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Mark Jones

Ucd Research Fellow (Irish Research Council Elevate Fellowship Co-Funded By Marie Curie Actions)

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Global History Chair, Freie Universität Berlin
Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut
Koserstr. 20
Germany -14195 Berlin

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Biography

Dr. Mark Jones is one of Ireland's most successful young historians. Since 2012 he has been awarded more than EUR400,000 in major funding grants from the European Union and the Irish Research Council. His first book was  published by Cambridge University Press in 2016, a significantly amended German translation for a general audience was published by Propylaen in May 2017. Jones currently holds an Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellowship (Elevate Fellowship co-funded by Marie Curie Actions). With this fellowship, Mark spent two years at Berlin's Free University, before he returned to UCD in October 2016.

Before taking up the Elevate Fellowship Mark has been the recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships including a two-year Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship; an Irish Government Scholarship to study at the European University Institute in Florence; a Robert Gardiner Memorial Fellowship and a European Trust Bursary (both from Cambridge University); a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Short Term Visiting Fellowship; a visiting research stipend from Bielefeld University; a seed funding grant from UCD Research, and a mobility fellowship from the Royal Irish Academy. He has also declined a PhD bursary at Cambridge University; a Leibniz DAAD Postdoctoral Research Fellowship; and a PhD funding award from the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Prior to coming to UCD Mark was educated at Cambridge University, the University of Tübingen, and at Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated with a first class Moderatorship in History and Political Science placed first in his class. He completed his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence in 2011. His major research interests are in the history of Germany, the First World War, and the Global History of Revolution. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: Irish Research Council New Foundations Award
Year: 2012.
Title: Leibniz DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Fellowship
Year: 2013.
Title: UCD Seed Funding Conferences and Dissemination
Year: 2014.
Title: Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grant (RIA Mobility Grant)
Year: 2014.
Title: University College Dublin Decades of Centenaries Internal Award Scheme 2014
Year: 2012.
Title: Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012-2014
Year: 2014.
Title: ELEVATE Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellowship (co-funded by Marie Curie Actions) 2014-2017.
       

