Roger Moorhouse

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Roger Moorhouse is a historian and author specialising in the Third Reich and Poland during World War Two.


A fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London, the Pilecki Institute in Warsaw, and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Natolin, Roger is the author of a number of notable studies including “Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital, 1939-1945”, and “The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941”. His latest book, “First to Fight: The Polish War 1939” (“Polska 1939” in the Polish edition) is a study of Poland's defensive war, which is published to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the events that it describes.

You can find Roger on Twitter @Roger_Moorhouse

Roger Moorhouse website

Poland's September Campaign of 1939: the forgotten campaign of World War Two

Sunday, 22nd March 09.30 - 10.30


Roger Moorhouse examines the truth of Poland’s 5-week campaign in September 1939 against German and Soviet invasion, going behind the mythology of “cavalry against tanks” to reveal a bloody conflict that contained many of the brutal hallmarks of the wider World War that was to come.”

The Past is a Foreign Country: challenging historical perspectives

Saturday, 21st March 12.30-13.30


Panel discussion led by Jason Monaghan with Miguel Angel Lopez de la Asuncion, Roger Moorhouse, and Antonia Senior.Historical interpretation is not static. With changing cultural, social, and political influences, historians constantly revisit 'history', providing new explanations in the light of new evidence. What happens when that evidence leads to a shift in the way historical events are viewed? How do historians feel about challenging historical perspectives? And why is it important to do so?