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Professor of Modern History, Royal Holloway University of London

Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Holocaust Research Institute at RHUL. He is a historian of ideas who works primarily on twentieth-century European history. His research interests include: the history and interpretation of the Holocaust, genocide studies, history of anthropology, history of fascism, the cultural history of the British Right and theory of history.

He is the author or editor of eighteen books and more than eighty scholarly articles. Dan was co-editor of Patterns of Prejudice and the Journal of Genocide Research and is now on the editorial boards of those two journals as well as Critical Philosophy of Race, The Journal of Holocaust Research (formerly Dapim: Studies on the Shoah), Hypothesis and History of Communism in Europe.

His publications include: Histories of the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2010), Goodbye to All That? The Story of Europe since 1945 (Oxford University Press, 2014), The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and its Aftermath (Yale University Press, 2015), and Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2019). From 2016 to 2019 he was engaged on a three-year Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for a project on the International Tracing Service. The resulting book, Fate Unknown: Tracing the Missing after the Holocaust and World War II, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2023.

Dan's book, The Holocaust: An Unfinished History, will be published by Penguin's revived Pelican series in January 2023 and he is also co-editing volume 1 of the Cambridge History of the Holocaust. He chaired the academic advisory board for the Imperial War Museum's redesigned Holocaust Galleries, which opened in October 2021, and is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's Experts Reference Group and the UK Oversight Committee for the International Tracing Service Archive.


  • –present
    Professor of Modern History, Royal Holloway