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Dr Matthew Lewis

Conjoint Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Matthew Lewis is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for the History of Violence. Until September 2013, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for War Studies at University College Dublin, where he worked on the European Research Council funded project ‘The Limits of Demobilization: Paramilitary Violence in Europe and the Wider World, 1917–1923’. He completed his doctorate at Queen's University Belfast in 2011.

Research Expertise
My research focuses on late modern Irish history and twentieth-century British imperial history, with particular interests in the Irish Revolution and British colonial policing. At present, I am working on a comparative study of paramilitarism as an aspect of British policing in Ireland and Palestine after the First World War (1920-1926). I am particularly interested in assessing the role of intra-imperial movement in the transfer of violent mentalities and practices between conflict situations. In 2014, I will publish my first book with University College Dublin Press, Frank Aiken's War: The Irish Revolution, 1916-1923. Based on research for my 2011 doctoral thesis, it explores the controversial revolutionary past of one of independent Ireland's most prominent politicians and international statesmen, and the broader context of republican politics and violence in the borderlands of south-east Ulster amid the upheavals of revolution, partition and civil war.

Teaching Expertise
Since 2010, I have taught a variety of courses on Irish and European history. These have included survey courses on twentieth-century Irish history and the history of political violence in twentieth-century Europe, as well as specialist courses on the Irish Revolution and the Third Reich.






Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queens University of Belfast - Ireland

Keywords

  • British Colonial Policing
  • Irish Republican Army
  • Irish Revolution
  • Late Modern Ireland
  • Palestine Mandate
  • Political Violence

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified 60
210305 British History 40

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2012 - 1/09/2013 Postdoctoral Fellow University College Dublin
Centre for War Studies
Ireland
1/05/2012 - 1/10/2012 Peer-Assisted Learning Facilitator Queen's University Belfast
Postgraduate Centre
United Kingdom
1/09/2011 - 1/12/2011 University Tutor Queen's University Belfast
School of History & Anthropology
United Kingdom

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2010 - 1/06/2010 Teaching Assistant Queen's University Belfast
School of History & Anthropology
United Kingdom
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Lewis M, Frank Aiken's War: The Irish Revolution, 1916-23, University College Dublin Press, Dublin, 250 (2014) [A1]

Journal article (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Lewis M, 'Sectarianism and Irish Republican Violence on the South-East Ulster Frontier, 1919-1922', Contemporary European History, 1-21 (2016)
DOI 10.1017/S0960777316000217
2015 Lewis M, McDaid S, 'Bosnia on the Border? Republican Violence in Northern Ireland During the 1920s and 1970s', Terrorism and Political Violence, 29 635-655 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/09546553.2015.1043429
2015 Lewis M, 'Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923. By R. F. Foster', Australian Journal of Politics & History', Australian Journal of Politics & History, 61 466-467 (2015) [C3]
2014 Lewis M, 'The Fourth Northern Division and the Joint-IRA Offensive, April-July 1922', War in History, 21 302-321 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0968344513505400
2010 Lewis M, 'The Newry Brigade and the War of Independence in Armagh and South Down, 1919-1921', The Irish Sword: the journal of the military history society of lreland, 27 225-232 (2010) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Lewis M, 'Sligo: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23 by Michael Farry', Irish Historical Studies (2013)
DOI 10.1017/S0021121400002133
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $95,000

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20142 grants / $95,000

Violence Studies$90,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Philip Dwyer, Associate Professor Hans Lukas Kieser, Professor Roger Markwick, Doctor Lisa Featherstone, Doctor Michael Ondaatje, Doctor Shigeru Sato, Doctor Matthew Lewis
Scheme Research Programme 2014
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400927
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

British paramilitary violence in Ireland and Palestine, 1920–1926$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Matthew Lewis
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400606
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Dr Matthew Lewis

Position

Conjoint Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Email matthew.lewis@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49215230

Office

Room MCLG22b
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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