Job: Professor of European History
Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities
School/department: School of Humanities
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 2078681
Panikos Panayi is Professor of European History. He has worked at De Montfort University since 1990 and has held a personal Chair since 1999. He has published widely and his research fits into three areas in particular: the history of immigration and interethnic relations; the history of food; and the First World War.
History Research Group
Click here for a full listing of Panikos Panayi‘s publications and outputs.
Fish and Chips (London: Reaktion, 2014).
(Ed.), Germans as Minorities During the First World War: A Global Comparative Perspective (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
With Stefan Manz (Eds), Refugees and Cultural Transfer to Britain (Abingdon: Routledge, Hardback, 2013: Kindle 2013; Paperback, 2015).
Prisoners of Britain: German Civilian and Combatant Internees during the First World War (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012 [hardback]; 2014 [paperback]).
With Pippa Virdee (Eds), Refugees and the End of Empire: Imperial Collapse and Forced Migration during the Twentieth Century (Basingstoke:Palgrave, 2011; Kindle, 2011).
An Immigration History of Britain: Multicultural Racism Since c1800 (London: Longman, 2010; Abingdon: Routledge, 2016).
Life and Death in a German Town: Osnabrück from the Weimar Republic to World War Two and Beyond (London: IB Tauris, 2007).
With Kathy Burrell (Eds), Histories and Memories: Migrants and their History in Britain (London: IB Tauris, 2006).
(Ed.) Weimar and Nazi Germany: Continuities and Discontinuities (London: Longman, 2001).
Ethnic Minorities in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Germany: Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Turks and Others (London: Longman, 2000).
An Ethnic History of Europe Since 1945: Nations, States and Minorities (London: Longman, 2000).
The Impact of Immigration: A Documentary History of the Effects and Experiences of Immigrants and Refugees in Britain Since 1945 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999).
Outsiders: A History of European Minorities (London: Hambledon, 1999).
(Ed.) Germans in Britain since 1500 (London: Hambledon Press, 1996).
With Klaus Larres (Eds) The Federal Republic of Germany Since 1949: Politics, Society and Economy Before and After Unification (London: Longman, 1996).
German Immigrants in Britain during the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914 (Oxford: Berg, 1995).
Immigration, Ethnicity and Racism in Britain, 1815-1945 (Manchester: Manchester University Press 1994).
(Ed.) Racial Violence in Britain, 1840-1950 (Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1993). Second Edition appeared as Racial Violence in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (London: Leicester University Press, 1996).
Minorities in Wartime: National and Racial Groupings in Europe, North America and Australia during the Two World Wars (Oxford: Berg, 1993).
The Enemy in Our Midst: Germans in Britain During the First World War (Oxford: Berg, 1991).
The relationship between food and immigration; the history of immigration and ethnicity; the First World War.
European history; German history; the history of immigrants in Britain; nationalism, racism and genocide in twentieth century Europe
BA History, Ph.D History
Panikos teaches on the following modules
Twentieth Century Europe
Germany during the Second World War
Englishmen and Foreigners: Immigration, Ethnicity and Racism in Britain during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
National, Racism and Genocide in Twentieth Century Europe
Alexander von Humboldt Felllow Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien, University of Osnabrück, Germany, September 1991 - August 1992, July - August 1994, July - September 1997, and July - August 1998, March - August 2000, October – December 2014
I sit on the editorial board of Immigrants and Minorities
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
I am currently working on 3 projects:
‘The Germans in India: Elite Migrants in the Age of Empire, 1815-1920’ funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
(With Stefan Manz) ‘Enemies in the Empire: Interning German “Enemy Aliens” during the First World War’ funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
A book commissioned by Yale University Press provisionally entitled Real Londoners: Immigration and the Making of the Capital.
Peter Harris, The Miltary Service Tribunals during the First World War
Vimal Patel, Caste in Britain: The Evolution of Hindu Gujarati Caste Identity in India and Leicester
Katharine Short, The History of De Montfort University
2016: £9,474 from the AHRC for a project on ‘Knockaloe in Local, National and Global Context’
2014-15: €13,000 from Gerda Henkel Foundation for a project with Stefan Manz (Aston) on ‘Interning German “Enemy Aliens” in the British Empire during World War I: Global, National and Local Perspectives’.
2014: €10,950 from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a project on ‘The Germans in India, c1800-1918’
2009-10: £7,480 from the British Academy to fund research on ‘Prisoners of Britain: German Civilian, Military and Naval Internees during the First World War’
2012-15: £30,000 from the Higher Education Innovation Fund for a project on ‘Internment during the First World War: Remembering, Forgetting and Experiencing on a Local, National and Global Scale’.
'Cod's Gift to British Cuisine’, Jewish Chronicle, 4 December 2014.
Immigration Has Made Britain a Stronger Country’, Mirror (7 February 2011).
‘Pride and Prejudice: The Victorian Roots of a Very British Ambivalence to Immigration’, Independent (2 July 2010).
‘Make Mine a “Full Muslim”’, The Times Higher (29 June 2007).
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