Daniel Siemens#

Daniel Siemens
Membership Number:6791
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 10/2017 Professor of European History (Chair) at Newcastle University, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • 4-10/2017 Akademischer Oberrat auf Zeit (Associate professor, non-tenured) at Bielefeld University/Germany, History Department
  • 2007 - 2017 Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (Assistant professor, non-tenured) at Bielefeld University, History Department, Research unit ‘History of Modern Societies’ (on leave from 9/2011-8/2014)
  • 2011 - 2014 DAAD Francis L. Carsten Lecturer in Modern German History, University College London (UCL), School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)
  • 2006 - 2007 Assistant Professor of History (substitution), Bielefeld University
  • 2005 - 2006 Teaching Assistant in History at Humboldt University Berlin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Political history
  • History of religion
  • History of violence
  • Politics of the past
  • Intellectual history
  • History of law
  • History of reparations
  • National Socialism

Honours and Awards
  • 2024 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2023-2024 Research Fellowship of the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • 2021 Teaching Excellence Award from the Newcastle University Student Union, Category ‘Outstanding Contribution to Personal Support’, Nomination
  • 2020, 10-12 Honorary Fellowship at Historisches Kolleg, Munich
  • 2019, 6-7 Senior Visiting Fellowship at the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung/Center of Contemporary History, Potsdam
  • 2018 Winner of the Outstanding Academic Title for 2018 Award, sponsored by Choice (USA), for Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler’s Brownshirts
  • 2018 Military History Monthly, Books of the Year Award (shortlisted) for Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler’s Brownshirts
  • 2018, 3-4 Stavenhagen Guest-Professorship at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2013 BBC History Magazine, Book of the Year Award for The Making of a Nazi Hero: The Murder and Myth of Horst Wessel
  • 2013 Invited guest lecturer at the European University Centre of Peking Universität (EUCPU), China
  • 2009-2012 Member of the ‘Junges Kolleg’, the research network for excellent young researchers and scholars, North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Düsseldorf
  • 2010 Prize ‘Geisteswissenschaften International’, awarded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the collecting society VG Wort, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, for the translation of the book Horst Wessel: Tod und Verklärung eines Nationalsozialisten
  • 2010 History Book of the Year award by ‘damals. Das Magazin für Geschichte und Kultur’ for Horst Wessel: Tod und Verklärung eines Nationalsozialisten
  • 2007 Franz Steiner Prize for Transatlantic History, awarded by the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. and the Franz Steiner publishing house, Stuttgart, for the manuscript of the dissertation A Popular Expression of Individuality“: Kriminalität, Justiz und Gesellschaft in der Gerichtsberichterstattung von Tageszeitungen in Berlin, Paris und Chicago 1919-1933
  • 2003 Erhard-Hoepfner-Prize by the ‘Berliner Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft’ for the M.A. dissertation

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