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Dr Gerwin Strobl 

Dr Gerwin Strobl
Position:Lecturer in History

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75653
Location:John Percival Building, Room 5.40

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.

Selected Publications

Cultural Continuities: Theatre and Political Power from the Holy Roman Empire to the Third Reich Cultural and Social History 10:3 (2012),  457-76

Making Sense of Theatre in the Third Reich, History Compass 8:5 (2010), 337-87

The Swastika and the Stage: German Theatre and Society 1933-1945 (CUP, 2007)

The “Vorgeschichte“ of the Nazi Film Titanic, German Life and Letters (2007), 196-211

Staging the Nazi Assault on Reason: Hanns Johst’s Schlageter and the “Theatre of Inner Experience“, New Theatre Quarterly (2005),

The Germanic Isle: Nazi Perceptions of Britain (CUP, 2000)

Additional Information

DAAD-Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin (2010)

Member of the Austrian Government Commission on the History of Hitler’s Home Region („Oberdonau Projekt“)

Undergraduate Teaching

Year One

Part Two Undergraduate modules

Year Two

Year Three

Postgraduate Teaching 

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