook on the Ends of Empire

  • "Restoring hope where all hope was lost": Nelson Mandela, the ICRC and the protection of political detainees in apartheid South Africa

  • Humanitarian principles put to the test: Challenges to humanitarian action during decolonization

  • Empire and Globalisation: from ‘High Imperialism’ to Decolonisation