Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference 2014


Standing Officer: “Between Ourselves Sir, there’ll be trouble with this Territorial Captain. He’s Insufferable!”
Seated Major: “What of it? They said that of Me!”
Standing Officer: Ah yes Sir, but you’re a Regular, that’s different!”


Today I have the great honour to be speaking at a panel of the Irish History Students’ Association Annual Conference 2014. The conference will come this year from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick for the first time in the IHSA history. 


My own contribution will be on class bias in the formation of the Auxiliary Division of the RIC, entitled ‘Rise of the Footsoldier: A social history of the
Temporary Gentlemen of the Auxiliary Division.’ I will post up my slides and excerpts of my research in a timely fashion after the conference, though if you;re in Limerick City, Ireland tomorrow, please attend!


About eamonntgardiner

I am a PhD Student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I am conducting research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst British First World War veterans serving as Auxiliary Policemen in Ireland during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. I have previously conducted research into local Irish Volunteer/Old IRA units in Munster as well as British responses to popular insurgencies in areas they administered. I have previously published a book on the British Counterinsurgency responses to the IV/IRA conflict in Ireland, 1919-1921, entitled 'Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War: Counter Insurgency and Conflict.' I have also published papers on various aspects of that war and also on other insurgencies. I write a regular blog on those and other related matters, which can be read at My research interests include Feminism and De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism, Insurgency, Police and Military Histories, Institutional Histories. Subaltern Studies, International History of the 20th Century, Modern Irish History, Historiography, History of Conflict, Peace Keeping/Enforcement/Protectorates, Spheres of Influence, Hegemonic Theories, Old and New Terrorism.
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