Ian Andrew Isherwood
Title/Dept: Assistant Director of Civil War Institute, Civil War Institute Office
Campus Box 0435
Civil War Institute
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
History of the British Isles
Aftermath: The Experience of War and ‘Modern’ Memory
British History, War Studies, Cultural History
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 twentieth century British history with an emphasis on the 1914-1945 period. Isherwood has further research interests in war and memory studies. His doctoral dissertation, ‘The Greater War: British Memorial Literature, 1918-1939’, concerned the British publishing industry and First World War veteran memoirs.
Dr. Isherwood has taught in both the English and History Departments at Gettysburg College and in the History Department of neighboring Dickinson College. As a graduate student he tutored undergraduates in European and American history at the University of Glasgow. In 2010-2011 Isherwood was the recipient of The General and Mrs. Matthew B. Ridgway Military History Research Grant from the U.S. Army Military History Institute.
At Gettysburg, Isherwood has taught courses in world history, British history, memory studies, and war writing. Additionally, he has supervised independent studies in Scottish history and the First World War. At the Civil War Institute he supervises the CWI Fellows program, advises the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era, and edits the institute's blog The Gettysburg Compiler, among other duties. Currently, Isherwood is researching the legacy of the Great War and its cultural impact on British society.