Professor Neville Wylie

Deputy Principal

History Stirling

Professor Neville Wylie

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About me

About me

A native of Edinburgh, Professor Wylie graduated with a first class honours degree in Medieval and Modern History from Kings College London, where he won the Derby-Brize prize. He then moved to the University of Cambridge where he took an MPhil in International Relations (1990) and a PhD in International History (1994), followed by a Junior Research Fellowship at New Hall, and a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Centre of International Studies. He held positions at the Glasgow University, where he temporarily directed the Scottish Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin and held a visiting adjunct position at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies at Geneva.

The majority of Wylie's career was spent at the University of Nottingham. Between 2010 and 2014, he was seconded to the University's campus in Malaysia as head of the School of Politics, History and International Relations, and founding Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. During his last four years at Nottingham, he was Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement with responsibility for overseeing Nottingham’s activities in the Americas region.

Research

Professor Wylie’s research explores various aspects of modern warfare and draws on the disciplines of History, International Relations and International Law. His early work looked at the history of neutrality and non-belligerency, notably Anglo-Swiss relations, during the 2nd world war. More recently he has focused on the history of prisoners of war, the evolution of international humanitarian law and the Red Cross movement.

Outputs (46)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Wylie N (2020) Guardians of the “Whispering Gallery”? Switzerland, Neutrality and the Clandestine War. In: Gerolymatos A & Smyth D (eds.) Neutral Countries as Clandestine Battlegrounds, 1939-1969. Lanham: Lexington Books, pp. 135-52. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498583206/Neutral-Countries-as-Clandestine-Battlegrounds-1939%E2%80%931968-Between-Two-Fires

Edited Book

Wylie N, Oppenheimer M & Crossland J (eds.) (2020) The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points. Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches. Manchester: Manchester University Press. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526133519/the-red-cross-movement/

Book Chapter

Wylie N (2020) The British Red Cross Society and the ‘parcels crisis’ of 1940-1. In: Wylie N, Oppenheimer M & Crossland J (eds.) The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points. Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 245-63. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526133519/the-red-cross-movement/

Book Chapter

Wylie N, Oppenheimer M & Crossland J (2020) The Red Cross Movement: Continuities, changes and challenges. In: Wylie N, Oppenheimer M & Crossland J (eds.) The Red Cross Movement: Myths, practices and turning points. Humanitarianism: Key Debates and New Approaches. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 1-26. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526133519/the-red-cross-movement/

Book Review

Wylie N (2015) Small powers in the age of total War, 1900–1940. Review of: Small powers in the age of total War, 1900–1940 (History of warfare, 65.), edited by Herman Amersfoort and Wim Klinkert, Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2011. First World War Studies, 6 (3), pp. 300-302. https://doi.org/10.1080/19475020.2016.1201735

Book Chapter

Wylie N (2011) Switzerland: a neutral of distinction?. In: Wylie N (ed.) European Neutrals and Non-Belligerents during the Second World War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 331-354. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511523793.016

Book Review

Wylie N (2007) Review: The foreign office and Finland 1938-1940: Diplomatic sideshow. Review of: Craig Gerrard, The Foreign Office and Finland 1938–1940: Diplomatic Sideshow. London: Frank Cass, Cass Contemporary Security Studies Series, 2005.. Journal of Strategic Studies, 30 (6), pp. 1053-1055. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402390701685809

Book Chapter

Wylie N (2006) SOE and the neutrals. In: Seaman M (ed.) Special Operations Executive: A new instrument of war. Studies in intelligence series. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 157-78.

Book Review

Wylie N (2003) Book Review: The imperiled Red Cross and the Palestine-Eretz-Yisrael conflict, 1945-1952: The influence of institutional concerns on a humanitarian operation. Review of: The Imperiled Red Cross and the Palestine–Eretz–Yisrael Conflict, 1945–1952: The Influence of Institutional Concerns on a Humanitarian Operation. By Dominique-D. Junod. Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. London and New York: Kegan Paul International. 1996. War in History, 10 (3), pp. 371-373. https://doi.org/10.1177/096834450301000320

Book Review

Wylie N (2003) Review: Resistance in Western Europe; Radio London and Resistance in Occupied London. British Political Warfare, 1939-1943. Review of: 'Resistance in Western Europe'. Edited by Bob Moore. Berg Publishers. 2000. and 'Radio London and Resistance in Occupied London. British Political Warfare, 1939– 1943'. By Michael Stenton. Oxford University Press. 2000.. History, 88 (289), pp. 176-178. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-229X.00253_4

Book Review

Wylie N (2002) The Sound of Silence: The History of the International Committee of the Red Cross as Past and Present. Review of: Jean-Francois Pitteloud, 'Proces-verbaux des Seances du Comite international de la Croix-Rouge, 17 Fevrier 1863-28 aout 1914', Geneva, 1999; Caroline Moorhead, 'Dunant's Dream. War, Switzerland and the History of the Red Cross', London, 1998; Jean-Claude Favez, 'The Red Cross and the Holocaust', Cambridge, 1999;. Diplomacy & Statecraft, 13 (4), pp. 186-204. https://doi.org/10.1080/714000345

Book Chapter

Wylie N (1999) The Swiss Franc and British policy towards Switzerland 1939-1945. In: Guex S (ed.) La Suisse et les Grandes Puissances 1914-1945: relations économiques avec les Etats-Unis, la Grande-Bretagne, l'Allemagne et la France. 1 ed. Publications d'histoire économique et sociale internationale, 14. Paris: Droz, pp. 461-80. https://www.droz.org/eur/fr/1813-9782600003643.html

Book Review

Wylie N (1996) Review article: Law and War. Review of: 'The Laws of War: Constraints on Warfare in the Western World', ed. Michael Howard, George J. Andreopoulos, Mark R. Shulman, London, Yale University Press, 1994; 'Cooperation under Fire: Anglo-German Restraint during World War II' by Jeffrey W. Legro, Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 1995; 'War and Law since 1945' by Geoffrey Best, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994;. War in History, 3 (4), pp. 451-460. https://doi.org/10.1177/096834459600300406