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Professor Richard Overy

Research interests

Research interests have included many aspects of the history of the Third Reich and the Second World War and, more recently, of Stalin's Soviet Union and the Soviet war effort. He is currently working on a book which explores the development of a morbid culture in inter-war and wartime Europe and examines the links between that culture and the nature of war, civil war and genocide. He is currently preparing a research project on bombing and its impact during the Second World War which will look comparatively at the experience of bombed communities in Britain, France, Italy, Germany and the Soviet Union. He is also continuing research on aspects of the German economy under Hitler.

He was awarded a one-year fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust in 2010 for his bombing book project, and organised the conference 'Bombing, States and Peoples' in 2009.