Dr des Klaus Richter is a Lecturer in War Studies at the University of Birmingham. After studying history, art history, English and German philology at the University of Cologne, he worked as a research associate at the Centre for Research on Anti-Semitism at the Technical University of Berlin (2009 – 2011). In early 2012, he joined the German Historical Institute in Warsaw as a visiting scholar. He took up work at the University of Birmingham in October 2012.
Klaus Richter is currently working on a history of emerging states in post-World War I East Central Europe, which puts particular emphasis on economic, territorial and political practices.
His past research includes a doctoral thesis on anti-Semitism in Lithuania before World War I, which focussed on anti-Jewish violence and strategies to “emancipate” the peasants from Jewish merchants. Moreover, Klaus Richter has contributed to the digital-humanities project CENDARI ("Collaborative European Digital Archival Infrastructurer) and to the internet encyclopaedia “1914-1918 online” with numerous survey and thematic articles on Poland and the Baltic States.