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Research interests

Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Holocaust Research Institute at RHUL. He is a historian of ideas who works primarily on twentieth-century European history. His research interests include: the history and interpretation of the Holocaust, genocide studies, history of anthropology, history of fascism, the cultural history of the British Right and theory of history. He is the author or editor of twenty books and some 100 scholarly articles. Dan Stone was co-editor of Patterns of Prejudice and the Journal of Genocide Research and is now on the editorial boards of those two journals as well as Critical Philosophy of Race, The Journal of Holocaust Research (formerly Dapim: Studies on the Shoah), Deliberatio and History of Communism in Europe. His most recent publications include 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), Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2019), Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Challenging Histories (Routledge, 2021), and The Holocaust: An Unfinished History (Penguin, 2023). From 2016 to 2019 he was engaged on a three-year Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship for a project on the International Tracing Service. The resulting book, Fate Unknown: Tracing the Missing after World War II and the Holocaust, was published by Oxford University Press in July 2023. Dan is co-editing volume 1 of the Cambridge History of the Holocaust (CUP, 2025) and recently completed Psychoanalysis, Holocaust Historiography and the Nazi Camps: Accounting for Survival (Palgrave Macmillan, 2024). He chaired the academic advisory board for the Imperial War Museum's Holocaust Galleries redesign, which opened in October 2021, and is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust's Experts Reference Group, the UK Oversight Committee for the International Tracing Service Archive, and the UK government's Advisory Group on Spoliation Matters. He is currently writing a book on the Holocaust in Romania.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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