I am a historical researcher interested in war and society, principally within the British Empire in the long 19c. I am a graduate of UCD (BA, 2008; MA 2009) and Queen's University Belfast (2014) and is the author of The Crimean War and Irish Society (2015) (https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/60057).
To date I have presented his research around the theme of war and society at Cambridge, New York, Vancouver and a host of Irish, British and European academic and non-academic institutions. My research has, for example, been funded by Dublin City Council, Royal Historical Society and the British Association for Victorian Studies, and has been published by Liverpool University Press (2015), Four Courts Press (2016), Women's History Review (2017) and Irish Economic and Social History (2018).
|Areas of expertise||
I am a researcher of war and society in Britain and Ireland in the long nineteenth century and the immediate aftermath of the Great War. Specifically I look at British and Irish societies’ relationships with war and the military, during both peace and hostilities. My research interests and areas of publication comprise:
Crimean War; military charity; British Army wives; recruitment; war memorials; war and society; Irish language
Paul Huddie (Professional Historian)
• 2009-13, Queen's University Belfast, PhD Modern History
PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS
|Management & Administrative experience||
Conferences organised – History:
Historical Research Projects:
• 2016-17, University of West London
• 2010-15, Queen’s University Belfast
• 2008-2012, Irish Reserve Defence Forces
I have also worked in Research Management at UCD (2018-20), Maynooth University (2017) and University of West London (2015-17)
|Committees & Associations||
• IAPH Executive Member (2015-)
ACADEMIC PRIZES AND AWARDS
• Media work: Experience to date conducting radio and television interviews in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
• Conferencing: Papers presented on various aspects of Ireland and the Crimean War and the history of British military welfare and the army wife presented at conference in Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America.
• Lecturing: Public talks given to Old Dublin Society and Crimean War Research Society in 2013; as part of Dublin City Council's Festival of History in 2014; to the BDS Historical Society in 2015; at Valence House Museum, London and at Cranbrook (Private) School in 2016; and as part of Heritage Week (Laois) and Culture Night (Dublin) in 2017
2015, The Crimean War and Irish Society (Liverpool University Press)
• 2019, ‘SSAFA, ex-servicemen and their families 1919-21’ in Oliver Wilkinson and David Swift (eds), ‘Ex-Servicemen & Ex-Servicewomen in Britain and Ireland after the First World War’ (Routledge), pp 34-47
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
• 2020: ‘The Nenagh Mutiny of 7-8 July 1856: a reappraisal’, British Journal for Military History, vi, no. 1 (March), pp 5-20
• 2020, ‘The Seaton Needlework Association: Dublin’s British military charity, 1854-2014’, Dublin Historical Record, 72, no. 2 (Spring), pp 214-27
• 2012, ‘Augustus Stafford O’Brien Stafford MP: contested hero of the Crimean War’ in Old Limerick Journal, xliv (Winter), pp 54-6
• 2019, ‘The Irish Brigade in the Pope's Army, 1860: faith, fatherland and fighting’, Irish Historical Studies (May)