Justin Fantauzzo



Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. University of Cambridge (2014)
  • M.A. University of Windsor (2009)
  • B.A. University of Windsor (2007)


Department of History
Memorial University
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7
Email: jfantauzzo@mun.ca
Office: A-4014
Phone: (709) 864-2128

Research Interests

First World War; War and Society; Military History; the British Empire at War; Wartime Cultural Encounters; Modern Middle East.

Areas of Supervision

I am interested in supervising Undergraduate Honours Dissertations, MA students, and PhD students whose research focuses on the First World War, the British Empire, wartime cultural encounters, post-war memory and commemoration, and/or the experience of soldiers at war.

Currently, I am supervising projects on venereal disease amongst British and Dominion soldiers during the First World War in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, the experience and memory of the First World War in the West Indies, Newfoundland, and Ireland, the role of disease specialists in formulating British government policy towards pensions after the First World War, and cultural encounters during the Crimean War.

In the past, I have successfully supervised projects on the experience of British and Dominion soldiers in East Africa during the First World War, religious worship amongst British and Dominion soldiers in the First World War in Egypt and Palestine, and the sexual lives of British and Dominion soldiers in First World War Palestine, Mesopotamia, and India.

Current Projects

Long After the War: Malaria, Ex-servicemen, and State Support in post-war Britain

This project uses the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance war pension files, held at the National Archives UK in Kew Gardens, England, to investigate the long-term health complications of First World War ex-servicemen who had contracted malaria during the war, the relationship between the scientific community and British policymakers, and how disease affected the ability of ex-servicemen to find employment.

Europe's Fringe: Identity, Culture, and Borders in First World War Macedonia, 1915-18

 This project looks at the experience of British, German, French, and Italian soldiers during the First World War in Macedonia (the modern-day border area between Greece, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia), and how western Europeans conceptualized the boundaries of European society, culture, and geography.