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 British history with a focus on the history of war and memory studies. He is the author of Remembering the Great War (IB Tauris, 2017) and 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. He is the co-lead of the digital history project jackpeirs.org and maintains a teaching blog, Great War Writing

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 three Mellon/Kolbe Summer Scholars as well as independent studies for Gettysburg students in Scottish history, the First World War, and the British Empire. In addition to academic work, he is the faculty advisor for Tri Sigma, The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era, and the Civil War Era Studies House.  


Courses Taught

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) 


Select Publications 

Remembering the Great War: Writing and Publishing the Experiences of WWI (London: IB Tauris, 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

Ian Andrew Isherwood
Visiting Assistant Professor and Chairperson of CWES, Interdisciplinary Studies

Email: iisherwo@gettysburg.edu
Phone: (717) 337 - 6561

Box: Campus Box 0401

Address: Weidensall Hall
Room 205
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

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

Academic Focus:
History of War, Memory Studies, Cultural History, British History