Robert Gerwarth (Director)

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Robert Gerwarth is Professor of Modern History at UCD and Director of the Centre for War Studies. Having studied at Berlin's Humboldt Universität, he completed his DPhil and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford University. Prof. Gerwarth has also held fellowships at Harvard University, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam) and the European University Institute in Florence. For his work on political violence in the twentieth century, he has received major research grants from the European Research Council (ERC), the British Academy, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the Dutch NWO. In 2012, he was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Prof. Gerwarth is the author of The Bismarck Myth (Oxford UP, 2005) and a biography of Reinhard Heydrich (Yale UP, 2011) and has published widely in international journals such as The Journal of Modern History, Past & Present, Geschichte & Gesellschaft, and Vingtième Siècle.  He is the editor of eight books, including, most recently, Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europe (Cambridge, 2011, with D. Bloxham), and War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War (Oxford 2012, with John Horne). He is also the general editor of a new OUP monograph series, The Greater War, due to be published during the centenary of the First World War.

Contact:
Email: robert.gerwarth@ucd.ie
Phone: +353 1 (0) 716 8379

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