Simon Dawes is maîtres de conférences at l’Institut d’études culturelles et internationales (IECI) – and member of the research team, Centre d’histoire culturelle des sociétés contemporaines (CHCSC) – at l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) in France. His research revolves around issues of media theory, history and regulation. His book, British Broadcasting and the Public-Private Dichotomy: Neoliberalism, Citizenship and the Public Sphere (Palgrave Macmillan), will be published in July 2017.



Marc Lenormand is Senior Lecturer in British Studies at the Paul-Valéry University in Montpellier, France. In 2012, he completed a doctoral thesis on “British trade unions in a context of crisis of Labour, extension of industrial disputes and rise of the New Right: a critical history of the 1978-1979 ‘Winter of Discontent’”. He has published a series of articles about the history of the British trade union movement, women in trade unions, trade union democracy, labour politics, and the Conservative anti-union agenda. His research now focuses on the intellectual history of the labour movement in Britain in the second half of the 20th century.