Dr Emma Peplow

History of Parliament Research

As Head of Development I am responsible for developing the Oral History Project, new project funding and areas of the website. My current working days are Monday-Wednesday.

I joined the History in September 2012 as Communications and Outreach officer, and was Assistant Director responsible for Communications, Publications and Oral History between January 2018-October 2019.

Research and Publications

My research interests are wide and varied! I am currently working, with Dr Priscila Pivatto, on publications based on our oral history project interviews. An introduction to the interviews will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2020.

In my previous role I worked as a Research Associate at the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum, running 'Taking the Field', an oral history project that is creating a collection of digital stories on the importance of grassroots cricket clubs to their communities in the UK and Sri Lanka. Before joining MCC, I completed a PhD in International History at the London School of Economics on The Western Allies in Berlin, 1945-48: Relations at the Ground Level and I taught at the LSE until 2018.

My major publications include:

- (ed. with Priscila Pivatto) The Political Lives of Postwar British MPs: An Oral History of Parliament (Bloomsbury Academic), forthcoming

- (wtih Priscila Pivatto) 'Life stories from the House of Commons: the History of Parliament oral hsitory project', Oral History 47:2 (Autumn 2019)

- 'Blaina Cricket Club and Taking the Field', Introduction to Small Club, Big History: The History of Blaina Cricket Club, Dr Andrew Hignell, (St David's Press), 2012

- 'Taking the Field: Telling the Story of Grassroots Cricket', Cricket Society Journal (April 2012)

- 'The Role of Britain in the Berlin Airlift,' History 95, Issue 318 (April 2010), 207-224