Dr Sandra Barkhof

Dr Sandra Barkhof

Subject Lead - Internationalisation

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


Associate Head of School- Subject Leader History and Art History


MSc Social Research, PhD Politics

Teaching interests

German History esp. German colonies
Japanese History
Chinese History
Communist Russia and Eastern Europe 1917-1991
Space Race

Research interests

My research centers on Germany's Pacific colonies during WW1 including the German colony of Tsingtau (China) with special focus on the German POW in Japan during the First World War. I am also researching German POW and civilian interness in Australia and New Zealnd during WW1. Research findings have been presented at the International Asian Arts and Humanities Conference in Osaka/Japan (2010), the German Historical Institute's Annual Conference in Oakland/USA (2010) and at the War and Displacement Conference in Plymouth (2011) I , at the International WW1 Conference in London (2014) and the AHRC symposium on Alternate Spaces in Plymouth (2014). I have co-edited a volume on War and Displacement in the Twentieth Century (Routledge, 2014).

Research groups

  • Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts Research (HuMPA)
  • History

Key publications are highlighted

Barkhof S 2017 'German Prisoners of War in Japan During the First World War: Letters from the Colonial Frontline' Journal of War & Culture Studies 10, (3) 253-265 , DOI PEARL
Barkhof S 2015 'Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan, by Jan Bardsley' The English Historical Review 130, (546) 1280-1282 , DOI
Barkhof S 2009 'Germany: The Long Road West, 1933-1990, vol 2' HISTORY 94, (313) 128-129 Author Site , DOI
BARKHOF S 2008 'Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830 Edited by John Styles and Amanda Vickery' History 93, (311) 429-430 , DOI
BARKHOF S 2008 'The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894–1905 By T. G. Otte' History 93, (311) 408-409 , DOI
Barkhof S 2008 'Germany: The long road west, 1789-1933, vol 1' HISTORY 93, (309) 135-136 Author Site , DOI
Barkhof S 2006 'European Identity and the European Dimension in Secondary Education' The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations 6, (5) 143-152
David M & Barkhof S 1999 'IT in the social sciences: A student's guide to the information and communications technologies' SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW 47, (3) 634-637 Author Site
2016 The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict. Routledge , DOI
Smith AK & Barkhof S 2014 Introduction: The no-man’s-land of displacement. , DOI
Smith AK & Barkhof S 2015 'War and Displacement in the Twentieth Century: Global Conflicts' in Smith AK; Barkhof S New York and London Routledge 1-277
Barkhof S 2010 'Routledge handbook of ethnic conflict' in Cordell K; Wolff S Routledge handbook of ethnic conflict Taylor & Francis US
Conference Papers
Barkhof S 2011 'The German Pacific Colonies during WW1' War and Displacement University of Plymouth 06/09/2011 07/09/2011
Barkhof S 2010 'Japanese-German relations and German Prisoners-of-War in Japan 1915-1919' German Studies Association Annual Conference Oakland, USA 07/10/2010 10/10/2010
Barkhof S 2010 '‘Germany’s Forgotten War’- German POW from Tsingtau in Japanese POW camps during WW1' Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities Osaka 18/06/2010 21/06/2010