Dr. Isherwood is a graduate of Gettysburg College, Dartmouth College, and the University of Glasgow, the latter where he did his Ph.D. He specializes in modern British history with a focus on the history of war. He is the author of the book Remembering the Great War (IB Tauris, 2017) and his articles and book reviews have appeared in War and Society, First World War Studies, War, Literature and the Arts, The Journal of Military History, and War in History. He has a keen interest in digital humanities/online publishing and is the project creator and co-lead of The First World War Letters of J.H.C. Peirs. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of The Gettysburg Compiler from 2012 to 2016.
Isherwood has been teaching undergraduates for over a decade. He places particular emphasis in the classroom on cultural history and interdisciplinary approaches, especially when examining the subject of war. He is a believer in the symbiotic benefits of student/faculty research in the humanities and has supervised numerous independent studies as well as three Mellon/Kolbe summer scholars. He is also a ‘big fan’ of experiential education and has led two backpacking trips to Scotland through the GRAB program.
On campus, Isherwood is the faculty advisor for Tri Sigma, The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era, the BBQ Club, and the Civil War Era Studies House. If not in his office, he can be found walking his dog, Bertie, on campus.
Introduction to War Studies (CWES 215)
Aftermath: The Experience of War and Modern Memory (CWES 320)
The Twentieth-Century World (History 110)
History of the British Isles (History 203/History 204)
The Great War (History 219)
Soldiers' Tales (FYS 121)
Through the War-drobe: The Words and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis (FYS 191-4)
Introduction to College Writing (English 101)
Writing through History (English 115)
Remembering the Great War: Writing and Publishing the Experiences of WWI (London: IB Tauris, 2017)
“Gettysburg and the Great War,” with S. Marianne Johnson, War and Society, Vol. 36: 3 (2017).
"British Memoirs and Memoirists of the Great War" in Philip Dwyer, ed., War Stories (Oxford: Berghahn, 2016)
“British Publishing and Commercial Memories of the First World War,” War in History, Vol. 23:3 (2016), pp. 323-340.
“Writing the ‘ill-managed nursery’: British POW Memoirs of the First World War,” in First World War Studies, Vol. 5:3 (2014), pp. 267-286.
“’To fly is more interesting than to read about flying’: British R.F.C. Memoirs of the First World War,” in War, Literature & the Arts, Vol. 26 (2014).
Ian Andrew Isherwood
Visiting Assistant Professor and Chairperson of CWES, Interdisciplinary Studies
Phone: (717) 337 - 6561
Box: Campus Box 0401
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
BA Gettysburg College, 2000
MA Dartmouth College, 2006
PhD University of Glasgow, 2012
History of War, Memory Studies, Cultural History, British History