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Martin Kitchen (December 21, 1936, Nottingham, England) is a British-Canadian historian, who has specialized in modern European history, with an emphasis on Germany. He is internationally regarded as a key author for the study of contemporary history.[1]

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Personal details
Born (1936-12-21) December 21, 1936 (age 81)
Nottingham, England
Nationality British-Canadian
Residence Burnaby, Canada
Alma mater University of London
Occupation Professor of European History

Kitchen was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London.

Now Professor Emeritus of history at Simon Fraser University, Kitchen started teaching in 1966. He also taught at the Cambridge Group for Population Studies (Cambridge University).[1]

Throughout his career, Kitchen has served in several editorial boards such as the International History Review, the Canadian Journal of History / Annales canadiennes d'histoire and International Affairs. Kitchen's work has been translated into French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean and Chinese.


Fellowships and awardsEdit

Kitchen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Historical Society. In 1978, he was awarded the Moncado Prize of The Society for Military History. In 1983-84, he received the Simon Fraser University Research Professor award.



  1. ^ a b c "Kitchen, Martin (Professor Emeritus)". Department of History - Simon Fraser University. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 

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