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Dr Gerwin Strobl

Dr Gerwin Strobl

Reader in History

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

+44 (0)29 2087 5653
5.40, John Percival Building

Dr Gerwin Strobl is a specialist in Modern German and Austrian History. His main research focus has been on the Third Reich and on the politics of culture in Central Europe. His work has been published in Cultural and Social History, German Life and Letters, the Journal of Contemporary History, History Today, and the New Theatre Quarterly. He publishes in English and German.








Year one

Year two

Year three 


  • Austria and Germany 1866-1918
  • Austria and Germany 1918-1945 

I welcome applications from potential research students with interests in the cultural, economic, social and political history of Germany and Austria. Recent PhDs supervised by me have been on:

  • Shipping in Bremen, 1866-1945
  • German Transatlantic Migration in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Austrian Anschluss 1918-1938
  • The City of Leipzig from Nazism to Communism

Postgraduate students

  • Helen Bluemel, 'Identity in Transition: Leipzig's Cultural Downfall, 1943-49' (awarded)
  • James Boyd, 'Structural Causes of German Emigration to the US, 1848-1900'
  • Jody Manning, 'The Struggle Against The 'Anti-Christ':The Austrian Regime and The Austrian National Socialist Movement 1933-38'

Dr Gerwin Strobl is a specialist in the cultural, intellectual and political history of Central Europe, and has a particular research interest in the Third Reich and the successor states of the Habsburg Empire.