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Dr James Crossland

Dr James Crossland

Telephone: 0151 231 3339

Biography

James joined Liverpool John Moores in 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in International History. His primary area of research interest is the development of international humanitarian law up until the Second World War. He is also interested in military medicine, propaganda, prisoner of war history and the 'future war' fears of the late nineteenth century.

James is the author of 'Britain and the International Committee of the Red Cross, 1939-1945' (Palgrave, 2014), the first dedicated study of Britain's humanitarian policy during the Second World War. James' latest monograph, 'War, Law and Humanity: the Campaign to Control Warfare, 1853-1914' (Bloomsbury, 2018) is the product of a three-year program of research into the interconnected transnational responses of humanitarian groups, army surgeons, international lawyers and pacifists to the changing nature of warfare in the decades leading up to the First World War. Out of this research, James is currently working on a new project, looking at the emergence of medical mercenaries within the global context of the 'future war' fear of the fin de siècle.

James is a founder-member of the Humanitarian Working Histories Group (HWH), a research network of scholars dedicated to the study of the history of humanitarianism.

Degrees

2010, Murdoch University, Australia, PhD
2007, University of Western Australia, Australia, BA Hons

Publications

Chapters

Crossland JN. 2018. 'The Americans Lead the Way: The United States Sanitary Commission and the Development of the Red Cross, 1861-1871' in Crossland J, Wylie N, Oppenheimer, eds. M. The Red Cross Movement: Reevaluating and Re-imagining the History of Humanitarianism (Manchester University Press)

Book

Crossland J. 2018. The Red Cross Movement: Re-Evaluating and Re-imagining the History of Humanitarianism Crossland JN, Wylie N, Oppenheimer M. , eds. (Manchester University Press)

Crossland JN. 2018. War, Law and Humanity: the Campaign to Control Warfare, 1853-1914. (Bloomsbury)

Crossland J. 2014. Britain and the International Committee of the Red Cross, 1939-1945 (Palgrave)

Journal article

Crossland JN, Wylie N. 2016. The Korean War and the Post-war Prisoner of War Regime, 1945–1956 War in History, :439-456 >DOI

Crossland JN. 2013. The Mutiny that Never Was: The Special Operations Executive and the Failure of Operation ‘Kitchenmaid’ Intelligence and National Security, :808-823 >DOI

w/ Edele M, Finaldi G, crossland J. 2012. 'War and Peace, Barbarism and Civilization' Special Edition of the Australian Journal of Politics and History (editor) Crossland JN. Australian Journal of Politics and History,

Crossland JN. 2011. A Man of Peaceable Intent: Burckhardt, the British and Red Cross Neutrality during the Second World War Historical Research, :165-182 >DOI

Crossland JN. 2010. Expansion, Suspicion and the Development of the International Committee of the Red Cross, 1939-1945 Australian Journal of Politics and History, :381-392 >DOI

Crossland JN. 2009. Beyond the Wire: Allied POWs in the Second World War, the POW 'myth' and Future Realities European History Quarterly, :662-669

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Histories of the Red Cross: Continuities and Change Conference - Flinders University (Sep 2016), Convenor

World Wars Research Group Colloquium - Murdoch University (June 2013), Convenor

Editorial boards:

The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Editorial board member

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Australian Association for European History

Member, Economic History Society.

Member, Voluntary Action History Society (VAHS)

Member, Humanitarian Working Histories Group (HWH)

Research Grants Awarded:

British Academy Small Grant, 'Humanizing Hell' 1861-1871, Grant value (£): 6,510.00