THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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Heather Jones

Heather Jones is Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where she was a foundation scholar and St John's College, Cambridge. A former Government of Ireland Research Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences, she completed her Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin, on wartime violence against prisoners of war during the Great War. Dr Jones is a former IRCHSS Lecturer in European History at Trinity College, Dublin and has held a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne. Her monograph Violence Against Prisoners of War in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920 was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

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