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Dr David Brydan

Dr David Brydan

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Senior Lecturer in the History of Modern International Relations

Research subject areas

  • History

Contact details


David Brydan joined King’s in September 2018. Prior to that he worked as a lecturer and researcher at Birkbeck, University of London. He received his PhD from Birkbeck in 2016. Between 2013 and 2017 he was a member of the Wellcome Trust-funded Reluctant Internationalists project at Birkbeck, and is currently a member of the Centre for the Study of Internationalism. In 2014 he was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. He is currently a Reviews Editor for Contemporary European History. 

David’s book, Franco’s Internationalists, is available as an Open Access ebook from Oxford University Press.

Research interests and PhD supervision 

  • Modern Spanish history
  • Internationalism, international organisations and international relations in the 20th Century
  • The Cold War
  • The history of global health

My work revolves around the history of international cooperation and exchange in the twentieth century, particularly the international history of modern Europe. Much of my research has focussed on the history of modern Spain and the Franco era. I am also interested in the history of the Cold War, religion in international relations, and the history of medicine and global health.

Expertise and public engagement 

I am interested in work with schools and history teachers, and have been involved in teacher training programmes organised by the Historical Association. I am currently co-editing an Historical Association companion for teachers entitled ‘Exploring and Teaching Twentieth-Century History’, which is scheduled for publication in 2019.