Dr Martyn Frampton

Reader in Modern History

Location Arts Two 2.29

Email: m.frampton@qmul.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8371

I joined Queen Mary in 2009. I have worked primarily in the spheres of modern British and Irish history until now. I also have a burgeoning interest in Anglo-US foreign policy and its role in the development of the modern Middle East and the politics of Islamism.


The main focus of my previous research has been the strategy, ideology and culture of Irish republican groups. I have also considered the response of the British State to such groups, with specific reference to the conflict in Northern Ireland. And more recently, I have expanded my focus to consider other analogous movements, particularly in the Middle East. My research interests include:

  • Irish Republicanism
  • The use of political violence and its use by non-State actors
  • State responses to anti-State challenges
  • The emergence of Islamism in the twentieth century
  • The functioning of the late British Empire, particularly with reference to Egypt

Current PhD Students

Undergraduate teaching

Postgraduate teaching

Postgraduate supervision 

I welcome applications from candidates wishing to undertake doctoral research in the following areas:

  • The conflict in Northern Ireland
  • The use of political violence
  • The culture of terrorist/insurgent/subversive groups
  • State responses to subversive/violent challenges



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Appearances in the media

I have written and appeared in various media outlets discussing my work. These have included: