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UK Emeritus Fellow, Modern History from 1850, elected in 1991

Professor Sir Ian Kershaw FBA

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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.

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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

To Hell and Back. Europe, 1914-49 2015

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

Hitler (2 vols) 1998, 2000

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

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

Other Modern History from 1850 Fellows

Professor Joanna Bourke

Social and cultural history of modern Britain and America; history of war and violence; medical humanities; history of the emotions; masculinity; sexual violence; what it means to be human

Professor Rana Mitter

The history and politics of modern China; history of twentieth-century China, in particular the Republican period (1912-1949) and Cold War; contemporary Chinese nationalism and Sino-Japanese relations

Dr Zara Steiner

International history of 20th century Europe and the United States: the expanding domestic and foreign context of international relations; comparative history of the administration and conduct of foreign relations.

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