Professor Bob Moore

School of History, Philosophy and Digital Humanities

Professor Emeritus of 20th Century European History

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Bob Moore studied at the University of Manchester, graduating in 1976, and subsequently completed a PhD in 1983.

Since then, he has held teaching posts at UMIST, North London Polytechnic, Manchester Polytechnic, Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, Bristol Polytechnic and the Manchester Metropolitan University. He joined the University of Sheffield in 1999.

His research is in the field of twentieth century European history and in addition to his post at Sheffield he has held visiting fellowships at the Department of War Studies, Kings College London, the Center for Advanced Holocaust Study at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Institut d´Etudes Politique (Sciences Po) in Paris.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Dutch Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap. He has been a member of the academic advisory board for the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam and currently has a similar role for the Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden.

He was also the co-editor of the Britain and the Netherlands Conference series from 2002 to 2009.

His teaching was primarily on the Holocaust and Twentieth Century European History at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is working on a number of comparative European History projects.

Research interests

Since publishing a major study of the Nazi persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands in 1997, Bob Moore has edited a collection on civilian resistance to German occupation in World War II and co-written a monograph on Italian prisoners of war in the British Empire during World War II (with Kent Fedorowich, UWE, Bristol).

More recently, he has completed other major collaborative projects on decolonisation, published in 2009 and on refugee policy in the 1930s, published in 2010. His latest monograph Survivors - on the rescue of Jews in Europe during World War II - was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. He is currently working on projects associated with the history of the Netherlands and with the repatriation and rehabilitation of prisoners-of-war after World War II.

His research interests include the Holocaust, with specific reference to Western Europe; the history of the Netherlands and its colonies; and prisoners of war in twentieth century conflicts.

Teaching activities

Previous teaching activities:


  • HST223 - European Fascism
  • HST386/387 - The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry


  • HST692 - Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century
Professional activities and memberships

Previous administrative duties

  • Senior Admissions Tutor (2013-2016)
  • Acting Head of Department (2009-2011)
  • Departmental Executive Board
  • Faculty of Arts Graduate Studies Committee (2005-2007)
  • Senate (2009-2011)
  • Faculty Executive Board (2009-2011)