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John Horne

John Horne is emeritus Fellow and former Professor of Modern European History at Trinity College Dublin (until 2015), where he was also founder of the Centre for War Studies (2008-2016). He has been a Member of the Royal Irish Academy since 2004. In 2012-13 he was a Fellow of the FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study) and in 2015-16 was the Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. He is a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the Faculty of History, Oxford University, 2016-18. He has written extensively on modern France and the trans-national history of the Great War, including most recently (ed.) A Companion to World War One (Oxford, Blackwell-Wiley, 2010); (ed.) Vers la guerre totale: le tournant de 1914-1915 (Paris, Tallandier, 2010); and with Robert Gerwarth, War in Peace: Paramilitary Violence in Europe after the Great War (Oxford University Press, 2012). Since 2008, he has also worked on Ireland and the Great War. He organized the Thomas Davis radio lectures for RTE, published as Our War: Ireland and the Great War (Royal Irish Academy, 2008), and published (with Edward Madigan), Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution, 1912-1923 (Royal Irish Academy, 2013). He is currently working on a history of France in the Great War.

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