Dr Klaus Richter

Dr Klaus Richter

Department of History
Birmingham Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Eastern European History

Contact details

Address
G16, Fry Building
Department of History
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am the director of the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) and a historian of Eastern Europe. My main field of research is the social history of Poland, the Baltics and Russia. I am especially interested in issues such as nationalism, ethnic conflicts and concepts of political economy and statehood.

Feedback and office hours

Mondays 11-12, Wednesdays 12-1

Qualifications

  • Staatsexamen in History (University of Cologne)
  • Doctoral degree in History, (Technical University of Berlin)

Teaching

Autumn advanced option: “Of Great Powers and Failed States. Conceptions of the State in the Modern World”

Postgraduate supervision


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Publications

Recent publications

Book

Richter, K 2013, Juden, Christen und die “Emanzipation” der Bauern. Antisemitismus in Litauen, 1889–1914. Metropol.

Article

Richter, K 2017, '“An Orgy of Licence?”: Democracy and property redistribution in Poland and the Baltics in their international context, 1918 - 1926', Nationalities Papers. https://doi.org/10.1080/00905992.2017.1350840

Richter, K 2016, ''Go with the hare's ticket': mobility and territorial policies in Ober Ost (1915–1918)', First World War Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/19475020.2015.1088395

Richter, K 2015, '"Eine durch und durch demokratische Nation": Demokratie und Minderheitenschutz in der Außendarstellung Litauens nach 1918', Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 194-217.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Richter, K 2017, 'A mass which you could form into whatever you wanted': Refugees and state building in Lithuania and Courland, 1914–21. in Europe on the move: Refugees in the era of the Great War. Cultural History of Modern War.

Richter, K 2016, Displacement without moving: Border Changes and Practices of Population Politics in Lithuania (1916 – 1923) . in Population Displacement in Lithuania in the Twentieth Century: Experiences, Identities and Legacies. Brill, Leiden, pp. 62-88.

Richter, K 2014, ''Horrible were the avengers, but the Jews were horrible, too'': an anti-Jewish riot in rural Lithuania 1905. in R Nemes & D Unowsky (eds), Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics, 1880-1918 (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry). Brandeis University Press.

Chapter

Richter, K 2013, "Einziger Beschützer vor der Gewalt der Polen”. Kriegserfahrungen weißrussischer Soldaten in Grodno (1919). in W Dornik (ed.), Jenseits des Schützengrabens: Der Erst Weltkreig im Osten: Erfahrung - Wahrnehmung - Kontext. StudienVerlag.

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Expertise

 

  • Minorities policy
  • State formation
  • Peacekeeping
  • Conflict resolution
  • Nationalism