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Caroline Sharples

Dr

20142018
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Biography

Caroline Sharples was awarded her PhD in History by the University of Southampton in 2007 for a thesis that explored the popular impact of Nazi war crime trials in 1960s West Germany. Since then, she has taught a wide range of Modern European History modules at the Universities of Central Lancashire, Leicester, Liverpool and Sheffield and held a research fellowship at the University of Sussex, working on the current state of Holocaust education in England. She is an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, based in Leicester, and was a 2010 Fellow of the Holocaust Educational Foundation at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Research interests

Caroline specialises in modern German history, specifically memories of National Socialism and representations of the Holocaust. She has published on the resonance of war crimes trials in 1960s West Germany, as well as the remembrance of the Kindertransport within Britain. She is currently working on a major study of death, burial practices, memorials and commemorative rituals before, during and after the Third Reich.  

Keywords

  • D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
  • DD Germany

Research Output 2014 2018

What Do You Do With A Dead Nazi? Allied Policy on the Execution and Disposal of War Criminals, 1945-55

Sharples, C., 23 Aug 2018, Transforming Occupation in the Western Zones of Germany. Erlichmann, C. & Knowles, C. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Death of Nazism? Investigating Hitler's Remains and Survival Rumours in Post-War Germany

Sharples, C., 2017, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mortality and its Timings: When is Death?. McCorristine, S. (ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 87-102

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
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'Burying the Past? The Post-Execution History of Nazi War Criminals'

Sharples, C., 2015, A Global History of Excecution and the Criminal Corpse. Ward, R. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 249-271

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Postwar Germany and the Holocaust

Sharples, C., 2015, Bloomsbury.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Activities 2018 2019

  • 8 Participation in conference
  • 5 Invited talk
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition
  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Proof of Death? West German Investigations into the Fate of Adolf Hitler, 1953-56

Caroline Sharples (Invited speaker)
11 Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Annual Conference of the German History Society

Caroline Sharples (Speaker)
3 Sep 20195 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Narratives of the Holocaust

Caroline Sharples (Organiser)
16 Jul 201919 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Burying the Nazi Past? Allied Policies Towards Executed War Criminals, 1945-51

Caroline Sharples (Speaker)
4 Dec 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar