Professor Robert Gildea

Professor of Modern History; Fellow of Worcester College


Professor Gildea's interests are in French and European history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has written on the impact of the German occupation in France and Europe during the Second World War and is currently working on French and European Resistance. He recently directed an international collaborative research project on 1968 in Europe based on the collection and analysis of oral testimony.


  • 1968 in Europe
  • Europe during the Second World War
  • France under the German occupation
  • France since 1789
  • Collective memory and political culture
  • Writing contemporary history

Media experience

Professor Gildea has experience of working with the media.


English, French