About me


Originally hailing from the metro Detroit area, I studied Irish history at Loyola University Chicago, completing a PhD on Ireland's memory and commemoration of the First World War.

At present I reside in Denver, Colorado and continue to pursue various aspects of Irish history. I am also an active member of the American Conference for Irish Studies.

Areas of expertise

Ireland and the First World War
Irish military history
Irish cultural history
Nationalism and national identity
Memory and commemoration
Popular culture

Member Details

Full Name

Jason Robert Myers (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



PhD, History, Loyola University Chicago, 2010
B.A., History, Oakland University (Michigan), 2004

Committees & Associations

American Conference for Irish Studies



The Great War and Memory in Irish Culture, 1918-2010. Bethesda: Munsel and Co, 2013.

Book Chapters

"Keeping the Old Country Alive: Cultural Connections between Chicago and Ireland, 1900-1933." New Perspectives on the Irish Abroad: The Silent People? Edited by Michael O hAodha and Mairtin O Cathain. Lexington Books, 2014.

Electronic Publications

"Veterans Day in Ireland." HNN, November 11, 2013. http://hnn.us/article/153892

"The Irish Soldier in World War I: A Complicated Drama." The Ultimate History Project, November 2013. http://www.ultimatehistoryproject.com/irish-soldiers-in-world-war-i.html

"The Boy is Back in Town: De Valera and Fianna Fáil’s electoral victory in 1932." Ultimate History Project, October 2013. http://ultimatehistoryproject.com/eamon-de-valera.html


Review of Roisin Higgins, Transforming 1916: Meaning, Memory and the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Easter Rising. H-Albion, H-Net Reviews. May, 2013. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=38373