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Dr Tomás Irish

Dr Tomás Irish

Associate Professor, History
Office - 125
First Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a historian of twentieth-century Europe and have a particular interest in the cultural history of First World War and interwar Europe. I took my BA and PhD degrees at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and held a postdoctoral research fellowship there between 2012 and 2015. I took up the position of Lecturer in Modern History at Swansea University in September 2015, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018 and to Associate Professor in 2022. I am a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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

Career Highlights

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’, a final year option module about the Irish Revolution called ‘Changed Utterly?’, and a second year module called ‘Ruin and Renewal: Europe, 1918-1968.’

Research Award Highlights Collaborations