Professor Thomas Weber

Professor Thomas Weber
Professor Thomas Weber
Professor Thomas Weber

MSt., DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS

Chair in History & International Affairs

About
Email Address
t.weber@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 273539
Office Address

Department of History, University of Aberdeen
Crombie Annexe
Meston Walk
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

School/Department
School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History

Biography

Thomas Weber is Professor of History and International Affairs as well as the founding Director of the Centre of Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen. He also is a Visiting Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; an Associate Fellow of the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies at the University of Bonn; a Senior Associate of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School for Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto; and a Member of the Security History Network at Utrecht University. His expertise lies in European, international, and global political history from the 19th century to the present.

A native of Breckerfeld in Westphalia, he earned his DPhil from the University of Oxford. He also has taught or has held fellowships at Harvard, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and the University of Glasgow.

His 1st book, Lodz Ghetto Album, won a Golden Light Award and an Infinity Award. His 2nd book, Our Friend “The Enemy” is the recipient of the 2008 Duc d’Arenberg History Prize for the best book on European History. His 3rd book, Hitler's First War is the recipient of the 2010 Arthur Goodzeit Book Award of the New York Military Affairs Symposium for the best book on military history. His next book, Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi , a El Mundo Top 10 Best Seller, was shortlisted for the 2018 Elizabeth Longford Prize. He also is the editor of Als die Demokratie starb: Die Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten.

He provides analysis on history and contemporary international affairs for news outlets & organizations in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

His online course on Hitler, examining his politicisation and radicalisation, and what his time in power can teach us about the nature of politics today, is open to enrollment from anywhere in the world.

Publications

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  • Hitler and the Nazi Party

    Weber, T.
    The Cambridge History of the Holocaust: vol 1: Contexts: Origins, Comparisons, Entanglements,. Roseman, M., Stone, D. (eds.). Cambridge University Press
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Hitler, the Constructivist

    Weber, T.
    Ideologies in National Socialism: Volume 1: People. de Gruyter
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Lorena De Vita. Israelpolitik: German-Israeli Relations, 1949-69. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020

    Weber, T.
    H-Diplo, vol. 2024, no. https://hdiplo.org/to/RT25-11
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • “We are no Germans’: Liechtenstein’s National Security Strategy, Hitler’s Strategy, and the Survival of the Independence and Sovereignty of Liechtenstein, 1933-1945

    Weber, T.
    Souveränität und Neutralität: Liechtenstein im internationalen Staatensystem vor dem Hintergrund der nationalsozialistischen Bedrohung 1933 bis 1945
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Anarchy and the State of Nature in Donald Trump’s America and Adolf Hitler’s Germany’

    Weber, T.
    Fascism in America: Past and Present. Rosenfeld, G., Ward, J. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, pp. 78-106, 28 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Germany in Crisis: Hitler’s Antisemitism as a Function of Existential Anxiety and a Quest for Sustainable Security

    Weber, T.
    Antisemitism Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 152-179
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Die Krise der Welt: 1933 und 2023

    Weber, T.
    Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, vol. 2023, no. 4, pp. 4-8
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • 1933: 90 Jahre danach

    Weber, T.
    Als die Demokratie starb: Die Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten – Geschichte und Gegenwart. Herder, pp. 199-220, 249-251, 24 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Als die Demokratie starb: Die Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten – Geschichte und Gegenwart

    Weber, T.
    Herder, Freiburg. 256 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Das Jahr, in dem die Gegenwart geboren wurde

    Weber, T.
    Als die Demokratie starb: Die Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten – Geschichte und Gegenwart. Weber, T. (ed.). Herder, pp. 7-16, 223-224, 11 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
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