Michael Paris

Emeritus Professor of Modern History

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

+44 (0) 1772 89 3048


Full Profile

Michael has taught at Open University, Middlesex University and in adult education before coming to UCLan. He is a specialist in war and popular culture of C20. He was elected fellow of Royal Historical Society and The British Commission for Military History. Has published widely - see publications list for a selection.


Cert. ED


Nazi Germany/Cinema and Second World War


Jimmie the Kid: The Life of Jimmie Rodgers, (Oxford: Eddison Press, 1977; New York:

Da Capo, 1987): pp.211

Silvertown, 1917, (Hornchurch: Ian Henry, 1986): pp.72

The Novels of World War Two: An Annotated Bibliography, (London & New York: The Library Association, 1990): pp.184


Research Interests

War and Popular Culture, Film and History

Research Project

The North African Campaign (e book)

Television Drama and the Second World War (Tauris)

History of Airships, 1870 – 1939 (Continuum)

Cinema and Conflict

Aviation History

War and Popular Culture

Second World War

External Roles

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Elected Member British Commission for Military History

External Examiner Open University 2005 - ongoing