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Reto Speck

Dr Reto Speck

Senior Research Fellow


Replace existing text with: 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 as a Senior Researcher 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 Implementation 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.

Dr Reto Speck is affiliated with the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.


Selected publications

Brazzo, L., & Speck, R. (2018) (eds.). Holocaust Research and Archives in the Digital Age. Specal Issue in Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History , (13), V-XIII.

Links, P., Speck , R., & Vanden Daelen, V. V. (2016). Who holds the key to Holocaust-related sources? Authorship as subjectivity in finding aids. Holocaust Studies.

Blanke, T., Bryant, M., & Speck, R. (2015). Developing the Collection Graph. Library Hi Tech, 33(4).

Speck, R. (2014). Johann Gottfried Herder And Enlightenment Political Thought: From The Reform Of Russia To The Anthropology of Building, Modern Intellectual History, 11(1), 31-58.

Speck , R. & Links, P. (2013). The Missing Voice. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 7(1-2), 128-146.