Dr Tomas Irish

Dr Tomas Irish

Senior Lecturer, History

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+44 (0) 1792 602781

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I am a historian of twentieth-century Europe. I took my BA and PhD degrees at Trinity College Dublin. I was a postdoctoral research fellow at TCD between 2012 and 2015. I took up the position of Lecturer in Modern History at Swansea University in September 2015. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018 and currently convene the Conflict, Reconstruction and Memory research group.

Areas Of Expertise

  • History of the First World War.
  • History of humanitarianism.
  • History of inter-war Europe.
  • History of universities.
  • The League of Nations.
  • Transnational history.
  • The Irish Revolution.
  • History of peace making.

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Teaching Interests

I teach across a range of modules on twentieth-century history at Swansea, including a final year special subject module about the League of Nations called ‘The Lights that Failed’ and a final year option module about the Irish Revolution called ‘Changed Utterly?’

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