- fl 1991-
Professor J. Mark Cornwall joined the Department from Oxford University in 1991. He was Reader in European history and the Department's Postgraduate Coordinator. His doctoral research (University of Leeds, 1988) was on the collapse of the Habsburg Empire in the First World War, and his general field of interest is east-central Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
In 1994 he was awarded the BP prize lectureship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh for services to East European history. He has also held a Leverhulme Trust 'Study Abroad Fellowship' at the University of Toronto (2000-1) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. In 2000, together with Professor Robert Evans (Oxford), he set up the Forum of British, Czech and Slovak Historians which held its first conference at the University of Dundee in 2002
Mark Cornwall was made a Professor in 2004, the same year that he was awarded a large AHRB grant. He left Dundee in 2004 to take up a post at Southampton University