Paul A. Townend, Associate Professor & Department Chair

Morton Hall 232 | 910.962.3308 |







Ph.D., University of Chicago (1999)
M.A., University of Chicago (1994)
B.A. Colgate University (1989)

Academic Interests

I research and write about modern Britain and Ireland with a particular focus on the 19th century, and the history of alcohol and temperance. I am particularly interested in the junctures between popular culture and politics, the development of Irish nationalism and social movements. My most recent research has focused on Ireland’s place in the Atlantic World and the British Empire, especially the history of Irish anti-imperialism.

Courses Taught

HST 290: The Practice of History
HST 312: History of England 1485-1815
HST 313: History of England 1815-Present
HST 315: History of Modern Ireland
HST 316: British Empire and Commonwealth
HST 317: Northern Ireland from 1880
HST 416: Social Movements
HST 495: The Atlantic World

Significant Publications

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