Conference Contributions

Mark Jones (2015) I convened a major international conference to investigate the global history of revolutions. [Conference (Sole) Organiser], Globalising the History of Revolutions, University College Dublin , 23-OCT-15 - 24-OCT-15.
Mark Jones (2015) Invited Speaker. [Invited Oral Presentation], The International Experience and Legacy of the Two World Wars. A Workshop in Honour of Professor John Horne, Trinity College Dublin & The Royal Irish Academy , 10-JUN-15 - 11-JUN-15.
Mark Jones (2015) Invited Research Paper. [Invited Lecture], Modern European History Research Seminar of the Free University of Berlin, Free University of Berlin , 12-MAY-15 - 12-MAY-15.
Mark Jones (2015) Invited Commentary on Paper. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Radicalisation of Anti-Semitism during the First World War. Anti-Semitic Actors and Jewish war experiences in a European comparative perspective, Technical University of Berlin , 18-MAR-15 - 20-MAR-15.
Mark Jones (2015) Invited to give commentary on the paper of Dr Laura Rowe (Exeter University). [Invited Oral Presentation], International Society for First World War Studies. 2015 Conference: Landscapes of the Great War: Imagination, Representation, Experience, Trento, Italy , 10-SEP-15 - 12-SEP-15.
Mark Jones (2014) Violence and politics in the German Revolution 1918-19. [Invited Oral Presentation], University of Göttingen (Germany) History Research Colloquium, Göttingen (Germany) , 19-JUN-14 - 19-JUN-14.
Mark Jones (2008) Cultures of killing in Europe after the First World War: The Incidents of Fiume. [Invited Oral Presentation], Paramilitary Violence after the Great War, 1918-1923: Towards a Global Perspective, University College Dublin , 05-DEC-09 - 06-DEC-08.
Mark Jones (2014) Violence and politics in the German Revolution of 1918-19. [Invited Oral Presentation], University of Freiburg (Germany), European History Research Colloquium, Freiburg (Germany) , 17-JUN-14 - 17-JUN-14.
Dr Mark Jones (2013) The false Rosa Luxemburg and other tales: violence, atrocities, and political mobilization in the German Revolution of 1918-19. [Invited Oral Presentation], Trinity College Dublin Centre for War Studies Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin , 31-OCT-13 - 31-OCT-13.
Dr Mark Jones (2013) Death in Munich: foundation violence and the Weimar Republic. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCD Centre for War Studies Seminar Series, UCD , 19-SEP-13 - 19-SEP-13.
Mark Jones (2013) Foundation Massacres and Shatterzones: Violence and the Foundation of the Weimar Republic. [Oral Presentation], Decades of Reconstruction: Postwar Societies, Economies, and International Relations, from the 18th to the 20th Century, University of Toronto , 03-MAY-13 - 04-MAY-13.
Mark Jones (2013) Violence and the German Revolution of 1918-19. [Oral Presentation], In search of revolution 1916-1923: Germany and its European context, Cologne , 21-MAR-13 - 23-MAR-13.
Mark Jones (2012) The Energy of Violence and the brutalization of politics: Fatal violence in Germany and Italy after the First World War. [Oral Presentation], Political Violence in Interwar Europe, 19-21 September 2012, Cardiff University , 19-SEP-11 - 21-SEP-12.
Mark Jones (2011) The energy of violence and the brutalization of politics. [Invited Oral Presentation], The brutalization thesis revisited: Demobilization and Remobilization after the Great War, University College Dublin , 24-SEP-11 - 24-SEP-11.
Mark Jones (2011) Violence and Politics in the German Revolution 1918-19. [Invited Oral Presentation], European University Institute and Communities of Violence Research Group, Giessen University (Germany) Joint Workshop: Communities and practices of violence in Europe, Florence , 30-MAY-11 - 31-MAY-11.
Mark Jones (2011) Killing in the name of order. Violence and fear in the German revolution 1918/19. [Invited Oral Presentation], Bielefeld University Social History Colloquium, Bielefeld University (Germany) , 20-MAY-11 - 20-MAY-11.
