Prof. Robert Gerwarth is the PI of the CivilWars project and the Director of the UCD Centre for War Studies. He has worked in UCD since 2007 after studying in Berlin (MA) and Oxford (DPhil).

For his work on political violence in the twentieth century, he has received major research grants from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant 2009-2014; ERC Advanced Grant 2022-2027), the Guggenheim Foundation, the Irish Research Council (IRC), and the Gerda-Henkel Foundation. He is an elected Member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Academia Europaea.

Professor Gerwarth is the author of The Bismarck Myth (Oxford UP, 2005) and a biography of Reinhard Heydrich (Yale UP, 2011). His third monograph, The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End was published by Penguin (UK) and FSG (US) in the autumn of 2016. His fourth monograph, November 1918: The German Revolution was published by Oxford University Press. He has authored 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 translated into some thirty languages.

Professor Gerwarth is the general editor of an OUP book series, The Greater War, and with Jay Winter, of CUP’s Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare series. He is also the general editor of a new CUP “Elements” series on modern wars.

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