Dr Gerard Oram is a modern historian and Director of the War and Society programmes at Swansea University. He specialises in the impact of war on societies and culture. Research interests include the relationship between conflict and legal structures and his approach often combines historical inquiry with criminology. He has acted as an advisor to the BBC for the World War One at Home project.
Death Sentences passed by military courts of the British army 1914- 24 (Francis Boutle, London, 1998).
Worthless Men: race, eugenics and the death penalty in the British army during the First World War (Francis Boutle, London, 1998).
Military Executions during World War 1 (Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2003).
Conflict and Legality: Policing Mid-Twentieth Century Europe (as editor) (Francis Boutle, London, 2003).
Articles in Refereed Journals
‘“The administration of discipline by the English is very rigid”: British Military Law and the Death Penalty (1868 – 1918)’ in Crime, Histoire et Sociétés/Crime, History and Societies, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2001, pp. 93-110.
Pious Perjury: Morale and Discipline in the British Force in Italy 1917-18’ in War in History, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2002, pp. 412-430.
Contribution to Edited Collections
”The greatest efficiency”: British and American Military Law 1866 to 1918’ in B.Godfrey, C. Emsley and G. Dunstall (eds) Comparative Histories of Crime (Willan Publishing, Cullompton, Devon, 2003).
‘Conflict and Legality: Europe 1914 – 1960’ in Oram, Gerard (ed.) Conflict and Legality: Policing Mid-Twentieth Century Europe (Francis Boutle, London, 2003).
‘Britain - Post First World War Mutinies and Revolutionary Threats’ in Kelly, J. et al (eds) The International Encyclopaedia of Revolution and Protest, 12 volumes (Blackwell Publishing, 2009)
‘Armee, Stat, Büger und Wehrpflicht. Die britische Miltärjustiz bis nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg’ in Peter Pirker/Florian Wenninger (Ed.): Wehrmachtsjustiz. Kontext - Praxis - Nachwirkungen, Wien (Braumüller Verlag, 2011) pp. 186-203.
‘A War on Terror: Gas, Morale and Reporting the War in Wales’ in Jean Pascal Zanders Innocence Slaughtered (Uniform Press, London, 2015)