About this day
For 11,12 and 13 students
Immerse your students in an inspirational day of 20th century German history.
World-class historians will present a diverse range of exciting and relevant talks to enthuse, inform and entertain, focusing on the period 1914 – 1945. In a day suitable for year 11,12 and 13 students, topics will range from the First World War and the Weimar Republic through to the Holocaust, Nazi Germany and World War Two. An examination session will provide first-hand guidance and insights to help boost students’ confidence and examination grades. One more speaker and further information on the day to be announced in due course.
Programme & speakers
The origins of the Holocaust Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck College London
About Nikolaus Wachsmann
Professor Nikolaus Wachsmann teaches modern European history at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of “KL. A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps” (2015).
Fake News, Old Elites and Hitler: Why the Weimar Republic collapsed Heather Jones, LSE
About Heather Jones
Dr Heather Jones is Associate Professor in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. Her teaching and research interests include the First World War and Weimar Germany and she is the winner of one of LSE’s Major Review Teaching Prizes. She is a regular commentator in the media on matters relating to twentieth-century European history.
The Great Catastrophe: Germany in the First World War Alexander Watson, Goldsmiths, University of London
About Alexander Watson
Alexander Watson is Professor of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has written widely on East-Central Europe and Britain during the First World War. His latest book, Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918, won the Wolfson History Prize and the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, and was the Sunday Times ‘History Book of the Year’ for 2014.
Neil Gregor, University of Southampton
Talk details to be confirmed.
About Neil Gregor
Neil Gregor is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Southampton. His research interests range widely across 20th century German history, and have encompassed, at various points, aspects of business history, social history, cultural history and literary studies, along with historiography. He has published widely and is co-editor of German History, the journal of the German History Society.