Professor Colin Divall BSc, MSc, PhD, FRHistS
Colin enjoys an international reputation as a railway historian with a particular expertise in heritage and museums. The author or editor of six books, Colin brings his extensive knowledge of global railways to open up the past to a wide range of audiences, strongly believing that heritage and history have powerful roles to play in shaping our understanding of the railways’ future.
Colin’s main research interests are in the history of transport and mobility, the history of technology, and the public histories of both of these fields. Colin is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology, a member of York Management School’s Centre for Evolution of Global Business and Institutions, and is frequently to be seen on TV as a subject matter expert on a variety of railway-related documentaries and programmes.