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Prof Alaric Searle
Prof Alaric Searle
postal addressProfessor of Modern European History, Maxwell Building, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom, M5 4WT.
email addressD.A.Searle@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 2952853
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
From September 2015 to present.
Profile Summary

Alaric Searle is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Salford. He is a historian with research interests in military history, German and British political, security and intelligence history in the twentieth century, war studies, as well as Europe in the interwar period, the history of military thought since ancient China, the study of memoirs and autobiographies, and historical theory and method.

After completing degrees at the University of Edinburgh, he moved to Germany two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He worked at the Bundeswehr University (Munich) as a language instructor and research assistant (1990-1992); he completed his doctorate at the Free University Berlin (1998); and, he was a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Munich (1998-2001), where he was also a post-doctoral research fellow. He joined the University of Salford in September 2005.

A fellow of the Royal Historical Society (since May 2007) and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (since June 2007), he was a Visiting Scholar at St. John's College, Oxford (2009) and an Honorary Fellow at the Historisches Kolleg, Munich (2012). He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Arbeitskreis Militaergeschiche, the leading military history society for German-speaking central Europe, since October 2007.

Key Qualifications
1984
1990
1998
2011
Key Projects
2007
Jan
Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellowship (Dr Poehlmann)
Leverhulme Trust, £17,750.00.
Investigator: A Searle (100%).
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Encyclopedia Entries
Other Publications
Translation of Academic Articles or Books
Key Presence
Book Series Editor
2014
Jul

Editor of the series 'Modern Military History' (Helion Publishers, Solihull), together with Prof. Donald Stoker, US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

Conference Organisation
2014
May

Organiser of the conference, "From Total War to Total Trivialization? The Media, Museums and the First World War Anniversaries", one-day conference, Media City UK, Salford Quays, 30 May 2014, sponsored by the Office o... more >>.

2013
Oct

Annual conference of the Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V. 2013, in cooperation with the Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr, Potsdam, and th... more >>.

2009
Apr

Organised by universities of Oldenburg, Braunschweig, Brighton, Salford and Reading, supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Land Niedersachsen, Stadt Oldenburg and Brighton and Salford universities.

2008
Mar

Co-organised with Dr Markus Pöhlmann, organised in conjunction with the European Studies Research Institute and the Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte.

Conference Presentations
2014
Sep

Contribution to panel entitled, 'Fascism as a Global Phenomenon: Transnational Trajectories and Cultural Encounters', 6 September 2014, conference organised by the European Network in Universal and Global History.

2014
Jul
2014
May
2013
Oct
2013
Oct
2012
Oct
2011
May
2011
Apr
2010
Nov

Participated in round table discussion as part of one-day conference "Europe of the Regions", subsequently broadcast on the TV channel "Bayern Alpha".

2010
Sep
2010
Sep
2009
Apr
2009
Apr
2008
Feb
2007
Oct
2007
Sep
2007
Jun
2007
May
2006
Jul
2004
Apr
2003
Nov
1999
Jun
1993
Apr
External Examiner Duties
2015
Sep

External Examiner, BA (Hons.) in Modern History

2014
Feb

External Examiner for PhD thesis by Falko Bell, "Wissen ist menschlich. Der Stellenwert der Human Intelligence in der britischen Kriegführung 1939-1945", jointly submitted to the Universities of Mainz and Glasgow... more >>.

2013
Sep

External Examiner, MA in Modern War Studies (September 2013 - August 2016)

2012
Sep

External Examiner, M.Litt. in War Studies (AY 2012/13 - AY 2015/16)

2012
Sep

Interim External Examiner, M.Sc. in Global Security (AY 2012/13)

Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2016
Oct
2012
Aug
2009
Jul
2006
May

Delivered full-credit seminar, entitled "Interwar Britain: The Threat of Revolution, Ideological Conflict and the Sense of Crisis".

Honours and Awards
2015
Jul

International Travel Bursary awarded for networking trip to the Europe-Asia Research Cluster, Karl-Jaspers-Centre, University of Heidelberg, where presentation was also delivered on the Seven Military Classics of Ancient China ... more >>.

2012
Jul

Expenses for archive trip to Dorset and London to support research for collection of Maj.-Gen. J.F.C. Fuller's military correspondence being prepared for Army Records Society.

2012
Feb

Scholarship for residential stay to work on collections in the library (Feb/Mar 2012)

2008
Mar
2007
Jun
2007
May
2005
Jan
2002
Jun
2001
Mar
2001
Mar
Internal University Support Received
2014
Sep

ICF support in assist in travel and accommodation costs for delivery of paper at IV Congress of the European Network in International and Global History, Paris, 4-7 September 2014.

2007
Jul
Invited Papers and Lectures
2015
May
2015
May
2014
Feb
2013
Oct
2012
Sep
2011
Nov
2009
Jan
2008
Apr
2006
May
2005
Mar
2004
Jul
2004
Jun
2003
Jun
2003
May
2001
Oct
2000
Feb
1997
Dec
1994
Mar
Media Appearances
2014
Mar

Interviewed live at 5pm by Phil Trow on the radio programme "Drive Time" as part of their coverage of the international tension surrounding the Russian military forces sent to the Crimea, 4 March 2014.

2013
Dec

45 Minute Interview with Prof. Dr. Alexander Kluge on the writings, theories and historical significance of Major-General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966) for the history of military thought and warfare in the twentieth century. Broad... more >>.

2012
Oct

http://portal-militaergeschichte.de/searle_interview

2007
Jul
2005
Jul
2003
Apr
Memberships of External Bodies
2014
Jan
2008
Oct
2007
Oct
2000
Jan
1999
Jan
1991
Jan
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2007
Apr
2006
May

Book manuscript peer reviewer for Brendow Publishers (Germany), De Gruyter (Holland) and Ashgate (UK)

Other Research Activity
2012
Sep
2010
Jan
2007
Jan

Editorial activity covered European Studies Research Institute "Working Papers in Military and International History", Working Paper No. 4 (Sept. 2007) to Working Paper No. 8 (Dec. 2009). 

1985
Jan
Abstractor and latterly Associate Editor, Current Military & Political Literature, vols 3 (1985 sources) to 8 (1990 sources), 1986-1992
Other University Research Roles
2014
Jan
2010
Apr