Professor Robert Holland

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Professor Robert Holland
Position/Fellowship type:
Emeritus Professor & Senior Research Fellow Commonwealth History
Fellowship term:
to 31-Jul-2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
020 7862 8844
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Contemporary History
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Commonwealth History

Serves on International Editorial Committee of The Cyprus Review: A Journal of Social, Economic and Political Issues, the main current affairs academic journal in Cyprus

Had eight M.Phil/Ph.D students under my supervision registered at the ICwS during 2010/11.

Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Jan-2012 Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean since 1800

Penguin/Allen Lane Publishers

01-Jan-2011 Independence Day through the Colonial Eye: a view from the British archive

in Hubert Faustmann and Emilios Solomou (eds.) Independent Cyprus, 1960-2010 (Nicosia University Press, 2011), pages 49-60.

01-Jan-2009 Ambiguities of Empire


01-Jan-2006 The British and the Hellenes: Struggles for Mastery in the Eastern Meditteranean 1850-1960


Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
01-Jan-2011 Cyprus in World War Two: Politics and Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean

Spoke at the launch at the University of Cyprus of a book published by Anastasia Yiangou, an ex-research student of the ICwS.14 January 2011

01-Jan-2010 Independent Cyprus at 50: reflections past and present

Gave the main formal academic lecture in connection with the fiftieth anniversary of Cyprus’ Independence, organised by the Cyprus High Commission, at Lancaster House. October 2010

01-Jan-2010 Off to a good start? Independence Day in Cyprus, August 16, 1960

University of Cyprus, October 10th 2010

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