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Professor Richard Overy FBA

About this Fellow


Current post

  • Professor of History, University of Exeter

Past Appointments

  • College Lecturer, Queens' College University of Cambridge, 1973 - 1979
  • Lecturer then Professor of Modern History, King's College London University of London, 1980
  • Professor of Modern History, King's College London, King's College London University of London, 1992


The air war 1939-1945 1980

War and economy in the Third Reich 1994

Russia's war 1998

Other Modern History from 1850 Fellows

Professor Peter Mandler

Modern British history, especially cultural, intellectual and social; the histories of the humanities and social sciences in comparative perspective

Dr John Darwin

The history of empires, expecially the British Empire in its global setting. The rise & decline of imperial port-cities, 1830s-1930s

Professor Jane Humphries

Eighteenth & nineteenth century economic history: industrialization; wellbeing; labour markets; women's work and family lives; child labour; anthropometrics

Professor Simon Schaffer

Social & intellectual history of experimental philosophy & exact sciences between the seventeenth & nineteenth centuries; historiography & sociology of scientific knowledge; the sciences & European imperialism