Nina Régis is a visiting PhD candidate during Trinity term 2018. She graduated from the université de Dijon, the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) with a B.A. in History and German Literature, and from the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg and at the EHESS in Paris with a M.A. in History. She successfully passed the agrégation d’allemand in 2015. She is currently a PhD-Student in History at the University Toulouse Jean-Jaurès where she teaches in the department of German history and Literature. Her research is focused on cultural aspects of the production and the consumption of war bread in Germany from 1914 to 1919. She examines how they influenced the political and individual decision-making process, the creation of new representations and what it reveals about the war’s experience itself from the Homefront’s perspective.
Alex Nordlund was a visiting PhD candidate from the University of Georgia. His research focuses on First World War letter-writing between British soldiers and civilians, with a particular focus on how censorship, trauma, and prewar identity affected such communication and how letters as a site of memory shaped the cultural understanding and history of the conflict over time. He holds a BA in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MA in the History of Warfare from King’s College London.