Mark Jones (2009) Military violence against the ¿mob. The learning curve of the German army from the November Revolution to the Munich Soviet. [Invited Oral Presentation], European University Institute Workshop: Global Histories of Violence, Florence , 16-NOV-09 - 17-NOV-09.
Mark Jones (2009) Political Killing in Germany after the First World War. [Invited Oral Presentation], National University of Ireland, Galway, Research Seminar, Galway , 02-DEC-09 - 02-DEC-09.
Mark Jones (2009) Political killing in Germany after the First World War: The construction of the Menge. [Invited Oral Presentation], European University Institute Research Seminar: Political Violence in 19th and 20th Europe, Florence , 04-FEB-09 - 04-FEB-09.
Mark Jones (2009) International Workshop. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Global Histories of Violence?, Florence , 16-NOV-09 - 17-NOV-09.
Mark Jones (2009) From Skagerrak to the Organization Consul. War culture and the Imperial German Navy 1914-1922. [Oral Presentation], Biennial Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies, Imperial War Museum, London: Other Combatants, Other Fronts: Competing Histories of the First World War, London , 10-SEP-09 - 12-SEP-09.
Mark Jones (2009) Cultures of killing in Europe after the First World War: The Incidents of Fiume, July 1919. [Oral Presentation], The Association for the Study of Modern Italy: Annual Postgraduate Conference, Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh, Edinburgh , 03-JUL-09 - 03-JUL-09.
Mark Jones (2009) Migration and Movement in European History. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 3rd Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH), Florence , 29-APR-09 - 30-APR-09.
Mark Jones (2009) Freikorps and civilian crowds: The Schloss and Marstall Myth-Complex. [Oral Presentation], German Historical Institute, London: Annual Postgraduate Conference, London , 15-JAN-09 - 17-JAN-09.
Mark Jones (2008) Cultures of violence in Europe after the First World War: The case of anti-French riots in Fiume, 2-6 July 1919. [Invited Oral Presentation], European University Institute and Graduate School in Transnational Media Events, University of Giessen (Germany) Joint Conference: New Political History in a transnational perspective, Florence , 15-FEB-08 - 16-FEB-08.
Mark Jones (2008) The humiliation of the fleet and the Organisation Consul. [Invited Oral Presentation], European University Institute Workshop: Language, culture and political violence, Florence , 17-MAY-08 - 17-MAY-08.
Mark Jones (2008) In defence of historical periods?. [Oral Presentation], Berlin School of Comparative History Conference: Ruptures and Continuities in Modern European History. Periodisations in History, Historiography and the History of Historiography, Berlin , 24-APR-08 - 27-APR-08.
Mark Jones (2008) Held at the European University Institute 17 May 2008. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Workshop: Language, culture and political violence, Florence , 17-MAY-08 - 17-MAY-08.
Mark Jones (2008) German and Italian agents of violence in the post-war period, 1918-1923. [Oral Presentation], German Historical Institute, London: Annual Postgraduate Conference, London , 10-JAN-08 - 12-JAN-08.
Mark Jones (2007) Micro-history entangled. The case of Elsa Morstatt. [Invited Oral Presentation], European University Institute Workshop: History and Social Sciences: the Perspective of Microprocesses, Florence , 11-DEC-07 - 11-DEC-07.
Mark Jones (2007) Post-war remobilization in Germany, 1919-1923. [Invited Oral Presentation], European University Institute Workshop: Political Violence in Western Europe during the First Half of the XXth Century, Florence , 01-DEC-07 - 01-DEC-07.
Mark Jones (2007) The memory of colonial war in the Weimar Republic. [Oral Presentation], University of Cambridge Postgraduate Conference: Crossing German borders: New approaches to German transnational relations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Cambridge , 11-SEP-07 - 12-SEP-07.
     

