Dr Emma Butcher

Senior Project OfficerMilitary Sciences


Emma Butcher is the Senior Project Officer in Military Sciences at the Royal United Services Institute.

Prior to joining RUSI, Emma was a Lecturer at King’s College, London. Prior to this, she held a Leverhulme Early Career Research Award at the University of Leicester, specialising in children’s’ involvement in war pre-twentieth century. In 2017, Emma was named as a BBC New Generation Thinker and regularly appears on radio and television in her role as a public military historian. She is agency represented by Kirsty McLachlan at Morgan Green Creatives.

Emma holds a PhD in English Literature and a Higher Education Fellowship. Her research focuses on a history of children in armed conflict between 1789-1970, as well as pre-twentieth century representations of war trauma. Emma’s debut trade book, Children in the Age of Modern War, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2023. Emma has written for publications such as The Guardian, BBC History Magazine, History Today and Times Literary Supplement.

External publications

'48 Hours to Victory: Episode 3 - The Battle of Waterloo of 1815', Channel 4

Butcher, E. (2021) 'War and the Child’s Gaze in Revolutionary and Napoleonic Culture' Critical Military Studies, in press

Butcher, E. (2020) The Brontës and War (London: Palgrave)

Butcher, E. (2017) 'War Trauma and Alcoholism in the Early Writings of Charlotte and Branwell Brontë' Journal of Victorian Studies, vol. 22 (4) 

For more details visit Emma Butcher's website: www.emmabutcher.net

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