Dr Gemma Clark

Lecturer in British/Irish History


Extension: 4342

Telephone: 01392 724342

My research concerns conflict in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and Irish history. I address both conventional warfare and the use of violence – by and against civilians – in times of relative peace. My first book, Everyday Violence in the Irish Civil War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), examines the conflict (1922–23) over the Anglo-Irish Treaty. I'm also writing a History of Arson in Modern Ireland, c.1800–1923, which traces the development of criminal fire setting as a social and political protest tool, and contextualises the relative scarcity (compared with mainland Europe and the USA) of lethal and interracial arson in Ireland.