Dr. Edward Madigan
Senior Lecturer in Public History
About Dr. Madigan...
Research and teaching combine cultural, military and social history with an interested in the British and Irish experience and memory of the First World War.
Before joining the history faculty at Royal Holloway, Dr. Madigan was an IRCHSS post-doctoral fellow and Princess Grace fellow at Trinity College, Dublin and resident historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. From 2012 to 2013 he sat on the UK Government’s Centenary Events Planning Group and currently sits on the editorial board of the 1914-1918 Online Encyclopaedia and the executive committee of the International Society for First World War Studies. As a historian of the Great War and the Irish Revolution, Dr. Madigan has appeared on British, Irish and US television and worked with numerous public-facing history and heritage organisations. He also co-edits the Historians for History blog.
Dr. Madigan’s publications include Faith Under Fire: Anglican Army Chaplains and the Great War (2011, 2017), Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution, 1912-1923 (with John Horne, 2013), and, with Gideon Reuveni, The Jewish Experience of the First World War (2018). I am currently researching maternal bereavement during the First World War and the British experience of the Irish War of Independence.
Centenaries (Ireland) Madigan, E., 27 Oct 2021, 1914-1918 Online (peer-reviewed encyclopedia)Internet publication
Madigan, E., 20 Apr 2021, History Today, 71Newspaper articleWhat Do We Do with the Inglorious Dead? Remembrance and the British Dead of the Irish War of Independence
Madigan, E., 5 Nov 2020, Historians for History.Internet publication
‘An Irish Louvain’: Memories of 1914 and the Moral Climate in Britain during the Irish War of Independence
Madigan, E., 11 Aug 2020, In: Irish Historical Studies. 44, 165, p. 91-105Article › peer-review
The Isle of Saints and Soldiers: The Evolving Image of the Irish Combatant, 1914-1918
Jones, H. & Madigan, E., 21 Mar 2019, A World at War, 1911-1949: Explorations in the Cultural History of War. Pennell, C. & Ribeiro de Meneses, F. (eds.). Brill, p. 108-132 (History of Warfare; vol. 124).Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
The Jewish Experience of the First World War
Madigan, E. (ed.) & Reuveni, G. (ed.), Dec 2018, 1 ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.Book
‘Thou Hast Given Us Home and Freedom, Mother England’: Anglo-Jewish Gratitude, Patriotism, and Service During and After the First World War
Madigan, E., 28 Nov 2018, The Jewish Experience of the First World War. Madigan, E. & Reuveni, G. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 307-333Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
The First World War and the Jews
Madigan, E. & Reuveni, G., 23 Oct 2018, The Jewish Experience of the First World War. Madigan, E. & Reuveni, G. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1 – 16Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review
Lest We Remember: Poppy Proliferation and British Commemoration in 2017
Madigan, E., 9 Nov 2017, Historians for History.Internet publication
The Glorious Dead? Remembering and Forgetting in British Commemorative Culture
Madigan, E., Nov 2016, Historians for History.Internet publication
Breaking the Peace
Madigan, E., Aug 2016, History Today, 66Newspaper article
Salvaging the Past in an Uncertain Present: Brexit, the Peace Process, and Anglo-Irish Relations
Madigan, E., Jul 2016, Historians for History.Internet publication