Keynote Lecture: The Changing Face of War in the Twentieth Century By Professor John Horne

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  • Artist: Professor John Horne
  • Year: 2011

John Horne is Professor of Modern European History, Trinity College Dublin, and was the first Director of the Centre for War Studies, 2008-2010. He is a member of the Executive Board of the International Research Centre of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Mémorial de Verdun and the Liberty Memorial National World War One Museum in Kansas City. He is the author of several books and over seventy chapters and articles, many relating to the history of war. His edited volume, State, Society and Mobilization in Europe during the First World War (Cambridge, 1997), appeared in Chinese (Beijing Institute of Technology Press, 2008). His study (with Alan Kramer), German Atrocities, 1914. A History of Denial (Yale, 2001) was translated into German (2003) and French (2005). In 2008 he organized the Thomas Davis lectures broadcast by RTE on ‘Our War: Ireland and the Great War’ (published by the Royal Irish Academy). In 2010, he published two edited works, A Companion to World War One (Wiley-Blackwell) and Vers la guerre totale: le tournant de 1914-1915 (Paris, Tallandier). He is currently working on a history of France in the Great War. Professor Horne will consider supervision in any area of the First World War and in 20th century French history.