Department of History Assistant Professor in British History, Director, Centre for Midlands History and Cultures University of Birmingham

Dr Peck is a historian of memory and communities, with research expertise in local and family history, the social history of archives, and the mental afterlife of conflict. She has a special interest in the ways memory and the representation of the past shapes individual and collective identities, with a particular emphasis on the experiences of non-elite men and women. Her first book was published by Oxford University Press in 2021. Dr Peck’s current project, ‘Family Archives and their Afterlives’, explores the construction and curation of family archives from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Higher Education Academy.