Dr Tom Neuhaus

Tom Neuhaus

Position: Programme Leader in History

College: College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Humanities

Subject area: History

Research Centre: Identity, Conflict and Representation

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I am a lecturer in History, focusing on modern and contemporary European and world history.

Teaching responsibilities

Modern European History, Modern International History

Research interests

Modern German history, history of travel, Tibet and Inner Asia, history of imperialism, modern Chinese history, Max Weber

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the German History Society


Undergraduate qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Modern History, University of Essex

Postgraduate qualifications

  • MPhil Historical Studies, University of Cambridge

Research qualifications

  • PhD on British and German representations of Tibet and the Himalayas, University of Cambridge

Recent publications

  • Tom Neuhaus, Tibet in the Western Imagination (Basingstoke: PalgraveMacmillan, 2012)
  • Tom Neuhaus, 'How can a war be holy? Attitudes towards Eastern spirituality', in John A. Williams (ed.), Weimar Culture Revisited (New York: PalgraveMacmillan, 2011)
  • Tom Neuhaus, 'Of yetis and men: representations of Tibet and the Himalayas, c.1929-1953', in Rosalind Crone, David Gange and Katy Jones (eds.), New Perspectives in British Cultural History (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007) 
  • Tom Neuhaus, 'No Nazi Party: Youth Rebels in the Third Reich', History Today, Vol. 55, No.11 (2005)

Recent conferences

  • 'Lost Horizons: British and German representations of Tibet', given at the Research Seminar of the Department of History, University of Essex (February 2011)
  • 'Shangri-La and Yetis: The Appeal of Tibet and the Himalayas for British Travelers in the Twentieth Century', given at the conference 'From the Grand Tour to Mass Tourism', University of Newcastle, April 2010

Experience in industry

Research posts

  • Global Policy Institute: Max Weber Letter Database. 2008-2010;
  • Clare College, Cambridge: Research Associate. 2008-2010;
  • German Historical Institute: Post-doctoral Research Assistant. 2007-2008.

In the media

'Talking Head' for 'Raiders of the Lost Past', UKTV Yesterday / Discovery Channel (2013)

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