Languages

German:
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Spanish:
 

Outreach Activities

27 Jan. 2914: I was a panel member on the Irish National Radio programme 'Talking History' on Newstalk FM. This hour long programme was on the subject of the First Battle of Ypres, one of the opening battles of the First World War. Other panel members included Professors John Horne and Alan Kramer (both TCD). It is available for download here: http://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/Talking_History/Highlights_from_Talking_History/92326/
10 Nov. 2014: I was a panel member on the Irish National Radio programme 'Talking History' on Newstalk FM. Other panel members in this hour long programme included Professor Michael Epkenhans (Potsdam), recognised as Germany's most influential military historian, and Professor Sir Hew Strachen, former Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford. 
19 Jan. 2015: I was interviewed for the Newstalk FM programme Talking History on the subject of Erwin Rommel.
Autumn 2015: I provided historical advice to the Irish Embassy in Berlin on the subject of Commemorative Events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Germany. 
   

Publications

Books

Mark William Jones (2016) Founding Weimar. Violence and the German Revolution of 1918-19. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Mark Jones (2017) Am Anfang war Gewalt. Die deutsche Revolution 1918/19 und der Beginn der Weimarer Republik translated by Karl Heinz Siber. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. [Details]
Mark Jones (2017) Am Anfang War Gewalt. Die deutsche Revolution 1918/19 und der Beginn der Weimarer Republik translated by Karl Heinz Siber. Berlin: Propyläen. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Mark Jones (2017) 'Violent Reconstruction as Shatterzones: The German Revolution of 1918-19 and the Foundation of the Weimar Republic' In: Ute Planert & James Retallack (eds). Decades of Reconstruction: Postwar Societies, State-Building, and International Relations, from the Seven Years' War to the Cold War. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
Mark Jones (2015) 'Political Violence in Italy and Germany after the First World War' In: Chris Millington and Kevin Passmore (eds). Political Violence and Democracy in Western Europe, 1918 - 1945. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]
Mark Jones (2015) 'The Crowd in the German November Revolution' In: Klaus Weinhauer, Anthony McElligott and Kirsten Heinsohn (eds). Germany 1916 - 1923. A Revolution in Content. Bielefeld (Germany): Transcript. [Details]
Mark Jones (2013) 'Graf von Spee's Untergang and the corporate identity of the Imperial German Navy' In: Duncan Redford (eds). Maritime History and Identity: the Sea and Culture in the Modern World. London: IB Tauris. [Details]
Mark Jones (2011) 'From Skagerrak to the Organization Consul. War culture and the Imperial German Navy 1914-1922' In: Laura Rowe, Alisa Miller, James Kitchen (eds). Other Combatants, Other Fronts: Competing Histories of the First World War. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Mark Jones (2008) 'From Caporetto to Garibaldiland: Interventionist war culture as a culture of defeat'. European Review of History, 15 (6):659-674. [Details]

Other Journals

Mark Jones (2016) '¿Alemania 1918-19: la revolución de la violencia,¿' Pasado y Memoria. Revista de Historia Contemporánea 15 :43-72. Available Online [Details]
           

Encyclopedia Entry

Mark Jones (2016) Kiel Mutiny. Berlin: Encyclopedia Entry Available Online [Details]
Mark Jones (2016) Karl Liebknecht. Encyclopedia Entry Available Online [Details]
Mark Jones (2016) Otto Eduard Weddigen. Encyclopedia Entry Available Online [Details]
           

Website article

Mark Jones (2017) Bei der Gewalt im Terrorismus handelt es sich um eine Form politischer Kommunikation. Mark Jones über den Mord an Walther Rathenau. Berlin: Website article Available Online [Details]
Mark Jones (2017) Blutweihnachten 1918. Warum wir die damalige Angst heute besser denn je nachvollziehen können. Munich, Germany: Website article Available Online [Details]

Newspaper Articles

Mark Jones (2017) Es waren ganz einfach keine Soldaten mehr in Reserve. Eine Erwiderung auf Gerd Krumeich. Frankfurt: Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
                 

Translation

Mark Jones. Translation of Gerd Krumeich, The War Imagined: 1890-1914 (2010) A Companion to World War I edited by John Horne, [Blackwell Companions to World History] (Wiley-Blackwell) 2010, 3-18. Translation [Details]
Mark Jones. Translation of Gerhard Hirschfeld, Germany (2010) in A Companion to World War I edited by John Horne, [Blackwell Companions to World History] Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, 432-446. Translation [Details]
Mark Jones. Translation of Frank Bösch and Norman Domeier, Cultural history of politics: concepts and debates. (2008) European Review of History. Revue européenne d'Histoire, 15: 6 (2008) 577-586. Translation [Details]
 

