Jones, Heather

Dr Heather Jones  


Position held

Department of International History

Associate Professor in International History

Non LSE positions held


Position held

International Society for First World War Studies

Board member

Historial de la Grande Guerre, Peronne, France

Executive Board member

Trinity College, Dublin

Associate of the Centre for War Studies

Experience keywords:

1914; 1918; prisoners of war; 1917; First World War; blockade; violence; comparative history; 1915; reprisals; 1916

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The history of the First World War; prisoner of war history; comparative cultural history; the Weimar Republic; rising and war in Ireland 1914-1923; the siege of Kut-el-Amara, 1916; prisoner reprisals 1917; the blockade of Germany 1914-1920; violence against prisoners of war in Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920.

A short film about Dr Jones' research, 'A Very Modern Action: The Spring Reprisals of 1917', can be seen on the LSE website and YouTube channel.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Britain; France; Germany; Ireland


French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]; Italian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressRadio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7724


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Jones, Heather (2014) Prisoners of war In: Winter, Jay, (ed.) The Cambridge History of the First World War: the State. Twentieth century regional history, 2. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 266-292. ISBN 9780521766531

Jones, Heather and Van Ypersele , Laurence (2014) Populations at risk: introduction to part 3 In: Winter, Jay, (ed.) The Cambridge history of the First World War. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 181-185. ISBN 9780521766845

Audoin-Rouzeau , Stéphane and Jones, Heather (2014) Armed forces: introduction In: Winter, Jay, (ed.) The Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 2. The State. Twentieth century regional history. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 147-150. ISBN 9780521766531

Jones, Heather (2014) A process of modernization? prisoner of war interrogation and human intelligence gathering in the First World War In: Andrew, Christopher and Tobia, Simona , (eds.) Interrogation in war and conflict: a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis. Studies in Intelligence. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 18-35. ISBN 9780415828031

Jones, Heather (2014) Goodbye to all that? Memory and meaning in the commemoration of the first world war Juncture, 20 (4). 287-291. ISSN 2050-5876

Jones, Heather (2014) The German empire In: Gerwarth, Robert and Manela, Erez, (eds.) Empires at War, 1911-1923. The Greater War. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 52-72. ISBN 9780198702511


Jones, Heather and Weinrich, Arndt (2013) Introduction In: Francia: Forschungen Zur Westeuropäischen Geschichte. Jan Thorbecke Verlag, Paris, France, 305-315. ISBN 9783799581332

Jones, Heather and Weinrich, Arndt (ed.) (2013) The pre-1914 period: imagined wars, future wars Francia: Forschungen Zur Westeuropäischen Geschichte, 40. 305-464. ISSN 0937-7735

Jones, Heather (2013) Discipline and punish? Forms of violent punishment in prisoner of war camps in the First World War: a comparative analysis In: Jahr, Christoph and Thiel, Jens, (eds.) Lager Vor Auschwitz: Gewalt und Integration Im 20. Jahrhundert. Metropol Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 99-116. ISBN 9783863310684

Jones, Heather (2013) Church of Ireland great war remembrance in the south of Ireland: a personal reflection In: Horne, John and Madigan, Edward, (eds.) Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution 1912-1923. Royal Irish Acadeny, Dublin, Eire, 74-82. ISBN 9781908996176

Jones, Heather (2013) As the centenary approaches: the regeneration of First World War historiography Historical Journal, 56 (3). 857-878. ISSN 0018-246X

Jones, Heather (2013) Eine technologische Revolution? Der Erste Weltkrieg und die Radikalisierung des Kriegsgefangenenlagers In: Greiner, Bettina and Kramer, Alan, (eds.) Welt Der Lager: Zur "Erfolgsgeschichte" Einer Institution. Hamburger Edition , Hamburg, Germany, 110-133. ISBN 9783868542677


Jones, Heather (2012) Propaganda, trauma and remembrance: Trinity College Library’s collection of First World War memoirs In: Vaughan, William , (ed.) The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin, 1712–2012. Four Courts Press. ISBN 9781846823770

