Professor Thomas Weber

Professor Thomas Weber
Professor Thomas Weber

Professor Thomas Weber

MSt., DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS

Chair in History & International Affairs


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

Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History


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


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  • Lodz Ghetto Album: Photographs by Henryk Ross

    Weber, T., van Pelt, R., Parr, M., Prus, T.
    Chris Boot, London. 158 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Editing an Unbearable Past: The Visual Representation of Survivors of the Lodz Ghetto

    Weber, T.
    Beyond Camps and Forced Labour. Steinert, J., Weber-Newth, I. (eds.). Secolo-Verlag, pp. 372-383
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Wannsee Conference

    Weber, T.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Entries for Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
  • Anti-Semitism and Philo-Semitism among the British and German Elites: Oxford and Heidelberg before the First World War

    Weber, T.
    English Historical Review, vol. 143, no. 475, pp. 86
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Studenten

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


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