The London Centre for Public History Team

Edward Madigan is Senior Lecturer in Public History at Royal Holloway, and director of the London Centre for Public History. His research and writing combine cultural, military and social history and he is particularly interested in the British and Irish experience and memory of the First World War and post-war paramilitary violence. He got his first opportunity of speaking to the public about the past when he worked as a historical walking tour guide while completing his PhD in Dublin. Before joining the history faculty at Royal Holloway, he was a Government of Ireland and Princess Grace Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin and resident history 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 1914-1918 Online Encyclopedia and the executive committee of the International Society for First World War Studies. As a historian of the Great War and the Irish Revolution, he 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),¬†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). `