Charles Hamilton

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Field & Specialties

Modern Britain
Modern Europe
Activism and Human Rights


B.A., summa cum laude, History, UC Davis, 2016


  • Master's Thesis: “X. v. the United Kingdom: Mental Health Activism and International Human Rights, 1971-1983”
  • Senior Thesis: “The Church in the Furnace: Chaplains, Home Church, and the First World War, 1914-1918”
  • “The Evolution of the Akitu Festival”
  • “The Church of England and the First World War”

Current Research

Charles Hamilton is a doctoral student in Modern British and European History studying primarily with Dr. Erik Linstrum, Dr. William Hitchcock, and Dr. James Loeffler.


His work focuses on twentieth-century activist movements. His current project explores postwar mental health activism and its relation to other movements - especially anticolonial movements, human rights, and gay liberation - and the rise of neoliberalism.


Working with Dr. Edward Dickinson, he wrote his senior thesis on British chaplains who organized to radically transform the Church of England after their experience in the First World War. In 2016, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of California Davis with degrees in History, German, and Latin.

Courses Taught

As Graduate Teaching Assistant:

Modern Germany

The Second World War

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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