Jay Winter is Charles J. Stille Professor of history at Yale University. He came to Yale from the Cambridge where he took his doctorate, and taught history from 1979 to 2001 and was a Fellow of Pembroke College. He is the author of Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (1995); Remembering War (2006) and Dreams of Peace and Freedom (2006). He is currently the Distinguished Visiting Professor at Monash University.
In 1997, he received an Emmy award for the best documentary series of the year as co-producer and co-writer of The Great War and the shaping of the twentieth century, an eight-hour series broadcast on PBS and the BBC, and shown subsequently in 28 countries. He is one of the founders of the Historial de la grande guerre, the international museum of the Great War, in Péronne, Somme, France, and editor-in-chief of the three-volume Cambridge History of the First World War, published in 2014.
His biography of René Cassin, written with Antoine Prost, was published by Fayard in French in 2011, and in English by Cambridge University Press in 2013.