Dr Richard Millington

Lecturer in German

Richard started working in the department in 2012 as a Visiting Lecturer, before joining as Lecturer in German in 2014. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Liverpool, where he also worked as a University Teacher. Richard also works as a Foreign News Editor for an international media company in Liverpool.


BA (French and German), MA (Modern Languages), PhD (German), University of Liverpool


Richard teaches on modules across the undergraduate German courses. His teaching interests include contemporary German society and politics, and the Cold War in Germany.


Richard's doctoral thesis focussed on East German citizens' experiences and memories of the uprising of 17 June 1953, concluding on the nature of citizens' interaction with state power in East Germany. He has more general research interests in crime in East Germany, everyday life in dictatorships, oral history and memory studies.

Published work


 State, Society and the Uprising of 17 June 1953 in the GDR (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2014)

 Journal articles

 ‘The Limits of Control: The “Public Discourse” about the Uprising of 17 June 1953 in Novels and Films in the German Democratic Republic’, German History 31 (2013), 42-60.

 Book chapters

 ‘Remembering the uprising of 17 June 1953’, in 20 Years On: Remembering the German Democratic Republic, ed. by David Clarke and Ute Wölfel (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 157-169.