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Dr Claudia Siebrecht

Post:Senior Lecturer in History (History)
Location:ARTS A A159

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678444
International:+44 1273 678444

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Claudia Siebrecht joined the faculty at Sussex as lecturer in modern European history in September 2011. Her research and teaching interests focus on the cultural history of war and violence in 20th century Germany and Europe. She has a particular interest in the First World War, and her first book, The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women’s Art of the First World War, was published by Oxford University Press in September 2013.


Dr Siebrecht was educated at the University of Hamburg and Trinity College Dublin, where she completed her doctoral studies as a Government of Ireland Scholar and was awarded her Ph.D. She subsequently lectured at the National University of Ireland, Galway. From 2008 to 2011 she held a post-doctoral research fellowship and worked on an Irish Research Council funded project on the International History of Concentration Camps convened by Professor Alan Kramer at the Centre for War Studies (CWS) at Trinity College. During her final year at Trinity, she acted as Associate Director of the CWS. In 2010, Dr Siebrecht was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the German Historical Institute in Washington to work on her current research project on colonial concentration camps and violence in colonial warfare in the early 20th century. 


Senior Lecturer in Modern European History