Robert Gerwarth is Professor of Modern History at UCD and Director of the Centre for War Studies. After studying history and political science in Berlin, he completed his DPhil and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford University. Prof. Gerwarth has also held research fellowships or visiting professorships at Harvard University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Sciences Po Paris. In 2013-14 he was a Humboldt Senior Research Fellow at the Herder Institute and a Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute.
For his work on political violence in the twentieth century, he has received major research grants from the European Research Council (ERC), the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Irish Research Council (IRC). He is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Young Academy of Europe, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Professor Gerwarth is the author of The Bismarck Myth (Oxford UP, 2005), a biography of Reinhard Heydrich (Yale UP, 2011) and several articles in leading international journals such as Past & Present, The Journal of Modern History, Geschichte & Gesellschaft, and Vingtième Siècle. He has also published ten edited collections, including, most recently, War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War (Oxford UP 2012, with John Horne) and Empires at War, 1911-23 (Oxford UP, 2014, with Erez Manela). His work has been published in more than twenty languages.
Professor Gerwarth is also the general editor of a new OUP book series, The Greater War, due to be published during the centenary of the First World War.
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