I am currently working on a collaborative project, planning a series of events reflecting on the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.
My first monograph, Imagining Armenia, examined British representations of Armenia and the ways in which they shaped responses to the Armenian genocide and refugee crisis which followed in its wake. I have also written on the repatriation of diaspora Armenians to the Soviet Union in the aftermath of the Second World War. My current research addresses the history of Armenia and the Caucasus in transnational context, focusing on the aftermaths of crisis and upheaval at the start and end of the Soviet period. In particular, I am interested in refugee relief and the construction of the Soviet state in Armenia in the post-WWI period and international response to the Armenian earthquake in 1988. More broadly, I am interested in the place of the Soviet Union in emerging transnational histories of humanitarianism.
Histories of modern Armenia and the South Caucasus
Refugees, population displacement and diasporas Transnational histories of humanitarianism
Histories of conflict, genocide and their aftermaths
Department of Humanities
Social Sciences and Humanities
- Humanities Research Centre
Laycock, J. (2017). Saving the remnant or building socialism? Transnational humanitarian relief in early Soviet Armenia. Moving the Social: Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements, 57. http://doi.org/10.13154/mts.57.2017.77-96
Laycock, J. (2017). Belongings: People and Possessions in the Armenian Repatriations 1945-49. Kritika : Exploration in Russian and Eurasian History, 18 (3), 511-537. http://doi.org/10.1353/kri.2017.0034
Laycock, J. (2016). Survivor or Soviet stories? Repatriate narratives in Armenian histories, memories and identities. History and memory, 28 (2), 123-151. http://doi.org/10.2979/histmemo.28.2.0123
Laycock, J. (2015). Beyond national narratives? : centenary histories,the First World War and the Armenian Genocide. Revolutionary Russia, 28 (2), 93-117. http://doi.org/10.1080/09546545.2015.1097091
Laycock, J. (2012). Armenian homelands and homecomings 1945-9 : the repatriation of diaspora Armenians to the Soviet Union. Cultural and Social History, 9 (1), 103-123. http://doi.org/10.2752/147800412X13191165983079
Laycock, J. (2009). The repatriation of Armenians to Soviet Armenia, 1945-49. In Gatrell, P., & Baron, N. (Eds.) Warlands : Population Resettlement and State Reconstruction in Soviet Eastern Europe, 1930-1950. (pp. 140-162). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Laycock, J. (2009). Imagining Armenia : orientalism, ambiguity and intervention 1878 -1925. Manchester: Manchester University Press.