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Professor Matthew Stibbe

Professor of Modern European History


Summary

I was educated at the Universities of Bristol and Sussex, and spent a year as an exchange student at the Humboldt University in Berlin. My first full-time lecturing post was at the University of Wales, Bangor, and I also worked for four and a half years at Liverpool Hope University before joining Sheffield Hallam in 2003. I became a Reader in 2007 and a Professor in 2010. I am a specialist in twentieth-century German and European history, and currently serve on the committee of the German History Society

Teaching

Department of Humanities

Social Sciences and Arts

Courses

BA History

Modules

Nations, Regions, Borders;

Cold War;

Germany 1890-1933;

Ideas into Action;

The Third Reich and its Aftermath

Research

I am currently working on research projects on state of emergency regimes in Germany and elsewhere since 1914, women and revolutionary movements in the aftermath of the First World War, and ‘normalisation’ in post-1968 Eastern Europe.

 

Publications

Sharp, I., & Stibbe, M. (2018). ‘In diesen Tagen kamen wir nicht von der Straße...’: Frauen in der deutschen Revolution von 1918/19. Ariadne: Forum für Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, 73/74, 32-39. http://www.addf-kassel.de/publikationen/vorschau/

Gottlieb, J.V., & Stibbe, M. (2016). Peace at any price: the visit of Nazi Women’s leader Gertrud Scholtz-Klink to London in March 1939 and the response of British Women Activists. Women's History Review, 26 (2), 173-194. http://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2016.1181333

Stibbe, M. (2014). Enemy aliens, deportees, refugees: internment practices in the Habsburg Empire, 1914-1918. Journal of Modern European History, 12 (4), 479-499. http://chbeck.metapress.com/content/l113742275321u1m/

Stibbe, M. (2013). Reactions from the other Germany : the Fischer Controversy in the German Democratic Republic. Journal of Contemporary History, 48 (2), 315-332. http://doi.org/10.1177/0022009412472717

Stibbe, M. (2012). In and beyond the racial state: gender and national socialism, 1933-1955. Politics, religion and ideology, 13 (2), 159-178. http://doi.org/10.1080/21567689.2012.675712

Stibbe, M. (2011). Jürgen Kuczynski and the search for a (non-existent) Western spy ring in the East German Communist Party in 1953. Contemporary European History, 20 (1), 61-79. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0960777310000378

Stibbe, M. (2008). Civilian internment and civilian internees in Europe, 1914-20. Immigrants & minorities, 26 (1-2), 49-81. http://doi.org/10.1080/02619280802442597

Stibbe, M. (2006). The internment of civilians by belligerent states during the First World War and the response of the international committee of the Red Cross. Journal of Contemporary History, 41 (1), 5-19. http://doi.org/10.1177/0022009406058669

Stibbe, M. (2004). A question of retaliation? The internment of British civilians in Germany in November 1914. Immigrants and Minorities, 23 (1), 1-29. http://doi.org/10.1080/0261928042000334826

Stibbe, M. (2003). The fischer controversy over german war aims in the first world war and its reception by east german historians, 1961–1989. Historical Journal, 46 (3), 649-668. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X03003194

Stibbe, M. (2002). Anti-feminism, nationalism and the German Right, 1914-1920: A reappraisal. German History, 20 (2), 185-210. http://doi.org/10.1191/0266355402gh251oa

Book chapters

Stibbe, M. (2022). ‘Warum Kriege? Wozu Geschichte(n) von Kriegen? Der Erste Weltkrieg in der wissenschaftlichen Geschichtsschreibung der DDR’. In Droit, E., & Offenstadt, N. (Eds.) Das Rote Erbe der Front: Der Erste Weltkrieg in der DDR. Berlin: De Gruyter

Stibbe, M. (2021). Coalition-Building and Political Fragmentation, 1924-1930. In Rossol, N., & Ziemann, B. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the Weimar Republic. (pp. 72-94). Oxford University Press

Stibbe, M. (2021). Koalitionsbildung und politische Fragmentierung von 1924–1930. In Rossol, N., & Ziemann, B. (Eds.) Aufbruch und Abgründe: Das Handbuch der Weimarer Republik. (pp. 93-119). Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft

Stibbe, M. (2021). Gewalt gegen Zivilisten: “Arbeitsverweigerer” im von Deutschland besetzten Nordfrankreich und im südlichen Bayern während des Ersten Weltkrieges, 1914-1918. In Müller, S.O., & Pschichholz, C. (Eds.) Gewaltgemeinschaften? Studien zur Gewaltgeschichte im und nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg. (pp. 75-104). Frankfurt am Main and New York: Campus Verlag

