Louise Rodwell

Assistant Lecturer
Department of History
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of History
Admissions Assistant
CER - Admissions
 Louise Rodwell


Ask me about
  • The First World War and its Visual & Cultural Legacy
  • Memory Studies & Remembrance
  • The Spanish Flu


My current research is focussed on the visual legacy of the First World War at the centenary. The British government supported a large-scale arts programme in order to memorialise the First World War, and my research looks at the broad and specific implications of the act of remembrance through visual art. I studied at Essex for both my BA and MA in History, completing my masters after a placement at the Essex Record Office where I was the researcher for project entitled Colchester: Then & Now. After finishing this in 2016, I took some years out from studying and worked in Development in the visual arts sector for a Plus Tate Organisation, which is where I really began to explore my passion for the way the visual world informs peoples understanding of history and heritage. I began my PhD part time in 2019, and have been really enjoying studying and getting involved with History Indoors, and have given interviews to the BBC and the East Anglian Daily Times regarding the similarities and differences between Covid-19 and the Spanish Flu.


  • BA History (Hons) University of Essex (2015)

  • MA History University of Essex (2016)



Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Academic support hour - Thursdays 15.30 - 16.30 via Zoom