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Dirk Moses

Prof. Dirk Moses

Professor of Global and Colonial History (19th-20th centuries)


Tel. [+39] 055 4685 587 / 362
Fax [+39] 055 4685 203
Email: Dirk.Moses@eui.eu

Administrative Assistant  Kathy Wolf Fabiani

Postal address: Department of History and Civilization | Via Boccaccio 121 | 50133 Florence | Italy

Villa Schifanoia - Office VS 15 - For appointments please contact: Kathy Wolf Fabiani

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Fields of Research

  • Global, Transnational, International, and Colonial History
  • Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
  • Memory Studies
  • Intellectual History
  • Modern Germany


English and German

Current Seminars at EUI

Current Research Projects

  • Genocide and the Terror of History: a study of memory, trauma, colonialism, and the historiography of genocide
  • The Diplomacy of Genocide: a study of the ‘international community’s’ reaction to allegations of genocide in decolonized states in Asia and Africa in the 1960s and 1970s 

Selected Recent Publications 


  • Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence: The Dutch Empire in Indonesia (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014). With Bart Luttikhuis.

Journal Special Issue

  • “The Nigeria-Biafra war, 1967–1970: postcolonial conflict and the question of genocide,” Journal of Genocide Research, 16: 2-3 (2014). Co-editor.


  • “The Nigeria-Biafra War: Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide, 1967-1970,” Journal of Genocide Research, 16: 2-3 (2014), 169-204. Written with Lasse Heerten.
  • “Genocide,” Australian Humanities Review, 55 (November 2013), 23-44.
  • Das römische Gespräch in a New Key: Hannah Arendt, Genocide, and the Defense of Republican Civilization," Journal of Modern History, 85:4 (2013), 867-913.

Book Chapters

  • "Civil War or Genocide? Britain and the Secession of East Pakistan in 1971," in Aparna Sundar and Nandini Sundar, eds., Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development (New Delhi: Sage, 2014), 142-164.
  • “Does the Holocaust Reveal of Conceal Other Genocides? The Canadian Museum of Human Rights and Grievable Suffering,” in Doug Irvin, Alexander Hinton, and Tom LaPointe, eds., Hidden Genocides: Power, Knowledge, and Memory (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2013), 21-51.


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