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Nicholas Basannavar

Title of thesis

  • Representations of Child Sexual Abuse in Britain, 1945-
  • Nick Basannavar is a PhD candidate in History at Birkbeck, University of London, where he also teaches on the British History undergraduate module. His research documents and historicises representations of child sexual abuse in postwar Britain. Nick also focuses on the philosophy of history, in particular the challenges historians face in crafting representations from subjective source bases and their own socio-cultural values and contexts.


Research interests

  • Research interests: social history, cultural history, histories of sexuality, representation in history, history of ideas, philosophy of history.

Papers given

  • Representing child sexual crime in 1960s Britain, History of Childhood Colloquium, Magdalen College, University of Oxford June 2013
  • Representations of child sexual abuse in Britain since 1945, History of Sexuality Workshop, Birkbeck University of London June 2015

Honours and awards

  • Birkbeck SSHP Studentship Award, 2012-