Professor Thomas Weber

Professor Thomas Weber
Professor Thomas Weber
Professor Thomas Weber

MSt., DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS

Chair in History & International Affairs

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+44 (0)1224 273539
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Department of History, University of Aberdeen
Crombie Annexe
Meston Walk
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

School of 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. 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 research and teaching 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 in 2003. He also has taught or has held fellowships at Harvard University, 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 2004 Golden Light Award and a 2005 Infinity Award. His 2nd book, Our Friend “The Enemy” was the recipient of the 2008 Duc d’Arenberg History Prize for the best book on European History. His 3rd book, Hitler's First War, was published in nine 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. His next 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 Elizabeth Longford Prize. He also is the editor of Als die Demokratie starb: Die Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten.

Thomas Weber occasionally  serves as an analyst on history and contemporary international affairs for news outlets & organizations in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.


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  • Partnership in Leadership: A New Beginning – Neue Impulse für die transatlantischen Beziehungen. Bericht der Task Force ‘Zukunft der transatlantischen Beziehungen’ bei der Henry-Kissinger-Professur für Sicherheits- und Strategieforschung der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

    Behrens, M., Bitterlich, J., Borchert, H., Clüver Ashbrook, C., Fröhlich, S., Herdegen, M., Johnston, S. A., Koch, R., Lang, J., Mayer, M., Nielson, M., Pousttchi, K., Rathke, J., Reiter, J., Rizzo, R., Ulrich, S., Schmidt, C., Sielke, S., Simms, B., Sportolari, F., Tworek, H., Weber, T., von Weitershausen, I.
    Bonn: Bonn University. 52 pages
    Books and Reports: Other Reports
  • Skating into the Abyss: The Struggle between the Revolutionary Spirit of 1776 and the Reformist Spirit of 1783 in the Establish- ment of the New International Order in 1919 and After

    Weber, T.
    Vom Nachkrieg zum Vorkrieg. Schlie, U., Lojko, M., Weber, T. (eds.). Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, pp. 33-56, 24 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Vom Nachkrieg zum Vorkrieg: Die Pariser Friedensverträge und die internationale Ordnung der Zwischenkriegszeit

    Schlie, U., Lojko, M., Weber, T.
    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden Baden. 180 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • לפני 1914 בחינה מחודשת של שורשי האנטישמיות של היטלר

    Weber, T.
    Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust, vol. 33, pp. 143-163
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Die Ursprünge von Hitlers Antisemitismus vor 1914: Eine Neubewertung

    Weber, T.
    Ich traf Hitler. Giebel, W. (ed.). Berlin Story Verlag, pp. 521-548, 28 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Pre-1914 Origins of Hitler’s Antisemitism Revisited

    Weber, T.
    Journal of Holocaust Research, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 70-86
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Bavaria’s Seminal Catastrophe: The Revolution of 1918/1919

    Weber, T.
    The Global Impacts of Russia’s Great War & Revolution. Marshall, A., Saboll, S., Steinberg, J. (eds.). Slavica, pp. 177-212
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Hitlers langer Schatten: Der Umgang der Deutschen mit Adolf Hitler im 21. Jahrhundert

    Weber, T.
    Modernes Regierungshandeln im Zeitalter der Globalisierung. Schlie, U. (ed.). Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • De Adolf a Hitler: La Construcción de un Nazi

    Weber, T.
    Taurus, Madrid
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Response

    Weber, T.
    Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 149-153
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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