Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Jessica Wilton

MA Candidate
Visual History and Historical Memory in 20th Century Global History



Bachelor of Arts Honours in History, University of King’s College, 2018


After graduating with Honours in History, a Minor in Contemporary Philosophy and a Certificate in Visual Culture my research interests are largely focused on the intersection between history, photography and memory.
At Queen’s, under the supervision of Dr. Caroline-Isabelle Caron and Dr. Laila Haidarali, I will be launching into an exploration of how trauma in media depicting the Vietnam War affects historical memory of the war. While studying at the University of King’s College I created my own theory of memory called smoke memory to help analyse the relationship between photography of the Berlin Wall and memory of the event. This theory will be further researched and applied to my future research on the Vietnam War.