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Professor at Newcastle University

I have taken up a professorship at Newcastle University and have left Bielefeld University in October 2017. This page will no longer be updated. Here are my new contact details: Dr Daniel Siemens, Professor of European History, Newcastle University, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, Großbritannien, Email:

Habilitation completed

In January 2017, I have successfully completed my habilitation at Bielefeld University and obtained the venia legendi for modern and contemporary history. A new book, based of my habilitation dissertation, is in preparation for the fall of 2017, entitled: Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts (with Yale University Press).

Visiting Professor Jie-Hyun Lim

In the upcoming summer term, I am happy to welcome Prof. Jie-Hyun Lim from Songang University, South Corea, as a visiting professor at Bielefeld University. I look very much forward to our joint-seminar on "Victimhood Nationalism: Transnational Perspectives on Postwar Societies in Europe and Asia, 1945-today"

The Trials of Nuremberg and Tokyo Revisited

Dr Daniel Hedinger, LMU Munich, and I have jointly edited a special issue of the Journal of Modern European History on New Perspectives on the Post-World War II Trials of Nuremberg and Tokyo (vol. 14 [2016], no. 4).

New Book Series in Modern German History

Together with my colleagues Jennifer V. Evans, Carleton University/Canada, and Matthew Fitzpatrick from Flinders University in Australia, I will serve as series editor for a new coursebook series in Modern German History, to be published with Bloomsbury Press, London. The first books should be out in late 2018. If you would like more information, please get in touch!

New Book Manuscript Completed

I have completed a new book manuscript and submitted it as a 'habilitation dissertation' to Bielefeld University in late June 2016. It is entitled 'Hitler's Brownshirts: Violent Mobilisation and Disciplinary Integration in the National Socialist SA, 1921-1945.'A book edition with Yale University Press is in preparation for 2017.

New Articles

Popular Dramas Between Transgression and Order: Criminal Trials and their Publics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Global Perspective, in: Anja Johansen und Paul Knepper (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, New York: Oxford University Press 2016, pp. 555-572.

Politische Gewalt als emotionale Befriedigung. Richard F. Behrendts vergessener Geniestreich aus dem Jahr 1932, in: Zeithistorische Forschungen/Studies in Contemporary History 13 (2016), No. 1, pp. 172-178.

Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bologna

In March 2016, I taught as a visiting lecturer at the History Department of the University of Bologna/Italy. Thanks in particular to Prof. Marica Tolomelli for her more than generous reception and help!

International Workshop at the European University Institute in Florence

Dr. Gerhard Wolf from the University of Sussex and I have been the convenors of an international workshop on the topic of 'Living Space and People's Community' that took place at European University Institute in Florence/Italy on 9 October 2015. A big thank you goes to the participants and in particular to Dirk A. Moses for his hospitality! A publication of papers in "Journal of Genocide Research" is in preparation.