I am a postdoctoral researcher interested in war and society, principally within the British Empire. I received my BA and MA from University College Dublin in 2008 and 2009 respectively and from 2009 to 2013 I conducted my doctoral research at Queen's University Belfast under Professors Peter Gray and Keith Jeffery. I received my doctorate in 2014.
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My expertise comprises Ireland and the Crimean War specifically and military welfare (philanthropy and charity) and care in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain and Ireland generally. My broader research interest is war and society in the modern era, with a specific focus on Ireland and Britain within the broader context of the British Empire, including recruitment, memorialisation and army wives.
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
2017 Maynooth University
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2016-17 University of West London
I have also worked as a Research Officer at Maynooth University and University of West London
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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: 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 and to the BDSHS in 2015.
The Crimean War and Irish Society (Liverpool University Press, 2015)
“That woe could wish, or vanity devise’: Crimean War memorials in Dublin’s Anglican churches’ in Ciarán Wallace and Lisa-Marie Griffin (eds), Grave Matters: Death and Dying in Dublin 1650-2000 (Four Court Press, 2016)
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‘Victims or survivors: army wives in Ireland during the Crimean War, 1854-6 in Women’s History Review, Women’s History Network annual conference special edition (Summer, 2016)
‘British Military Recruitment in Ireland during the Crimean War, 1854-56’ in British Journal of Military History, ii, issue 1 (Oct. 2015), pp 34-55
'The Society of Friends in Ireland and the Crimean War, 1854-6’ in Quaker History, 102, no. 2 (Fall 2013), pp 1-11
A welcome homecoming: the reception of Irish invalided soldiers during the Crimean War’ by Dublin Historical Record (Spring, 2017)
‘The Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Rev G.H. Johnston and the Crimean War’ by The Bulletin, lx (2016), pp 35-46
‘A history of a Crimean War charity: the Seaton Needlework Association and its fund, 1858 to 2014’, War Correspondent, xxxii, no. 3 (Sept. 2015), pp 7-9
‘The Crimean War experience of G. H. Johnston, the Irish Presbyterians’ first army chaplain’ in Irish Sword, no. 118 (Winter 2014), pp 325-31
“Removing some big guns’: the story of Dublin’s Crimean War trophy guns from 1857 to the present’ in Dublin Historical Record, lxvii, no. 1 (Spring 2014), pp 6-18
‘Augustus Stafford O’Brien Stafford MP: contested hero of the Crimean War’ in Old Limerick Journal, xliv (Winter 2012), pp 54-6
‘Four-legged troopers: the stories of three memorialised Irish animals of the Crimean War, 1854-6’ in Scoláire Staire, ii, issue 4 (October 2012), pp 8-15
‘The Revd Charles Josiah Hort: heroic deeds beyond the battlefield’ in Irish Sword, xxix, no. 113 (Summer 2012), pp 299-302
2015, ‘The Irish army wife: a brief case study’ at http://womenshistory
2014, ‘The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association, County Dublin Division, 1914: a case study’ at http://www.voicesofwarandpeace.org/portfolio/ssfa/
Review of Andrew C. Rath, The Crimean War in Imperial context, 1854-1856 in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research (Spring 2017).