Ian Andrew Isherwood

Assistant Professor

Interdisciplinary Studies



Campus Box 0401


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

Dr. Isherwood Assistant Professor of War and Memory Studies at Gettysburg College. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College, Dartmouth College, and the University of Glasgow, the latter where he did his Ph.D at the Scottish Centre for War Studies. 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 is currently working on two books that are under contract - one is an intimate history of a Kitchener volunteer battalion (8/Queens) and the other is book on the politics of American war commemoration. Isherwood is a member of the International Society of First World War Studies, The Society for Military History, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).

Isherwood has a keen interest in digital humanities/online publishing. He is the project creator and co-lead of The First World War Letters of H.J.C. Peirs, a centennial First World War digital history project. Through this project he has taken students to France and Belgium twice for field research. Before Peirs, he was committed to mentoring student writers through his role as 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 committed to experiential education and has led three backpacking trips to Scotland through the GRAB program. On campus, Isherwood is the faculty advisor for Tri Sigma, The Gettysburg History Club, The Civil War Club, The Pennsylvania College Guard, The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era, the BBQ Club, The Order of the Bullet, and is the house mentor for the the Civil War Era Studies House. If not in his office, he can be found walking his dog, Bertie, on campus.

Courses Taught