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Dr Jones

Dr Rhys Jones

Research Fellow in History

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Personal Biography

Rhys Jones received his BA, MPhil and PhD in History at the University of Cambridge. His current research examines  perceptions of temporality and historicity during the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, and the ways in which these were transformed by the experience of revolution. He has previously researched the sonic resonances of revolutionary rhetoric in the music of Beethoven, focusing in particular upon the relationship between musical receptivity and radical political participation in Vienna.

Selected Publications


Journal Articles:

'1816 and the resumption of "ordinary history,"' The Journal of Modern European History (January, 2016).

'Beethoven and the sound of revolution in Vienna, 1792-1814' The Historical Journal (December, 2014).


Book Chapters:

'"L'insouciance sur l'avenir": Urgency, Decadence, Decay under the French ancien régime, 1775-1789,' in William O'Reilly, ed., Decline, Decay, Decadence (Budapest, CEU, 2018).

'Turning back the clock? The politics of time in Restoration Europe, 1815-1830,' in Michael Broers, Ambrogio Caiani, eds., Restoration Europe (2 vols., New York, IB Tauris, 2018).



Superfast Politics, BBC Radio 4 (8 December, 2017): available on iPlayer.

'Le Pen's impatience,' London Review of Books (March, 2017).

'Welcome to the era of superfast politics,' The Spectator (January, 2017).

'Donald Trump and the election of 1800,' History Today (October, 2016).