Dr Allegra Fryxell
Email (@cam.ac.uk): arpf2
Dr Allegra Fryxell is the Trebilcock-Newton Research Fellow in history. She is a cultural historian of modern Europe, focusing on the interactions between the arts and sciences in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, Britain, Germany, Italy, and America. Her PhD work focused on conceptions of non-linear or non-chronological time from the fin-de-siècle to WWII, whilst her new project examines the metaphysical meanings and medicinal functions associated with colour (particularly coloured light) in modernism. She is also writing the official biography of Georg Tugendhat (1898-1973) a Viennese émigré to Britain who was central to the development of Britain’s domestic petroleum industry from the 1930s. Publications include Tugendhat’s biography as well as articles on interwar ‘Egyptomania’ in Britain, Canadian aboriginal soldiers in WWI, perspectives on time/temporality in history, the Battle of Caporetto, and the history of phenomenological psychiatry in the 1920s-1930s.