Prof. Dr. Frank-Lothar Kroll is Professor of 19th and 20th Century European History at the TU Chemnitz. He was born in Aachen on 17 December 1959.
Kroll studied history, art history, German language and literature, philosophy and religious studies in Bonn and Cologne, where he received his doctorate in 1987. In 1995 he habilitated at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1995 he held representative professorships at the universities of Erlangen and Dresden. From 2000 to 2004, he held the representative professorship in European History of the 19th and 20th Centuries at the TU Chemnitz, which he took over in 2004. Since 2006, he has also been Chairman of the Prussian Historical Commission and since 2011, he has been the first Chairman of the Prince Albert Society.
Kroll's main research interests are Prussian history, history of the Third Reich, history of ideas of the 19th and 20th centuries, and European history of the 19th and 20th centuries (with a focus on England, Russia and Spain). In particular, he is concerned with the historical-political problems and cultural perspectives between Russia and Europe. At the MCC, he will lecture on "The Third Reich. Germany and Europe 1933-1945" and hold a seminar on "Russia and Europe".
MCC Visiting Fellow: February - May 2023