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Professor in Contemporary European History, University of Stirling

Holger Nehring is a historian of post-1945 Western Europe, with special interest in the history of peace and other forms of social activism in Britain and West Germany, the intellectual history of the 'nuclear age', and the social history of the Cold War. He received his training in contemporary history, political science and philosophy at Tübingen University (Germany), the London School of Economics, and (as a Rhodes scholar) at University College, Oxford. Before joining the Sheffield History Department in March 2006, he was based at St. Peter's College, Oxford, as a junior research fellow. His book "Politics of Security", a comparative and transnational study of British and West German protests against nuclear weapons and their meanings in the context of the Cold War from 1945 to the late 1960s, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2013. He teaches courses on the University of Stirling's diplomacy degrees.


  • 2013–present
    Professor, University of Stirling
  • 2011–2013
    Reader, University of Sheffield
  • 2010–2011
    Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
  • 2006–2010
    Lecturer, University of Sheffield


  • 2007 
    University of Oxford, D. Phil.
  • 2000 
    University of Tübingen, MA