My name is Dr Matt Broad. I am a University Lecturer in the Institute for History, University of Leiden, a Research Associate in the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford, and a SCR Member of St Antony’s College. This summer I was a Jean Monnet Scholar at the European Studies Centre, University of Pittsburgh.
Before all this, I spent a few years as an EU-funded Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Fellow and then a Researcher in the Department of Philosophy, Political Science and Contemporary History, University of Turku, Finland, and was also previously a Lecturer in Modern History in the Department of History, University of Reading, and a Lecturer in European History at the University of Gloucestershire.
My research focuses on twentieth century international relations encompassing European integration, diplomacy and Anglo-Nordic relations. My work has been divided between two book-length projects in these areas.
The first related to my monograph for Liverpool University Press based on my AHRC-funded PhD. This examines links between Britain and Denmark, especially between the respective socialist parties, and how important this contact was in shaping the external policies of the two countries. More information can be found under ‘research‘ and in the ‘publications‘ tabs above.
My second, current project, and the basis of my Marie Curie grant, is an institutional history of the formation and development of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) which, remarkably in view of its importance in the process of post-war European integration and British European policy, still awaits a thorough archival investigation. Please see the ‘research‘ and ‘Marie Curie‘ pages for more details.