Thomas Weber (historian)

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Thomas Weber (historian)
Born (1974-04-29) April 29, 1974 (age 45)
OccupationHistorian, writer

Thomas Weber (born 29 April 1974) is German-born history professor and university lecturer. Since 2013 he has been Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of Aberdeen. [1]

University of Aberdeen university in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to establish King's College, making it Scotland's third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. Today, Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 200 universities in the world and is ranked within the top 30 universities in the United Kingdom. In the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, Aberdeen was ranked 31st in the world for impact on society. Aberdeen was also named the 2019 Scottish University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.



From 1986 to 1993, Thomas Weber attended the Anne Frank High School in Halver, Germany. From 1993 to 1996 Weber studied History, English and Law at the University of Münster, and from 1996 to 1998 Modern History at the University of Oxford, where he earned his Ph.D in history in 2003 under the supervision of Niall Ferguson. He held fellowships or taught at Harvard University for several years, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and the University of Glasgow, he took a teaching position at the University of Aberdeen in September 2008. [2] The focus of his research and teaching expertise lies in European, international, and global political history. [3]

University of Münster German public university

The University of Münster is a public university located in the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.

University of Oxford university in Oxford, United Kingdom

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Niall Ferguson British historian

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Since 2010 he has been the founding Director of the Center for Global Security and Governance at the University of Aberdeen, and since 2013 Professor of History and International Affairs. From 2012 to 2013 he was a Fritz-Thyssen-Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Since 2013, he has been a guest researcher at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

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For years, various producers have attempted to adapt Weber’s 2010 Hitler’s First War into a TV mini-series. Currently, this project is being considered by the Berlin-based UFA-Fiction and Beta Film as a limited 10-episode series. Simply called Hitler, the TV series will trace Hitler’s life beginning as a soldier in World War I to his rise to power [4] .



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  1. University of Aberdeen website retrieved 5-25-2017
  2. ”Hitler's First War: Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War,” Center for German and European Studies (Brandeis University)
  3. University of Aberdeen website retrieved 5-25-2017
  4. Scott Roxborough, “German Network RLT Exits High-Profile Hitler Series,” The Hollywood Reporter, Jan. 2, 2017
  5. Oxford University Press