Category: Humanities & Social Sciences

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Anthony McElligott is professor of history and Head of Department at the University of Limerick, which he joined in 2002. He is currently researching the destruction of the Jewish Communities of the Eastern Aegean in 1944 for a book: The Last Transport: The Holocaust in the Eastern Aegean to be published by Bloomsbury in 2017. A summary article drawn from this project will appear as ‘The Last Transport: The Holocaust in the Eastern Aegean’ in Giorgos Antoniou and A. Dirk Moses  (eds.), The Holocaust in Greece Cambridge University Press, 2017); as well as preparing an article: 'A false lead; the mists of time; and some questions: Writing the history of Holocaust in the Eastern Aegean, 1944', for Past & Present, he is preparing a book of essays Stepping Stones to Genocide: The Nazi Holocaust for Oxford University Press.

He has published widely on the history of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. Among his principal publications are  Rethinking the Weimar Republic: Authority and Authoritarianism, 1916-1936 (2014); The German Urban Experience 1900-1945: Modernity and Crisis (2001); Contested City: Municipal Politics and the Rise of Nazism in Altona 1917-1937 Runner-up Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History  (1998); editor, The Weimar Republic=Short Oxford History of Germany (2008); editor with Tim Kirk Working Towards the Führer. Essays in Honour of Sir Ian Kershaw (2003); editor with Jeffrey Herf, Antisemitism before and since the Holocaust: Altered Contexts and Recent Perspectives (in production with Palgrave McMillan).

Prof McElligott is consultant historian and a regular contributor to the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland’s annual Summer School ‘Teaching the Holocaust’ since 2007. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1999 and Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2015.