Professor Charles Townshend FBA

Title: Professor Emeritus of International History
Phone: (+44) 01782 733208
Email: c.j.n.townshend@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBB 1.059
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Fellow National Humanities Center (1987 - 1988)
Fellow Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1991 - 1992)
Professor Emeritus of International History, Keele University (2014 - )

Modern British and Irish history; the history of war, particularly political violence, and terrorism, public security, emergency powers and counter-insurgency in Ireland and Palestine under British rule.

The Republic : the fight for Irish independence, 1918-1923 (Allen Lane, 2013)

Desert hell : the British invasion of Mesopotamia (Cambridge, 2011)

When God made hell : the British campaign in Mesopotamia and the creation of Iraq, 1914-1921 (Faber, 2010)

Selected Publications

  • Townshend CJN. 2005. Arthur Griffith. In ODNB. Oxford University Press.
  • TOWNSHEND CJN. 2005. Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion. Allen Lane.
  • Townshend CJN. 2005. Introduction. In The oxford history of modern war. Oxford University Press.
  • TOWNSHEND CJN. 2004. 'Religion, War, and Identity in Ireland'. The Journal of Modern History, vol. 76(4), 882-902. doi>
  • TOWNSHEND CJN. 2002. 'Going to the Wall: the Failure of British Rule in Palestine, 1928-31'. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 30(2), 25-52.

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Books

  • TOWNSHEND CJN. 2005. Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion. Allen Lane.
  • TOWNSHEND CJN. 2002. Terrorism: a very short introduction. Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles

  • TOWNSHEND CJN. 2004. 'Religion, War, and Identity in Ireland'. The Journal of Modern History, vol. 76(4), 882-902. doi>
  • TOWNSHEND CJN. 2002. 'Going to the Wall: the Failure of British Rule in Palestine, 1928-31'. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 30(2), 25-52.
  • Townshend C and Maguire L. 2002. Terrorism and democracy in Britain and Ireland. La Democratie ua Royaume - Uni au Xxe siecle, 110-132.

Chapters

  • Townshend CJN. 2005. Arthur Griffith. In ODNB. Oxford University Press.
  • Townshend CJN. 2005. Introduction. In The oxford history of modern war. Oxford University Press.
  • Towshend CJN. 2002. Historiography: telling the Irish revolution. In The Irish Revolution 1913-1923. Augusteijn J (Ed.). Palgrave, London.
  • Modern British and Irish history
  • history of war
  • imperialism
  • British rule in Palestine

I would be willing to supervise postgraduates interested in the British in Palestine, and Modern Ireland.