Frank Trentmann

Professor of History

Department of History, Classics and Archaeology

Birkbeck College, University of London

Frank Trentmann was made Professor of History at Birkbeck in 2007. He has been at Birkbeck since 2000, after teaching as Assistant Professor at Princeton University. He is the principal investigator of the AHRC project “material cultures of energy” (2014-17), and also a member of the multidisciplinary EPSRC – ESRC research centre DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand).
He was the director of the £ 5 million Cultures of Consumption research programme, co-funded by the ESRC and the AHRC. He has also been Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, as well as a Visiting Professor at Bielefeld University (Germany), the British Academy, and at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris. In 2014, he was Moore Distinguished Fellow at Caltech. Prof. Trentmann
His recent work has been on consumption, materiality, energy and everyday life. He has also published on political culture, political economy, and civil society in modern history.