Stibbe, M. (2020). Coalition-Building and Political Fragmentation, 1924-1930. In Rossol, N., & Ziemann, B. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the Weimar Republic. Oxford Handbooks Online: Oxford University Press: https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198845775.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780198845775-e-3?print=pdf

Stibbe, M. (2019). ‘Radicalização e Internacionalização: Rumo a una história global de cativeiro militar e civil durante a primeira guerra mundial’. In Aires Oliveira, P. (Ed.) Prisoneiros de Guerras: Experiências de cativeiro no seculo XX. (pp. 61-85). Lisbon: Tinta da China: http://www.tintadachina.pt/book.php?code=08000177a01ae36c8cdf2a27410675ed

Stibbe, M. (2018). The internment of enemy aliens in the Habsburg Empire,1914–18. In Manz, S., Panayi, P., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.) Internment during the First World War : a mass global phenomenon. (pp. 61-84). London and New York: Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Internment-during-the-First-World-War-A-Mass-Global-Phenomenon/Manz-Panayi-Stibbe/p/book/9780415787444

Stibbe, M. (2018). Ideological offensive: the East German leadership, the Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of August 1968. In McDermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.) Eastern Europe in 1968: responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion. (pp. 97-123). London: Palgrave Macmillan: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77069-7

Stibbe, M. (2018). The Weimar Republic and the rise of National Socialism. In Gellately, R. (Ed.) The Oxford illustrated history of the Third Reich. (pp. 19-50). Oxford: Oxford University Press: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-illustrated-history-of-the-third-reich-9780198728283?cc=gb&lang=en&

Stibbe, M., Shnyrova, O., & Helfert, V. (2017). Women and Socialist Revolution, 1917-23. In Sharp, I., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.) Women Activists Between War and Peace : Europe, 1918-1923. (pp. 123-172). London: Bloomsbury: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/women-activists-between-war-and-peace-9781472578785/

Stibbe, M. (2016). Flüchtige Allianzen: Der Erste Weltkrieg als Erwartungshorizont und Explanandum. In Maubach, F., & Morina, C. (Eds.) Das 20. Jahrhundert erzählen: Zeiterfahrung und Zeiterforschung im geteilten Deutschland. (pp. 33-86). Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag

Stibbe, M. (2015). The Limits of Rehabilitation: The 1930s Stalinist Terror and its Legacy in post-1953 East Germany. In Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.) De-Stalinising Eastern Europe: The Rehabilitation of Stalin’s Victims after 1953. (pp. 87-108). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Stibbe, M. (2014). The German Empire’s Response: From Retaliation to the Painful Realities of Defeat. In Panayi, P. (Ed.) Germans as Minorities during the First World War: A Global Comparative Perspective. (pp. 47-68). Farnham: Ashgate

Stibbe, M. (2014). Remembering, Commemorating and (Re)Fighting the Great War in Germany from 1919 to the Present Day. In Sumartojo, S., & Wellings, B. (Eds.) Nation, Memory and Great War Commemoration: Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 205-222). Oxford: Peter Lang: http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=72209

Stibbe, M. (2014). “Ohne jede Ausnahme eine Schar von Feinden Österreichs”: Die Internierungspolitik des Habsburgerreiches im europäischen und globalen Kontext. In Fritz, P. (Ed.) Jubel und Elend: Leben mit dem Großen Krieg, 1914-1918. (pp. 338-343). Schallaburg: gugler GmbH

Stibbe, M. (2013). Ein globales Phänomen: Zivilinternierung im Ersten Weltkrieg in transnationaler und internationaler Dimension. In Jahr, C., & Thiel, J. (Eds.) Lager vor Auschwitz: Gewalt und Integration im 20. Jahrhundert. (pp. 158-176). Berlin: Metropol Verlag

Stibbe, M. (2013). A hopeless case of optimism? Jürgen Kuczynski and the end of the GDR. In Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.) The 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe: from communism to pluralism. (pp. 213-234). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Stibbe, M. (2013). Krieg und Brutalisierung: Die Internierung von Zivilisten bzw. “politisch Unzuverlässigen” in Österreich-Ungarn während des Ersten Weltkriegs. In Eisfeld, A., Hausmann, G., & Neutatz, D. (Eds.) Besetzt, interniert, deportiert: Der Erste Weltkrieg und die deutsche, jüdische, polnische und ukrainische Zivilbevölkerung im östlichen Europa. (pp. 87-106). Essen: Klartext Verlag

Stibbe, M. (2012). Gendered experiences of civilian internment during the First World War: a forgotten dimension of wartime violence. In Carden-Coyne, A. (Ed.) Gender and conflict since 1914 : historical and interdisciplinary perspectives. (pp. 14-28). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Stibbe, M. (2011). Elsa Brandstrom and the reintegration of returning prisoners of war and their families in post-war Germany and Austria. In Sharp, I., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.) Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923. (pp. 333-353). Leiden: Brill

