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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Conferences organised – History:
Historical Research Projects:
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: 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)
2016, “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), ch. 4.
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
• 2017, ‘Victims or survivors: army wives in Ireland during the Crimean War, 1854-6’ in Women’s History Review, xxvi, issue 4 (Apr.), pp 541-54
• 2018, Dublin, the Viceroy, and the soldiers ofthe Crimean War’, Irish Sword, No. 125 (Summer), pp 268-80
• 2012, ‘Augustus Stafford O’Brien Stafford MP: contested hero of the Crimean War’ in Old Limerick Journal, xliv (Winter), pp 54-6
Andrew C. Rath, The Crimean War in Imperial context, 1854-1856 in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research (Spring 2017).