Professor Thomas Weber

Professor Thomas Weber
Professor Thomas Weber

Professor Thomas Weber

MSt., DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS

Chair in History & International Affairs

About

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

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. His research and teaching expertise lies in European, international, and global political history.

A native of Breckerfeld in Westphalia, he earned his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2003. Before coming to Aberdeen, Weber held fellowships or taught at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and the University of Glasgow. Since joining Aberdeen, Weber has held visiting positions at the Center for European Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University in 2008/2009 and from 2012 to 2015.

His first book, Lodz Ghetto Album, won a 2004 Golden Light Award and a 2005 Infinity Award. His second book, Our Friend “The Enemy” was the recipient of the 2008 Duc d’Arenberg History Prize for the best book of a general nature, intended for a wide public, on the history and culture of the European continent. His third book, Hitler's First War, was published in English by Oxford University Press in 2010, as well as in eight other languages. It is the recipient of the 2010 Arthur Goodzeit Book Award of the New York Military Affairs Symposium for the best book on military history.  It is also being adapted into a TV mini series by UFA-Fiction and Beta Film. His latest book, Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi , was published in 2017. A El Mundo Top 10 Best Seller, it was translated into several languages and was shortlisted for the 2018 for the 2018 Elizabeth Longford Prize.

Thomas Weber occasionally contributes commentary on history and current affairs for news organizations in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

His author website can be found at www.thomasweber.co.uk

Publications

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  • [Becoming Hitler]: [The Making of a Nazi]

    Weber, T.
    Gingko, China
    Books and Reports: Books
  • [Brazilian edition of Becoming Hitler]

    Weber, T.
    Editora Record
    Books and Reports: Books
  • [Italian edition of 'Becoming Hitler']

    Weber, T.
    Leg Edizioni, Gorizia
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

    Weber, T.
    Oxford University Press, Oxford
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

    Weber, T.
    Basic Books, New York. 445 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • La Grande Guerra di Hitler: 1914-1918

    Weber, T.
    Leg Edizioni, Gorizia
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Hitler im bayerischen Heer: Eine politisch-soziale Binnenperspektive seines Weltkriegsregiments, 1914-1945

    Weber, T.
    Historische Mitteilungen der Ranke-Gesellschaft, vol. 28, no. 2016, pp. 135-144
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Hitlers Metamorfose: Hoe een gewone soldaat de architect van nazi-Duitsland werd

    Weber, T.
    Nieuw Amsterdam, Amsterdam
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Wie Adolf Hitler zum Nazi wurde: Vom unpolitischen Soldaten zum Autor von ‚Mein Kampf’

    Weber, T.
    Propyläen, Berlin. 528 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Adolf Hitler

    Weber, T.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Entries for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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