Professor Dan Stone



Professor of Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Director of the Holocaust Research Institute.

Specialist research areas:

History and historiography of the Holocaust; genocide studies; concentration camps; displaced persons; history of the idea of “race”; history of anthropology; eugenics; fascist ideology; theory of history; the past in contemporary culture.

Available for consultation in the following areas:

Third sector/charity engagement; media interviews; editorials


Professor Dan Stone is a specialist in the history and historiography of the Holocaust and of modern European history in general, with a focus on issues of fascism and memory. He obtained his MA and DPhil at the University of Oxford, where he was also a Junior Research Fellow, and has taught at Royal Holloway, University of London since 1999. He was one of the co-founders of the Holocaust Research Centre at RHUL and, since 2016, has been Director of the renamed Holocaust Research Institute, the leading interdisciplinary centre for the study of the Holocaust in the UK. He is co-editor of the Journal of Genocide Research and, until the end of 2017, was also co-editor of Patterns of Prejudice. He is on the editorial boards of Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust; Critical Philosophy of Race; Hypothesis; and History of Communism in Europe.

Prof. Stone’s work has led to considerable public engagement. He is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s Experts Reference Group; he chairs the academic advisory board for the redesign of the Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Galleries; he has co-curated an exhibition (“Fate Unknown”) at the Wiener Library, an institution with which he regularly works; and he speaks regularly at public events ranging from Jewish Book Week to Holocaust Memorial Day events. He has been interviewed for several TV documentaries, including, most recently, a documentary on Belsen. He sits on a number of international advisory boards, including that of the International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen, Germany. He has written blogs for OUP Blog, Yale Blog, History News Network, Page 99 Test, Migration Museum and

Prof. Stone is the author or editor of sixteen books and more than seventy scholarly articles. Monographs include: Breeding Superman: Nietzsche, Race and Eugenics in Edwardian and Interwar Britain (Liverpool University Press, 2002); Responses to Nazism in Britain 1933-1939: Before War and Holocaust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); Histories of the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2010); Goodbye to All That? The Story of Europe since 1945 (Oxford University Press, 2014); The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and its Aftermath (Yale University Press, 2015); and Concentration Camps: A Short History (Oxford University Press, 2016). Among his edited volumes are The Historiography of the Holocaust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); The Historiography of Genocide (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History (Oxford University Press, 2012); The Holocaust and Historical Methodology (Berghahn Books, 2012); and several special issues of Patterns of Prejudice and the Journal of Genocide Research. He has published articles in many leading journals, including: Journal of Contemporary History, Journal of Modern History; European History Quarterly; Contemporary European History; History of European Ideas; History & Memory; East European Politics and Societies; German History; Jewish Social Studies; History and Anthropology; Holocaust and Genocide Studies. From 2016-2019 he holds a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, for a project on the International Tracing Service, the recently-opened archive of material relating to Nazi crimes and their aftermath. Research from this project will be published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Stone is also currently writing a book on the Holocaust for Penguin’s revived Pelican series.