Dr Charlie Whitham 

Summary


Position:        Senior Lecturer in 20th Century United States                     History and Foreign Policy
School:          Cardiff School of Education
E-mail:           cwhitham@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone:    029 2041 6772
Room No:      Q014a

Research Groups:
• Arts And Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Memberships:
• Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
• British International History Group
• Transatlantic Studies Association
• Fellow Higher Education Academy
• Economic History Association (USA)
• Economic History Society

Research Interests:
• United States foreign and economic policy during the 1940s
• Role of business planning organisations in American foreign economic policy
• United States overseas military basing policy in Western Europe, 1945-2005
• Anglo-American relations
Selected Publications

Publications

Books:
'Bitter Rehearsal: British and American Planning for a Post-War West Indies', (Westport, Praeger, 2002)

Peer refereed journals:
'On Dealing with Gangsters: The limits of British 'generosity' in the leasing of bases to the United States, 2 September 1940 - 27 March 1941', Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 7, No. 3, (Nov. 1996), pp. 569-610

'Sore Thumbs and Beachcombers: Britain, the War Debt and the Cession of the British West Indies, July 1938 - May 1940', Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol. 25, No. 3, (Sep. 1997), pp. 466-488

'Seeing the Wood for the Trees: the British Foreign Office and the Anglo-American Trade Agreement of 1938', Twentieth Century British History, Vol. 16, No. 1 (March 2005), pp.29-43

'Sheep, Subs and Showcases: The American Military in Brawdy, 1974-1995', Welsh History Review, Vol. 24, No. 4 (December 2009), pp. 168-187.

Book Chapters:
Charlie Whitham, 'Leverage, Leaks and Liabilities: Holy Loch and the 'special' Anglo-American nuclear relationship, 1960-65', in Claire Sandbourne (ed), La 'relation speciale' Royaume-Uni/Etats-Unis 1945-1991, entre mythe et realite, (Paris, Universite Paris VII, 2003)

Alan P. Dobson and Charlie Whitham, 'Project Lamachus: The Cold War comes to Scotland' in Jeffrey Engel (ed), The Local Impact of the Cold War, (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2005)

Charlie Whitham, 'Bargaining over Brawdy: Negotiating the American Military Presence in Wales, 1971' in Luis Nunos Rodriguez and Sergiy Glebov (ed), Military Bases: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Challenges, (Lisbon, IOS Press, 2009)

Reviews:
'Friendly Fire: The Near-Death of the Transatlantic Alliance' by Elizabeth Pond, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, (Sep. 2004), pp. 108-110

'The United States and Europe: Beyond the Neo-Conservative Divide?' by John Baylis and Jon Roper (eds), Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Vol.5, No.2, (Autumn 2007), pp. 201-204
'Brother's Keeper: the United States, Race and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1937-1962' by Jason Parker, New West Indian Review, (April 2010 pending)

Conference Papers:
'British "generosity" and the United States Bases Conference, Jan-March 1941', at the BISA International History Group Annual Conference, Southampton, 21-23 September 1995.

'Sore Thumbs and Beachcombers: Britain, the War Debt and the Cession of the British West Indies, 1939-1940', at the BISA International History Group Annual Conference, Exeter, 19-21 September 1996.

'The British Caribbean in Anglo-American Relations, 1938-44', at the University of Wales International Relations Conference, Gregynog, 2-4 December 1996.

'Washington Eyes South: War Debt, Bases and the British Caribbean: Anglo-American Reactions to the World Crisis, January 1939-May 1940', at the Annual Conference on World War Two (World War II: A Dual Perspective), Siena College, Loudonville, New York, USA, 4-6 June 1998.

'Opening the Doors of Empire: Anglo-American Economic Rivalry in the British West Indies, 1942-1945', at the BISA International History Group Annual Conference, Leicester, 10-12 September 1998.

'Peace Initiative or Profiteering? The Anglo-American Trade Agreement of 1938', at the BISA International History Group Annual Conference, Gregynog, 14-16 September 2000.

'Peace Initiative or Profiteering? The Anglo-American Trade Agreement of 1938', at the Annual Postgraduate Interdisciplinary American Studies Conference 'Taking Stock: The American Century and Beyond', Manchester Metropolitan University, 18 November 2000.

'Peace Initiative or Profiteering? The Anglo-American Trade Agreement of 1938', at the Transatlantic Studies Association Conference, University of Dundee, 8-11 July 2002.

'Project Lamachus: The Cold War comes to Scotland', at 'Lives and Consequences: the Local Impact of the Cold War' conference held by International Security Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 25-26 April 2003

'Leverage, Leaks and Liabilities: Holy Loch and the 'special' Anglo-American nuclear relationship, 1960-65' at 'La "relation speciale" Royaume-Uni/Etats-Unis 1945-1991, entre mythe et realite, held at Universite Paris VII, Paris, 13 October 2003.

'Leverage, Leaks and Liabilities: Holy Loch and the 'special' Anglo-American nuclear relationship, 1960-65' at the Transatlantic Studies Association Conference, University of Dundee, 15-18 July 2004.

'Leverage, Leaks and Liabilities: Holy Loch and the 'special' Anglo-American nuclear relationship, 1960-65' at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, NARA Archives, Maryland, USA, 23-25 June 2005.

'In Our Backyard: The Local Impact of US Bases in Europe, 1945-2005', University of the West of England, Bristol, School of History Seminar Series, October 2006.

'USNF Brawdy: The American Military in Wales, 1974-1995', University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Department of Humanities Research Seminar Series, October 2007.

'USNF Brawdy: The American Military in Wales, 1974-1995', at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop The Political and Social Impact of Military Bases, Joint War College, Lisbon, Portugal, 13-15 December 2007.

'More than a Stepchild: the Committee for Economic Development and International Trade, 1942-47', at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 3-6 April 2008.

'USNF Brawdy: The US Military in Wales, 1970-1995', University of the West of England, Bristol, School of History Seminar Series, November 2008.

Profile

In 1993, Charlie completed his Masters in Historical Studies at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and in 2000 was awarded Doctor of Philosophy at University of Wales Swansea. Under the supervision of Dr Alan P. Dobson at Swansea's Department of Politics, Charlie's doctoral thesis on the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission during the Second World War appeared as a monograph in the American publisher Praeger's International History Series in 2002.

During his doctorate Charlie studied in the United States as a Lubin-Winant Fellow (courtesy of the Franklin Roosevelt Institute), and has produced articles on Anglo-American relations during the 1930s and 1940s that are published in refereed journals of international standing. Charlie remains very research active, giving papers at several conferences in the UK, United States and France.

 

External Links


• Editorial Board - Journal of Transatlantic Studies
• External Examiner - University of Dundee  

Further Information


• Member of international group investigating national and local impacts of American military bases in Western Europe, 1945-2005. Members from UK, USA, Portugal, Italy and Germany
• Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (December 2009)