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Dr

Mark Jones

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of History
01 716 8271
University College Dublin, School of History, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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BIO

Mark Jones is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Global History at University College Dublin. A specialist in the history of political violence, war, and revolution, he is best known for his books Founding Weimar. Violence and the German Revolution of 1918-19 (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Am Anfang war Gewalt (Propyläen, first edition 2017, 3rd edition 2018, also available in the book-publication series of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education). Mark is the director (PI) of a major 4 year Irish Research Council funded project ‘Revolutions in the Age of Acceleration’ (Irish Research Council Starting Laureate 2018). Mark is interested in supervising and mentoring PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers with interests in global approaches to the history of revolution and counter-revolution in the early twentieth century, as well as those with interests in the history of war and political violence in Europe, especially Germany, between 1914 and 1945. A regular public speaker, Mark’s media credits include Deutschlandradio, Radio-Berlin-Brandenburg, BBC Radio 4, Newstalk FM as well the popular podcast ‘Second Captains.’ He has also published articles and opinion pieces in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Focus-Online, Zeit-Geschichte, and the Irish Independent. Listen & Watch to Mark’s contributions: BBC Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’ on Rosa Luxemburg https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08lfc77 Deutschlandfunk (in German): 1919 as a turning point in German histories of violence: https://www.deutschlandfunk.de/graeueltaten-in-der-weimarer-republik-1919-war-ein.694.de.html?dram:article_id=386135 RBB Television: Gustav Noske ‘Villian or Hero?’: https://www.rbb-online.de/erlebnisgeschichte/archiv/20180515_2100/noske.html

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN APPOINTMENTS

  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Global History
    University College Dublin, School of History, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2018

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Junior Professor for the History of Violence in Modern Europe (W1)
    Ruhr Universität Bochum, Historical Institute, Bochum, Germany1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
  • Research Fellow (IRC Marie Curie Elevate Fellowship Reintegration Phase_
    University College Dublin, School of History, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2018
  • Research Fellow (IRC Marie Curie Elevate Fellowship Outgoing Phase)
    Free University of Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies (Global History Department) Friedrich Meinecke Institute, Berlin, Germany1 Oct 2014 - 30 Sep 2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (IRC Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship)
    University College Dublin, School of History, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2012 - 30 Sep 2014

DEGREES

  • BA (Hons)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • MPhil
    University of Cambridge
  • MRes
    European University Institute Florence
  • PhD
    European University Institute Florence

LANGUAGES

  • German
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Italian
    Can read, speak and understand
  • French
    Can read and understand
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read and understand