Darren M O'Byrne

Dr Darren O'Byrne

BA MA PhD

Darren is a historian of modern Germany. His research explores the country's politics, government, and administration from 1871 to the present.

Darren M O'Byrne

Darren O’Byrne received his PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Politics and a Master’s Degree in the History of International Relations, both from University College Dublin. During his doctoral studies he was a DAAD research fellow at Berlin’s Humboldt University, and a visiting fellow at the Technical University in Berlin. Since receiving his PhD he has held a visiting fellowship at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, and taken up a position as a Research Associate and Affiliated Lecturer in Modern German History at the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics.

Darren is working on his first monograph, an interdisciplinary study of the civil service in Weimar and Nazi Germany. He is also working on different projects relating to sport and sports journalism in the interwar period.

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Image 'Barbarians under the rug' by Enej Gala

Art Exhibition: 'After News Before Bed'

24/02/2024 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'After News Before Bed' featuring work by emerging artist Enej Gala, winner of the Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate Prize.

Painting of people on a harbour in the 1820s

The Age of Revolutions in Southern Europe

27/02/2024 at 17.30

What is a revolution? What role did Southern Europe play in the history of modern politics?

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Creative Poetry Workshop

28/02/2024 at 19.00

‘Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing’, James Tate

Paper faces of all different colours.

The Place of Islamophobia within Debates on Racism

29/02/2024 at 17.30

This event is the second of three roundtables that Wolfson's REACH Research Hub will be organising over the academic year under the heading ‘Hierarchies of Racism?’ 

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