Jay Winter is an historian of the First World War, trained at Columbia and Cambridge. His first job was at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; he then taught at Warwick, Cambridge, Columbia, and Yale, from which he retired in 2015. His work has focused on many facets of the history of the Great War, including labour history, demographic history, and most recently, cultural history. He has been active in public history as well as academic history. He was a founder of the Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne, and served on its board of directors of its research centre for 30 years.