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Dr Reto Speck

Research Fellow


Reto Speck received his PhD from Queen Mary, University of London in April 2010, and his BA and MA from the University of Sussex, Brighton. Previous to his doctoral research, Reto worked for two years at the Arts and Humanities Data Service. He taught the history of political thought at Queen Mary, University of London, before joining King’s in March 2011. Reto also has an appointment at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam. He is the Co-Director of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), and the Scientific Coordinator of the EHRI Preparatory Phase Project.

Research Interests

  • Research infrastructures
  • History of historiography
  • Archival theory and practice
  • The European Enlightenment

Reto pursues his main research interests in the context of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project of which he is the Co-Director. EHRI is a EU-funded pan-European consortium to integrate existing archival resources and expertise relating to the Holocaust and to innovate Holocaust historiography. EHRI is currently transforming itself from a research project into a permanent European Research Infrastructure.

For more details, please see his full research profile.