Biography

Mark is a Lecturer in the Humanities in the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities. Mark has also worked as an Associate Tutor in the School of History and was a part-time Lecturer in History at the University of Winchester.

Mark obtained his PhD from the University of Winchester in 2014 (Using Lies: Holocaust Denial and the British Far Right 1942-2001). He has a BA in History and an MA in Modern History from the University of East Anglia.

All Publications

Hobbs, M.

(2017)

‘The Men who Rewrite History’: Holocaust Denial and the British Far Right from 1967,

in 'Tomorrow Belongs to Us': The British Far Right Since 1967.

Routledge

pp. 9-26

ISBN 9781138675179, 9781138675162

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Hobbs, M.

(2017)

Alexander Ratcliffe: British holocaust denial in embryo,

in Holocaust and Genocide Denial: A Contextual Perspective.

Taylor and Francis Inc.

pp. 9-20

ISBN 9781138672734

Full Text UEA Repository

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(Published)


Hobbs, M.

(2015)

Writing ‘History’ for Hitler: Holocaust Denial since 1945,

in The Routledge History of Genocide .

Routledge

pp. 196-206

ISBN 9780415529969

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Mark’s research interests include Holocaust and genocide denial, collective memories of genocide, memorial and commemoration of the Holocaust, and representation of Nazism and Hitler in popular culture.

 

Publications: 

‘“The Men Who Rewrite History”: Holocaust Denial in the British Far Right from 1967’ in N. Copsey and M. Worley (eds) Tomorrow Belongs to Us: The Far Right since 1967 (London, Routledge: 2018).

‘Alexander Ratcliffe: British Holocaust Denial in Embryo’ in P. Behren and O. Jensen (eds), Holocaust and Genocide Denial: A Contextual Perspective (London, Routledge: 2017).

‘Review: C. Sharples and O. Jensen, Britain and the Holocaust: Remembering and Representing War and Genocide (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan: 2013)’ in Immigrants and Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora (Volume 34, Issue 1, 2016), 92-94. 

‘Writing “History” for Hitler: Holocaust Denial Since 1945’ in C. Carmichael (ed.), The Routledge History of Genocide (London, Routledge: 2015), 196-206.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem


Conference Papers:

July 2017 -  ‘Trying to Destroy Memory: Representing the Holocaust in Far Right Political Fiction’ presented at ‘Testimony, Memory and Reading Trauma in Representations of The Holocaust’ Symposium, University of East Anglia, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

July 2016 - ‘Always Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Denial in Far Right Memory’ presented at ‘The Presence of the Holocaust in Society, Politics and Culture, c.1970 – 2015’ University College London, BAHS conference, London, United Kingdom.

February 2016 - ‘Battles for Trafalgar Square: Fascism and Anti-Fascism’ presented at ‘Before ’68: The Left, Activism & Social Movements in the Long 1960s’ The University of East Anglia, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

September 2015 - ‘Defending the Indefensible: Far-Right Politics and the Holocaust Perpetrator’ presented at ‘Encountering Perpetrators of Mass Violence, Political Violence and Genocide’ University of Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

October 2014 - ‘Hitler’s British Heirs: The Holocaust and Far Right Ideology’ presented at ‘British Modern History Seminar’ University of East Anglia, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

November 2013 - ‘Using Lies: Holocaust Denial and the British Far Right’ presented at ‘Modern History Lecture Series’ University of Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

July 2013 - ‘Challenging and the Challenge of Holocaust Denial: Past, Present and Future’ presented at the ‘Future of Holocaust Studies’ University of Southampton, BAHS conference, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

April 2012 - ‘Destroying Memory: The Attack on Holocaust Conscience and Memory in Britain 1942-2011’ presented at the ‘Second International Graduates Conference for Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States of America.

June 2011 - ‘Hiding in the gaps: Holocaust Historiography, Holocaust denial and David Irving’ presented at ‘Modern History Lecture Series’ University of Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

September 2010 - ‘Holocaust Denial A Historical Perspective: Alexander Ratcliffe: British Holocaust Denial in Embryo.’ presented at ‘A Contextual View of Holocaust and Genocide Denial.’ University of Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

Public Engagement:

February 2017 - 'Always Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Denial in Britain since 1942-2000' The Historical Association: Essex Branch, Essex, United Kingdom.

November 2015 - ‘Hitler’s British “Historians”: Holocaust Denial in Britain Since 1942’ presented at The Historical Association: Norfolk and Norwich Branch, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

Outreach:

Mark is also interested and active in outreach and widening participation. He delivers interactive academic workshops to sixth form and international students.

July 2017 - Workshop: ‘LOL Hitler: Comedy Ethics and History’ delivered at UEA Sixth Form Conference.

August 2016 – Workshop: ‘“Доверяй, нопроверяй” ? History and National Identity’ delivered to students from St. Benedict School, St Petersburg, Russia at UEA.

August 2016 – Workshop: ‘‘Our finest hour’? Britain and the Second World War’ delivered to students from the Osaka Summer Schools Programme, Osaka, Japan at UEA.

July 2016 - Workshop and Field Trip: ‘Sharing Histories: Lives Lived Past and Present’ delivered to students from Ocean University, Shandong, China.

July 2016 – Workshop: ‘Night in with the Nazis’ delivered at UEA Sixth Form Conference.

July 2015 – Lecture: ‘Nazi Germany and the Final Solution’ delivered to sixth form students at Wymondham college, Norwich, Norfolk.

July 2014 – Workshop: ‘History and Heritage: Commemoration of the First World War’ delivered at UEA Residential Summer School.

July 2014 – Lecture: ‘“To Learn from the Mistakes of the Past: Studying History and Contemporary Society’ delivered at UEA Residential Summer School.

Professional Activities

Mark conducts peer reviews for the Journal of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Mark is the Disability Liaison Officer in the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities