Professor Tim Cole

M.A., Ph.D.(Cantab.)

  • BS8 1TB


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Research interests

Tim has wide ranging interests in social and environmental histories, historical geographies and digital humanities and also works within the creative economy. His core research has focused in the main on Holocaust landscapes - both historical and memory landscapes - writing books on Holocaust representation (Images of the Holocaust/Selling the Holocaust, 1999), the spatiality of ghettorization in Budapest (Holocaust City, 2003), social histories of the Hungarian Holocaust (Traces of the Holocaust, 2011) and the spatiality of survival (Holocaust Landscapes, 2016) as well as co-editing a collection of essays emerging from an interdisciplinary digital humanities project he co-led (Geographies of the Holocaust, 2015). Alongside this research, Tim has also developed interests in environmental history, being a co-editor of a study of military landscapes (Militarised Landscapes, 2010) and now working on a new book that explores social, cultural, landscape and environmental change in post-war Britain (About Britain). 

Research supervision

Tim has supervised a wide range of PhD and MPhil topics in Holocaust Studies, environmental and landscape history, public history and contemporary social history. He welcomes proposals in all of these areas.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research

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SPAN: a participatory history

Mclellan, J. & Cole, T.


Project: Research

  • Research Output

    Geographies of the Holocaust

    Knowles, A., Cole, T. J. & Giordano, A., 2014, Indiana University Press. 246 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

    49 Citations (Scopus)

    Crematoria, Barracks, Gateway: Survivors' Return Visits to the Memory Landscapes of Auschwitz

    Cole, T. J., 2013, In : History and Memory. 25, 2, p. 102-31 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    10 Citations (Scopus)

    Traces of the Holocaust. Journeying in and out of the Ghettos

    Cole, T. J., 2011, Continuum. 192 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book


    • 26 Participation in conference
    • 13 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Public talk, debate, discussion
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Do the Arts and Humanities Matter?

    Elizabeth V Haines (Speaker), , Tim Cole (Speaker), , Sarah Perkins (Speaker), , Andrew Chitty (Speaker), & Sara Pepper (Speaker)

    22 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Lessons and Legacies XIII

    Tim Cole (Participant)

    1 Nov 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Bristol-Kyoto Workshop: Environmental and Landscape History

    Tim Cole (Participant)

    24 Jun 201425 Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Supervised Work

    Gentrification and the Growth and Decline of LGBT Space in New York City

    Author: Vivian-Byrne, R., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Cole, T. (Supervisor) & Decker, R. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)


    Guano and British Victorians: An environmental history of a commodity of nature

    Author: Kinsley, L. J., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Cole, T. (Supervisor) & Coates, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Memory Protagonists and the Construction of Holocaust Remembrance in London, 1948–2001

    Author: Mcdonald, C. D., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Cole, T. (Supervisor) & Kushner, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)