Jay Winter

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Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University.

Jay M. Winter, recently appointed the Charles J. Stille Professor of History, is a specialist on World War I and its impact on the 20th century.

His other interests include remembrances of war in the 20th century, such as memorial and mourning sites, European population decline, the causes and institution of war, British popular culture in the World War I era and the Armenian genocide of 1915.

Winter is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including Socialism and the Challenge of War, Ideas and Politics in Britain, 1912-18, The Great War and the British People, The Fear of Population Decline, The Experience of World War I, Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History, 1914-1918: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century and his most recent, The Generation of Memory.

He has edited or co-edited 13 books and contributed more than 40 book chapters to edited volumes. Works in preparation include the second volume of "Capital Cities at War: Paris, London, Berlin 1914-1919. The Cultural History of Nostalgic Modernity" and "Visions and Violence: An Alternative History of the 20th Century." He has also written a number of book introductions, forewords and translations.

The historian was co-producer, co-writer and chief historian for the PBS series "The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century," which won an Emmy Award in 1997.

Winter earned BA from Columbia University and his PhD and DLitt from Cambridge University. He taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Warwick and the University of Cambridge before joining the faculty of Columbia University in 2000 and then the Yale faculty one year later. At Yale, his courses include seminars on modern British and comparative modern European history.

Winter has presented named lectures at Dartmouth College, Union University, Indiana University and the Leo Baeck Institute in New York. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.