Dr Richard Millington

Programme Leader German / 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.

Qualifications

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

Teaching

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

Research

Richard's current research investigates crime and criminality in East Germany. His doctoral research focused on East German citizens' experiences and memories of the uprising of 17 June 1953 in East Germany. Richard has more general research interests in everyday life in dictatorships, oral history and memory studies.

Richard runs the Twitter account 'EastGermanyOnline' (@DDROnline) and has recently created a Twitter project (@17juni1953live) to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the uprising of 17 June 1953 in 2018. More information on this can be found at www.17juni1953live.wordpress.com

Published work

Monographs

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

Journal articles

‘"Crime has no chance": The Discourse of Everyday Criminality in the Neue Berliner Illustrierte, 1961-1989', Central European History 50.1 (2017), 59-85.

 ‘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.

Magazine Articles

'The Uprising of 17 June 1953 in East Germany', History Today (June, 2018).

'The Fall of the Berlin Wall', History Today, (November, 2014).

Media
8000ft Media, 'Ostalgie - East German Nostalgia - An Analysis by Dr Richard Millington', https://www.facebook.com/8000ftmedia/

Cold War Conversations Podcast, 'Episode 6 – The 1953 East German Uprising with Dr Richard Millington', https://coldwarconversations.wordpress.com/the-1953-east-german-uprising-with-dr-richard-millington/