About me




Dr Matthew Lewis is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for the History of Violence at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Until September 2013, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for War Studies at University College Dublin, where he worked on the European Research Council funded project ‘The Limits of Demobilization: Paramilitary Violence in Europe and the Wider World, 1917–1923’. He completed his doctorate at Queen's University Belfast in 2011.

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Matthew Lewis (Professional Historian)

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- Frank Aiken's War: The Irish Revolution, 1916-23 (Dublin: UCD Press, 2014)

Peer Reviewed Journals

- ‘Sectarianism and Irish republican violence on the south-east Ulster frontier, 1919–22’, Contemporary European History (forthcoming)

- ‘Bosnia on the border? Republican violence in Northern Ireland during the 1920s and 1970s’ [co-authored with Shaun McDaid], Terrorism and Political Violence (forthcoming)

- ‘The Fourth Northern Division and the joint-IRA offensive, April–June 1922’, War in History, 21:302 (2014), pp 302–321

- ‘The Newry Brigade and the War of Independence in Armagh and south Down, 1919-1921’, The Irish Sword: the Journal of the Military History Society of Ireland, 27:108 (2010), pp 225–32