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

Dr. Eamonn T. Gardiner, is a Consulting Historian. He has previously conducted research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst veterans of the First World War serving as Auxiliary Policemen, during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. He has written extensively on British central and colonial administrative responses to popular insurgencies. In 2009 he published 'Counterinsurgency and Conflict: Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War (CSP, 2009).' Published papers include; 'The training of the Irish Volunteers, 1913-1916' (The Irish Sword, 2017); 'Scattered, Ambushed and Laid Out: War and Counterinsurgency in the greater Tuam area, 1919-1921' (JOTS, 2015). Research interests include De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism; Insurgency, Police/Military Histories; Institutional Histories; Modern Irish/World History; History of Conflict, Protectorates and Peace-Keeping; Hegemony; Old and New Terrorism.
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