Ian Andrew Isherwood

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 history with a focus on war and memory studies. His articles and book reviews have appeared in First World War Studies, War, Literature and the Arts, The Journal of Military History, and War in History. Currently, Isherwood is writing a book, Remembering the Great War: Writing and Publishing the Experiences of WWI, for I.B. Tauris.   

Dr. Isherwood has taught in both the English and History Departments at Gettysburg College and serves as the academic coordinator for the Civil War Era Studies minor. Isherwood has supervised two Mellon Summer Scholars as well as independent studies for Gettysburg students in Scottish history, the First World War, and the British Empire. He is the co-lead of the digital history project jackpeirs.org and maintains a teaching blog, Great War Writing. At the Civil War Institute, Isherwood supervises the CWI Fellows program and edits the institute's blog, The Gettysburg Compiler, among other duties.

Courses Taught

History of the British Isles (History 203/History 204) 

The Great War (History 219) 

Aftermath: The Experience of War and Modern Memory (CWES 320)

The Twentieth-Century World (History 110) 

Soldiers' Tales (FYS 121)

Through the War-drobe: The Words and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis (FYS 191-4)


Ian Andrew Isherwood

Ian Andrew Isherwood
Assistant Director of Civil War Institute, Civil War Institute Office

Email: iisherwo@gettysburg.edu
Phone: (717) 337 - 8253

Box: Campus Box 0435

Address: Civil War Institute
2nd floor
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

BA Gettysburg College, 2000
MA Dartmouth College, 2006
PhD University of Glasgow, 2012

Academic Focus:
War and Memory, Cultural History, British History