Professor Holger Nehring

Court membership: Academic Council representative 2015

Professor Holger Nehring

Holger Nehring holds the Chair in Contemporary European History.

A specialist in post-1945 German and British history, he has a particular interest in the history of social activism, the Cold War, and the history of war and peace in Europe. Having come to Stirling via Oxford (where he was a Rhodes scholar and then held a Junior Research Fellowship at St Peter’s College) and Sheffield, Holger has held a number of visiting positions at the University of Oslo/ the Norwegian Nobel Peace Institute; the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 2010-2013, he served on the academic advisory board of the German Foundation of Peace Research.

In June 2015, Holger played a key role in organising the national Scottish commemorations of the battle of Gallipoli at Stirling together with Stirling Council and the Scottish government’s World War Commemorations panel. Together with a colleague at National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh, Holger is currently co-investigator on a major project (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) on the Scottish Cold War in museums.
He is especially interested in linking historical scholarship and practice in the fields of diplomacy and military strategy.

Qualifications/Professional Designations: MA (Tübingen), D. Phil. (Oxon.)

Other University Committees:

  • Academic Advancement and Promotions Committee, 2017-2019
  • Academic Council from 2015
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities executive committee from 2020