|Professor of Modern European History, Crescent House, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom, M5 4WT.|
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 German Armed Forces 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 was awarded his Habilitation by the University of Munich (May 2011). 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), an Honorary Fellow at the Historisches Kolleg, Munich (2012), and a Visiting Fellow of the Oxford Changing Character of War Programme, Pembroke College, Oxford (2016/17). 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, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, College of History, Nankai University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China, since June 2016.
Member of International Advisory Board, series "Krieg in der Geschichte", published by Schoeningh Publishers, Paderborn
Editor of the series 'Modern Military History' (Helion Publishers, Solihull), together with Prof. Donald Stoker, US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
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 >>.
Annual conference of the Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V. 2013, in cooperation with the Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr, Potsdam, and th... more >>.
Organised by universities of Oldenburg, Braunschweig, Brighton, Salford and Reading, supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Land Niedersachsen, Stadt Oldenburg and Brighton and Salford universities.
Co-organised with Dr Markus Pöhlmann, organised in conjunction with the European Studies Research Institute and the Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte.
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.
Participated in round table discussion as part of one-day conference "Europe of the Regions", subsequently broadcast on the TV channel "Bayern Alpha".
External Examiner, BA (Hons.) in Modern History
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 >>.
External Examiner, MA in Modern War Studies (September 2013 - August 2016)
External Examiner, M.Litt. in War Studies (AY 2012/13 - AY 2015/16)
Interim External Examiner, M.Sc. in Global Security (AY 2012/13)
Engaged in teaching and research in the Faculty of History.
Delivered full-credit seminar, entitled "Interwar Britain: The Threat of Revolution, Ideological Conflict and the Sense of Crisis".
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 >>.
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.
Scholarship for residential stay to work on collections in the library (Feb/Mar 2012)
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.
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.
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 >>.
Book manuscript peer reviewer for Brendow Publishers (Germany), De Gruyter (Holland) and Ashgate (UK)
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).