Book Reviews

Mark Jones (2017) Review of Steffen Kailitz (Hg.), Nach dem ¿Großen Krieg¿. Vom Triumph zum Desaster der Demokratie 1918/19 bis 1939 (Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017). Oxford: Book Reviews [Details]
Mark Jones (2016) Review of Julian Aulke, Räume der Revolution. Kulturelle Verräumlichung in Politisierungsprozessen während der Revolution 1918¿20 (Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2015). Oxford: Book Reviews [Details]
Mark JOnes (2016) Review of Christian Twardowski, Weiblichkeit unter der Gewalt des bayerischen Sowjets. Verstöße gegen die Sittlichkeit als Mittel der Stigmatisierung der Linksextremen im Bayern des Frühjahrs 1919, (Hamburg, Verlag Dr. Kovač, 2011). Germany: Book Reviews Available Online [Details]
Mark Jones (2015) Review of Review of Micah Alpaugh, Non-Violence and the French Revolution. Political Demonstrations in Paris, 1787-1795 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014). Book Reviews [Details]
Mark Jones (2015) Review of Jeff Bowersox. Raising Germans in the Age of Empire. Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013). Book Reviews [Details]
Dr Mark Jones (2013) Review of Matthew S. Seligmann, The Royal Navy and the German Threat 1901¿1914. Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012. Berlin: Book Reviews Available Online [Details]
Mark Jones. Review of Jonathan Marwil, Visiting Modern War in Risorgimento Italy, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 (2012) Modern Italy, Journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy, 17:3 (2012), 404-406. Book Reviews [Details]
Mark Jones. Review of Corey Ross, Media and the making of Modern Germany, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008 (2010) European Review of History. Revue européenne d'Histoire, 17: 6, (2010), 913-14. Book Reviews [Details]
Mark Jones. Review of Suzanne Stewart Steinberg, The Pinocchio Effect. On making Italians (1860-1920), Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press, 2008. (2009) Modern Italy, Journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy, 14: 3 (2009), 359-361. Book Reviews [Details]
Mark Jones. Review of John Gooch, Mussolini and his Generals, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007. (2009) Modern Italy, Journal of the Association for the Study of Modern Italy, 14: 2 (2009), 243-245. Book Reviews [Details]
Mark Jones. Review of Jan Rüger, The Great Naval Game. Britain and Germany in the Age of Empire, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007 (2009) Werkstatt Geschichte, 51 (2009), 105-106 (In German). Book Reviews [Details]
Martin Blinkhorn, Mussolini and Fascist Italy, Oxon, Routledge, 2006 (2008) European Review of History. Revue européenne d'Histoire, 15: 1. Book Reviews [Details]
Mark Jones. Review of Jeffrey R. Smith, A People¿s War, Germany¿s Political Revolution, 1913-1918, Lanham, University Press of America, 2007 (2008) European Review of History. Revue européenne d'Histoire, Vol. 15 No.1, (Feb 2008). Book Reviews [Details]
                                             

Review Articles

Mark Jones (2018) New approaches to the global history of revolutions. Hawai'i: Review Articles [Details]
Mark Jones (2017) Review of Mark Hewitson, Absolute War. Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792 - 1820 (Oxford, OUP, 2017), The People's War. Histories of Violence in the German Lands, 1820 - 1888 (Oxford, OUP, 2017). London: Review Articles [Details]
                                   

Research

Research Interests

My main  research interests lie in the fields of modern German history, the First World War, Italian Fascism, the history of revolutions. I am especially interested in the development of transnational and comparative approaches to the study of the past. 

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Globalizing early twentieth century Revolutionary History [GlobalRev]
Start Date / End Date : 20-OCT-14 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Globalizing early twentieth Century Revolutionary History Conference and Book (GlobalRev)
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-15 / 30-NOV-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Violence and German Politics, 1904-1920. Dr Mark Jones, Irish Research Council Fellow, Centre for War Studies, School of History and Archives.
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
   

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

http://www.ucd.ie/warstudies/

External Collaborators

During the outgoing phase of my IRC Elevate (Marie Curie) Fellowship I am based in the Global History section of the Department of History and Cultural Studies at the Free University of Berlin

http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/fmi/mitglieder/Professorinnen_und_Professoren/conrad.html


I am a section editor with responsibility for Germany on the 14-18 online project: http://www.1914-1918-online.net/
This peer reviewed reference work is aimed for both the international community of historians of the First World War, as well as to the international public interested in the conflict. The encyclopedia has received more than ¿1.5 million from the German Research Foundation, the Free University of Berlin and other German research foundations including the Max-Weber Stiftung. It is managed by the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut and the Center for Digital Systems at the Free University of Berlin (in cooperation with the Bavarian State Library). I was invited to join the editorial board by the encylopedia's general editors Ute Daniel (Braunschweig), Peter Gatrell (Manchester), Oliver Janz (Berlin), Heather Jones (LSE), Jennifer Keene (Chapman), Alan Kramer (TCD), and Bill Nasson (Stellenbosch).