I am a regular public speaker and writer.
I have given invited talks, named lectures or keynotes at the following institutions in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America: Institute for Advanced Study, Sofia, LSE, the universities of Ljubljana, Padua, Girona, Prague (Charles University), Potsdam, Konstanz, Aberystwyth, Birmingham, Berlin (Humboldt and FU), Cambridge, Valencia, Vilnius, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford, Dublin (TCD and UCD), Bielefeld, Torun, Thessaloniki, and Vienna, as well as the Imperial War Museum, London; NIOD (Amsterdam); Herder Institut, Marburg; Central European University, Budapest; the Olympic Academy; the German Historical Institutes in Moscow and London, and the Czech Academy of Science, Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem; Hebrew University. Harvard; Princeton; Yale; Georgetown; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, University of Sydney; Capital Normal University, Beijing; Peking University; Kobe Institute and Kobe University (Japan); Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences (Hanoi); Mahidol University (Bangkok); UNSW (Sydney); UWA (Perth), University of Buenos Aires; University of Sao Paulo.

I am also a firm believer in public-facing engagement outside and beyond academia. Over the past twenty years, I have participated in literary and history festivals, and have written book reviews, essays, and op-ed pieces for historical journals and newspapers, including: Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Irish Times, History Today, Daily Telegraph, BBC History Magazine, SPIEGEL Geschichte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Washington Examiner, Welt am Sonntag, DIE ZEIT, ZEIT Geschichte, Revista de Occidente, DAMALS, and LIMES – rivista italiana di geopolitica. I have also appeared on history programmes broadcast by the BBC, RTE, NEWSTALK, Netflix, ARTE, Deutschlandfunk, DeutschlandRadio, ZDF Info and ZDF.

For a few examples, see below:

Public talks and appearances on history programmes
(selection of recent examples):

ZDF documentary “Hitlers Macht” (first screening: January 2023), expert contributor:

ZDF documentary “Aufstieg und Fall der SS” (2022), principal historical advisor:

Australian Broadcast Corporation, “An Object in Time” episode on the July 1944 plot on Hitler’s life, 15 November 2022:

Keynote lecture at the Irish Civil War National Conference, Cork, 15 June 2022 (live broadcast by RTE National Television):

Leverhulme Lecture in Edinburgh, 4 April 2022 (one of the four Leverhulme Lectures I gave in the UK as part of my Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at Oxford University):

ZDF documentary “Die Wannseekonferenz” (January 2022), historical advisor:—die-dokumentation-vom-24-januar-2022-100.html

Goethe-Institute Barcelona, Interview about the end of World War I (in German / Spanish), 16 November 2018:

Pritzker Library Lecture on The Vanquished, Chicago, 16 March 2018:

Reviews and essays
(selection of essays since 2016)

Literary Review book review of Rachel Chrastil, Bismarck’s War: The Franco-Prussian War and the Making of Modern Europe, July 2023

Süddeutsche Zeitung essay on 1923, 2 January 2023 (in German):

Financial Times book review of Peter H Wilson’s Iron and Blood, 26 October 2022:

Washington Examiner book review of Katja Hoyer’s Iron and Blood, 2 December 2021:

Foreign Policy essay “Ending wars was Never Easy”, 20 March 2021:

Foreign Policy essay “Weimar’s Lessons for Biden’s America”, 6 February 2021:

Irish Times book review of Stephan Malinowski’s Nazis and Nobles, 17 January 2021:

Financial Times book review of Brendan Simms’ Hitler, 30 August 2019:

Telegraph book review of Laurence Rees, Hitler and Stalin, 26 October 2020:

Irish Times essay on the Paris Peace Treaties of 1919, 2 January 2019:

Neue Züricher Zeitung, essay about the November Revolution of 1918, 22 March 2018:

Süddeutsche Zeitung interview about the end of World War I, 1 March 2017:

Irish Times book review of Catherine Merridale, Lenin on the Train, 5 November 2016:

Irish Times book review of Philippe Sands East-West Street, 9 July 2016:

Irish Times book review of Ruth Levitt, Prelude to the Holocaust: Pogrom, November 1938: Testimonies from ‘Kristallnacht’