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Professor Sir Ian Kershaw FBA

History
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About this Fellow

Ian Kershaw began his career as a medievalist. After switching fields in the 1970s he concentrated on German history. Most recently he published the first of two planned volumes on the history of Europe in the 20th century for the Penguin History of Europe series. He is currently working on the second volume, to run from 1950 to the present. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit)by Germany in 1994, and knighted in 2002.

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Modern History, The University of Sheffield

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Modern History, The University of Sheffield, 1989 - 2008
  • Lecturer, University of Manchester, 1968 - 1987
  • Professor of Modern History, University of Nottingham, 1987 - 1989
  • Professor of Modern History, The University of Sheffield, 1989 - 2008
  • Lecturer, University of Manchester, 1968 - 1987
  • Professor of Modern History, University of Nottingham, 1987 - 1989

Publications

The End 2011

1970

To Hell and Back. Europe, 1914-49 2015

1970

The 'Hitler Myth': Image and Reality in the Third Reich 1987

1970

Hitler (2 vols) 1998, 2000

1970

Making Friends with Hitler. Lord Londonderry and Britain's Road to War 2004

1970

Fateful Choices. Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-41 2007

1970

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