Dr. Mark Jones is one of Ireland’s most successful young historians. Since 2012 he has been awarded more than €330,000 research funding, including major awards from the Irish Research Council and the European Union. His first book has been accepted for publication with Cambridge University Press. Mark currently holds an Irish Research Council International Career Development Fellowship (IRC Elevate Fellowship co-funded by Marie Curie Actions). From October 2014 until September 2016 Mark will hold this fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin, before he returns to UCD for the academic year 2016-17.
Since completing his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence in 2011, Mark's research has focused upon the relationship between violence and the language of politics in Germany during the first two decades of the twentieth century - an extension of his doctoral work on the German Revolution of 1918-19. In Berlin, Mark will continue this ongoing work, as he sets out to provide a new account of German politics during the first two decades of the twentieth century.
Mark was educated at Cambridge University, the University of Tübingen, and at Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in History and Political Science placed first in his class.