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Dr Marjorie Gehrhardt


Departmental Director of Academic Tutoring

As of 1st August, French Year Abroad Officer


Miller G15

Building location

Miller building

Areas of interest

I am a cultural historian specialising in 20th-century France. My main research interests are in the history of the First World War, visual culture studies and the history of the voluntary sector in Europe.

After I completed my PhD on the destinies and representations of WWI facially disfigured soldiers, I worked on the EU INTERREG-funded project 1914FACES2014 (2013-2015), which looked at the legacies of First World War facially disfigured soldiers and plastic surgery. The study of visible facial differences, their representations and impact on the person and the onlooker, remains a central aspect in my research.

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries concerning research supervision in any of my areas of research interest.


At  Part 1, I convene the module FR1IFA 'Ideas of Frenchness'.

At Part 2, I convene the module 'The First World War: Then and Now'.

At Part 3,  I convene the module ‘Philanthropy à la française’. I also teach translation into French.

Academic qualifications

  • MRes in English Culture and History (University of Strasbourg, France)
  • MA in European Languages and Cultures (University of Exeter, UK)
  • PhD in French Studies (University of Exeter, UK)


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