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T.g. Otte


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External Activities

  • Trustee of the Foreign Office Historical Collection.
  • Fellow of the International History Institute, Boston University, USA.
  • Member of the national executive committee of the British International History Group (BIHG)


Modern war and conflict, military intervention and diplomacy (including contemporary affairs); 16th to 20th century diplomatic history; 19th century British and European history.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

I am primarily interested in the history of Great Power relations from the 16th to the 20th centuries.


Professor Thomas Otte teaches Diplomatic, International and Military History.

He is the author or editor of some fifteen books, including, most recently, the award-winning July Crisis: How the World Descended into War, Summer 1914 (CUP, 2014); he has also has published numerous essays in edited collections and articles in leading journals, including the English Historical Review, Historical Journal, and History.

Prof. Otte has been an adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He is a trustee of the Foreign Office Historical Collection, and is a member of the national executive committee of the British International History Group (BIHG) (


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions