Dr Andrew Tompkins is a Lecturer in Modern European History whose research focuses on transnational interactions within Europe’s Cold War blocs. His first monograph, entitled Better Active than Radioactive! Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany, examined transnational networks of protest against nuclear energy.
Andrew’s current work is a comparative project about everyday life along Germany’s post-1945 borders with France and Poland, specifically examining how residents along the Rhine and Oder rivers put national borders to use in their own lives.
Andrew previously worked as a Stipendiary Lecturer in History at the Balliol College, University of Oxford and as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Nuclear energy during the Cold War
Post-1945 European borders
Protest movements during the Cold War
Better Active than Radioactive! Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany, Oxford University Press (2016).
‘Grassroots Transnationalism(s): Franco-German Opposition to Nuclear Energy in the 1970s’, Contemporary European History, 25, 1 (2016).
‘Transnationality as a Liability? The Anti-Nuclear Movement at Malville’, Revue Belge de Philologie ei d ’Histoire / Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis, 89, 3–4 (2010), 1365–79.