Professor Joachim Whaley FBA

  • College positions:
    Life Fellow
    Editor of The Caian
  • University positions:
    Professor of German History and Thought
  • Subjects: Modern & Medieval Languages


MA in History (University of Cambridge), PhD in History (Cambridge), LittD (Cambridge, 2013)

Awards and prizes

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (1984)
Pilkington Teaching Prize (2010)
Fellow of the British Academy (2015)

Research interests

German history since 1500. Author of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire 1493-1806, 2 vols (Oxford, 2012) and The Holy Roman Empire. A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2018).

Teaching interests

German and European History from 1500 to the present; history of German political, social and cultural thought from 1500 to the present; contemporary German politics; the politics of European integration from 1945 to the present.