Stibbe, M. (2010). East Germany, 1945-1953 : Stalinist repression and internal party purges. In Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.) Stalinist terror in Eastern Europe: elite purges and mass repression. (pp. 57-77). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Stibbe, M. (2010). Fighting the First World War in the Cold War: East and West German historiography on the origins of the First World War, 1945-1959. In Hochscherf, T., Laucht, C., & Plowman, A. (Eds.) Divided but not disconnected: German experiences of the Cold War. (pp. 34-48). Oxford: Berghahn Books

Stibbe, M. (2010). The internment of political suspects in Austria-Hungary during the first world war: A violent legacy? In Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Its Legacy. (pp. 203-218).

Stibbe, M. (2007). Elisabeth Rotten and the 'Auskunfts- und Hilfsstelle für Deutsche im Ausland und Ausländer in Deutschland, 1914-1919'. In Fell, A.S., & Sharp, I. (Eds.) The Women’s Movement in Wartime: international perspectives, 1914-19. (pp. 194-210). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Stibbe, M. (2006). The SED, German Communism and the 17 June 1953 Uprising: new trends and new research. In Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.) Revolution and resistance in Eastern Europe: challenges to communist rule. (pp. 37-55). Oxford and New York: Berg

Stibbe, M. (2006). The First World War: aims, strategy and diplomacy. In Martel, G. (Ed.) A companion to Europe 1900-1945. (pp. 228-242). Oxford: Blackwell

Stibbe, M. (2003). Germany’s ‘last card’. Wilhelm II and the decision in favour of unrestricted submarine warfare in January 1917. In The Kaiser: New Research on Wilhelm II's Role in Imperial Germany. (pp. 217-234). http://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511496790.011

Books

Stibbe, M. (2019). Civilian internment during the First World War: A European and global history, 1914–1920. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK. http://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57191-5

Manz, S., Panayi, P., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2018). Internment during the First World War: a mass global phenomenon. London and New York: Routledge. http://208.254.74.112/books/details/9780415787444/

Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2018). Eastern Europe in 1968: responses to the Prague Spring and Warsaw Pact Invasion. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319770680

Sharp, I., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2017). Women activists between war and peace : Europe, 1918-1923. London: Bloomsbury. http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/women-activists-between-war-and-peace-9781472578785/

Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2015). De-Stalinising Eastern Europe: The Rehabilitation of Stalin’s Victims after 1953. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2013). The 1989 revolutions in central and eastern Europe: from Communism to pluralism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2013). The 1989 revolutions in central and eastern Europe: from Communism to pluralism. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Sharp, I., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2011). Aftermaths of war: Women’s Movements and Female Activists, 1918-1923. Leiden: BRILL.

Stibbe, M. (2010). Germany, 1914-1933: Politics, Society and Culture. Harlow: Pearson.

Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2010). Stalinist terror in Eastern Europe: elite purges and mass repression. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Stibbe, M. (Ed.). (2009). Captivity, forced labour and forced migration in Europe during the First World War. London: Routledge.

Stibbe, M. (2008). British civilian internees in Germany: the Ruhleben camp, 1914-18. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Mcdermott, K., & Stibbe, M. (Eds.). (2006). Revolution and resistance in Eastern Europe: challenges to communist rule. Oxford and New York: Berg.

Theses / Dissertations

Malpass, A.P. (2016). British attitudes towards German prisoners of war and their treatment: 1939-48. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Stibbe, M. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00056

Internet Publications

Stibbe, M. (2019). Negotiating and Mediating Conduct of War. https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/pdf/1914-1918-Online-negotiating_and_mediating_conduct_of_war-2019-11-01.pdf

Stibbe, M. (2018). Italian Irredentism. https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/pdf/1914-1918-Online-italian_irredentism-2018-10-19.pdf

Stibbe, M. (2014). Women’s Mobilisation for War (Germany). http://doi.org/10.15463/ie1418.10025

Stibbe, M. (2014). Enemy Aliens and Internment. http://doi.org/10.15463/ie1418.10037

Other publications

Stibbe, M. (2014). Why the Great War Centenary will be a Non-Issue in Germany. The Conversation Trust (UK) Limited: http://theconversation.com/why-the-great-war-centenary-will-be-a-non-issue-in-germany-29497

STIBBE, M. (1993). WOMEN AND THE NAZI STATE.

Media

Matthew’s research focuses on the history of modern warfare and the aftermath of war, particularly, but not exclusively, in Germany and Central Europe.

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