ASHTON, SR is the General Editor of the British Documents on the End of Empire Project and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. With SE Stockwell he edited Imperial Policy and Colonial Practice, 1925-1945 (BDEEP, 1996), with Wm Roger Louis East of Suez and the Commonwealth, 1964-1971 (BDEEP, 2004), and with David Killingray The West Indies (BDEEP, 1999).
DE SILVA, KM is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. He has written extensively on the history of Sri Lanka, including the three volume History of Ceylon (1959, 1960 and 1973), A History of Sri Lanka (1981) and the two volume political biography JR Jayewardene of Sri Lanka(1994, with WH Wriggins). De Silva edited the BDEEP volume on Sri Lanka (BDEEP, 1997)
GOLDSWORTHY, DAVID is Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. He is the co-editor, with Peter Edwards, of Facing North: A Century of Australian Engagement with Asia (2001, 2003) and author of Losing the Blanket: Australia and the End of Britain’s Empire (2002). Goldsworthy edited the BDEEP volume on The Conservative Government and the End of Empire, 1951-1957 (BDEEP, 1994).
HYAM, RONALD is Emeritus Reader in British Imperial History, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and former President of Magdalene College. He is Editor of The Labour Government and the End of Empire, 1945-1951 (BDEEP, 1992) and, with Wm Roger Louis, of The Conservative Government and the End of Empire, 1957-1964 (BDEEP, 2000). Hyam is also author of Britain’s Imperial Century, 1815-1914 (2nd edn, 1993).
JOHNSON, DOUGLAS H is an historian of North East Africa whose books include Nuer Prophets (1994), The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars (2003) andWhen Boundaries Become Borders (2014). He was Assistant Director for Archives in the Southern Regional Government, Sudan, and a member of the Abyei Boundary Commission. Johnson is editor of the BDEEP country volume on Sudan (BDEEP, 1998).
KENT, JOHN is Reader in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Kent has published widely on British Imperial strategy in the Middle East and Africa, the origins of the Cold War, and on British, American, French and Belgian policy to West Africa and the Congo. He is co-author with John Young of International Relations since 1945: A Global History (2013). Kent is editor of the BDEEP volume Egypt and the Defence of the Middle East (BDEEP, 1998).
KILLINGRAY, DAVID is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at Goldsmiths College and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. He is the author of Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War (2010) and Co-Editor, with Peter Clegg, of The Non-Independent Territories of the Caribbean and Pacific: Continuity or Change? (2012). With SR Ashton, Killingray edited the BDEEP volume on The West Indies (BDEEP, 1999).
LAL, BRIJ V is Professor, Division of Pacific and Asian History and Centre for the Contemporary Pacific, at the Australian National University. He was a member of the Fiji Constitution Review Commission whose report formed the basis of Fiji’s 1997 constitution. His publications include Broken Waves: a History of the Fiji Islands in the 20th Century (1992), A Vision for Change: AD Patel and the Politics of Fiji (1997), and Bittersweet: The Indo-Fijian Experience (2004). Lal edited the BDEEP country volume on Fiji (BDEEP, 2008).
LOUIS, Wm ROGER is Kerr Professor of English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA, and an Honorary Fellow of St Antony’s, Oxford. His books include Imperialism at Bay (1977) and The British Empire in the Middle East (1984). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire (1998-1999), and in 2001 was President of the American Historical Association. Louis is editor, with Ronald Hyam, of The Conservative Government and the End of Empire, 1957-1964 (BDEEP, 2000) and, with SR Ashton, East of Suez and the Commonwealth, 1964-1971 (BDEEP, 2004).
LYNN, MARTIN was Reader in Modern History at Queen’s University, Belfast. He was the author of Commerce and Economic Change in West Africa (1997) and of numerous articles on British economic and political relations with nineteenth century West Africa. Lynn edited the BDEEP country volume on Nigeria (BDEEP, 2001).
MURPHY, PHILIP is Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Professor of British and Commonwealth History in the School of Advanced Study, University of London. He is author of Party Politics and Decolonization: the Conservative Party and British Colonial Policy in Tropical Africa, 1951-1964 (1995), Alan Lennox-Boyd: A Biography (1999) and Monarchy and the End of Empire: The House of Windsor, the British Government and the Postwar Commonwealth (2013). Murphy edited the BDEEP volume on Central Africa (BDEEP, 2005).
RATHBONE, RICHARD is Emeritus Professor of African History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of multiple volumes on African history, including Murder and Politics in Colonial Ghana (1993), Nkrumah and the Chiefs (2000) and co-editor, with David Anderson, of Africa’s Urban Past (1999). Rathbone edited the BDEEP volume on Ghana (BDEEP, 1992).
SMITH, SIMON C is Professor of International History at the University of Hull. His publication include British Relations with the Malay Rulers from Decentralization to Malayan Independence, 1930-1957 (1995), British Imperialism, 1750-1970 (1998), Kuwait 1950-65: Britain, the al-Sabah, and Oil (1999), Britain’s Revival and Fall in the Gulf: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the Trucial States, 1950-71 (2004), and Ending Empire in the Middle East: Britain, the United States and Post-War Decolonization, 1945-73 (2012). Smith is the editor of the BDEEP country volume on Malta (BDEEP, 2006).
STOCKWELL, SE is Senior Lecturer in Imperial and Commonwealth History at King’s College London. With SR Ashton she edited Imperial Policy and Colonial Practice, 1925-1945 (BDEEP, 1996). Her previous publications include The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast (2000) and The British Empire: Themes and Perspectives (2007).
THURSTON, ANNE is Founding Director of the International Records Management Trust. Thurston served as a member of the UK Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Public Records between 1994 and 2000, and in 2000 received an OBE for services to public administration in Africa. She is Editor of both volumes in BDEEP Series C, Sources for Colonial Studies in the Public Records Office (1995 and 1998).