Malcolm Smith is a Senior Lecturer and currently Chair of the History Department at the University of Wales at Lampeter.
A graduate of the University of Lancaster, Malcolm’s first research was into British rearmament policy in the 1930s. Nowadays, his specialist research fields are British and European history since the Second World War and the history of popular culture, with a particular interest in popular film. He has published widely in these areas. Malcolm is currently researching in two broad areas – the role of air power in NATO and the history of Hollywood.
In his teaching, he is particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches and in the application of postmodern ideas to the study of history, in particular the way in which historical interpretations vary in different cultural contexts. The modules on which he teaches include:
- The Past in Practice
- The Long Second World War, Europe 1929 – 1989
- The Home Front, Britain 1939 – 1945
- Victorian Popular Culture
- Cinema, Culture and Society in Britain since 1968
- British Air Strategy between the Wars (Clarendon Press, 1984)
- (with Peter Miles) Cinema, Literature and Society in Britain between the Wars (Croom Helm, 1987)
- British Politics, Society and the State since the Late Nineteenth Century (Macmillan, 1990)
- Democracy in a Depression: Britain in the 1920s and 1930s (University of Wales Press, 1988)
- Britain and 1940: History, Myth and Popular Memory (Routledge, 2000)
Information taken from: http://www.lamp.ac.uk/history/MS.htm