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

    50 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

    Geographies of the Holocaust

    Tim Cole (Invited speaker)

    6 Jan 201411 Jan 2014

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

    Kyoto University

    Tim Cole (Visitor)

    24 Jun 201425 Jun 2014

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution