Dr Edward Madigan

Personal profile

Edward's research and teaching combine cultural, military and social history and he is particularly interested in the British and Irish experience and memory of the First World War. Before joining the history faculty at Royal Holloway, he was the resident historian at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. From 2012 to 2013 he sat on the UK Government’s Centenary Events Planning Group and he currently sits on the editorial board of the 14-18 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, Edward 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.

His publications include Faith Under Fire: Anglican Army Chaplains and the Great War (2011) and, with John Horne, Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution, 1912-1923 (2013). He is currently researching Anglo-Jewish responses to the First World War and the British experience of the Irish War of Independence. 


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