Jones, Heather (2012) Droit international et prisonniers de guerre occidentaux lors de la Grande Guerre In: Pathé, Anne-Marie and Théofilakis, Fabien, (eds.) la Captivité De Guerre Au Xxe Siècle: des Archives, des Histoires, des Mémoires. Armand Colin/Recherches. Armand Colin, Paris, France, 48-58. ISBN 9782200286699


Jones, Heather (2011) Imperial captivities: colonial prisoners of war in Germany and the Ottoman Empire, 1914-1918 In: Das, Santanu, (ed.) Race, Empire and First World War Writing. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521509848

Jones, Heather (2011) Kriegsgefangenenlager: der moderne Staat und die Radikalisierung der Gefangenschaft im ersten Weltkrieg Mittelweg 36, 20 (4). ISSN 0941-6382

Jones, Heather (2011) Violence against prisoners of war in the First World War: Britain, France and Germany, 1914–1920 Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare, 34. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521117586

Jones, Heather (2011) Blockades In: Martel, Gordon, (ed.) The Encyclopedia of War. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781405190374


Jones, Heather (2010) Book review: the ordeal of peace: demobilization and the urban experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921 - by Adam R. Seipp English Historical Review, 125 (517). 1571-1573. ISSN 0013-8266

Jones, Heather (2010) Un tournant dans la guerre: le typhus dans les camps de prisonniers de guerre allemands en 1915 In: Horne, John, (ed.) Vers la Guerre Totale: Le Tournant De 1914-1915. Tallandier , Paris, France, 221-244. ISBN 9782847347166

Jones, Heather (2009) International or transnational?: humanitarian action during the First World War European Review of History, 16 (5). 697-713. ISSN 1350-7486


Jones, Heather (2008) A missing paradigm?: military captivity and the prisoner of war, 1914-18 Immigrants and Minorities, 26 (1 & 2). 19-48. ISSN 0261-9288

Jones, Heather and O'Brien, Jennifer and Schmidt-Supprian, Christoph (2008) Untold war In: Jones, Heather and O'Brien, Jennifer and Schmidt-Supprian, Christoph, (eds.) Untold War: New Perspectives in First World War Studies . Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1-19. ISBN 9789004166592

Jones, Heather and O'Brien, Jennifer and Schmidt-Supprian, Christoph, eds (2008) Untold war: new perspectives in First World War studies Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1-19. ISBN 9789004166592

Jones, Heather (2008) The German spring reprisals of 1917: prisoners of war and the violence of the Western Front German History, 26 (3). 335-356. ISSN 0266-3554


Jones, Heather (2007) The 1929 Geneva Convention In: Pugliese, Elizabeth and Hufford, Larry, (eds.) War Crimes and Trials: a Historical Encyclopedia From 1850 to the Present. ABC-CLIO Ltd, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781576078907


Jones, Heather (2006) The final logic of sacrifice?: violence in German prisoner of war labor companies in 1918 Historian, 68 (4). 770-792. ISSN 0018-2370


Jones, Heather (2005) Encountering the 'enemy': prisoner of war transport and the development of war cultures in 1914 In: Purseigle, Pierre, (ed.) Warfare and Belligerence: Perspectives in the First World War Studies. History of warfare (30). Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands, 133-162. ISBN 9004143521


Jones, Heather (2000) How do you assess Rapallo in the context of early German foreign policy History Studies : University of Limerick History Society Journal, 2. 84-93. ISSN 1393-7782

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In this groundbreaking new study, Heather Jones provides the first in-depth and comparative examination of violence against First World War prisoners.

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Max Weber Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence (2007);
Eda Sagarra Medal for excellence in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2007);
Research bursary from the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne (2004);
T.C.D. Gold Medal (2000);
British Council Chevening Scholarship (2000);
Trinity College Dublin Foundation Scholarship (1998)


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