professor emeritus of modern European history, University of Oxford
Jane Caplan is professor emeritus of modern European history at the University of Oxford and visiting professor at Birkbeck, University of London. She previously taught for 20 years in the USA. Her main fields of research and publication are the history of Nazi Germany, the relationship between states, bureaucracies and everyday life, and the history of the technologies of individual identification in modern Europe. She is a member of Germany’s official commissions investigating the history of the finance ministry and the interior ministry in Nazi Germany. Last but far from least, she is a longtime editor of History Workshop Journal, the UK’s leading radical history journal, and a coordinator of Historians’ Watch on the related website, History Workshop Online.