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.
Brydan, D., 9 Sep 2021, Franco's Famine: Malnutrition, disease and starvation in post-Civil War Spain. del Arco Blanco, M. Á. & Anderson, P. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic, p. 137 158 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Brydan, D., 28 Jan 2021, Internationalists in European History: Rethinking the Twentieth Century. Brydan, D. & Reinisch, J. (eds.). Bloomsbury Academic Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Brydan, D. A. (ed.) & Reinisch, J. (ed.), 28 Jan 2021, Bloomsbury Academic. 304 p. Research output: Book/Report › Book
Brydan, D. (ed.), 1 Aug 2020, 2 p. Research output: Other contribution. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1017/S096077732000020X
Brydan, D. A., 2 Feb 2020, In: Journal of Contemporary History. 55, 1, p. 210-211 Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022009419896481b
Brydan, D. A. (ed.), Reinisch, J. (ed.) & Walsh, B. (ed.), 18 Dec 2019, 106 p. Historical Association. Research output: Other contribution
Brydan, D. A., 18 Dec 2019, Exploring and Teaching Twentieth-Century History. Reinisch, J., Brydan, D. & Walsh, B. (eds.). Historical Association, p. 38 41 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Brydan, D., 28 Nov 2019, In: Reviews in History. 2354. Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.14296/RiH/2014/2354
Brydan, D., 1 Oct 2019, In: Journal of Contemporary History. 54, 4, p. 880-901 22 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022009418786789
Brydan, D., 12 Sep 2019, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 224 p. (Oxford Studies in Modern European History) Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198834595.001.0001