IHR announces new Director

The VCH team is delighted to welcome Professor Jo Fox, Head of Department and Professor of Modern British and European History in the Department of History at Durham University, has been appointed Director of the Institute of Historical Research with effect from 1 January 2018. We look foward to working with her.

Professor Fox is a specialist in the history of propaganda and psychological warfare in twentieth-century Europe. She has published on the propaganda in Britain and Germany during the Second World War, in particular exploring the connections between propaganda and popular opinion. She is currently working on a history of rumour in the Second World War and, with David Coast (Bath Spa), on a major project on rumour and politics in England from 1500 to the present day. She has previously served as the Honorary Communications Director of the Royal Historical Society.