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War Institute

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Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Ian Andrew Isherwood

Ian Andrew Isherwood

Name: Ian Andrew Isherwood
Title/Dept: Assistant Director of Civil War Institute, Civil War Institute Office

Campus Box 0435
Civil War Institute
2nd floor 300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Phone:(717) 337 - 8253

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

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

Dr. Isherwood is a graduate of Gettysburg College, Dartmouth College, and the University of Glasgow, the latter where he did his Ph.D. in modern history. He specializes in British history and war studies with an emphasis on the First World War. Isherwood's research interests focus on the experience of war and war memoirs. 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 independent studies for Gettysburg students in Scottish history, the First World War, and the British Empire. He has also supervised two Mellon Summer Scholars. At the Civil War Institute he coordinates the CWI Fellows program and edits the institute's blog, The Gettysburg Compiler, among other duties. 


Courses Taught

British History

The Great War

Aftermath: The Experience of War and Modern Memory

The Twentieth-Century World

Soldiers' Tales

Through the War-drobe: The Words and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

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