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Idaho State University
Justin Dolan Stover

Justin Dolan Stover

Assistant Professor - Modern European History

Office: LA 337



Ph.D. Trinity College Dublin   

Research Interests

Modern European history; transnational history of nationalism, war & revolution; environmental history of war; modern Ireland, Britain & France; First World War; interwar Europe; trauma.               

Representative Publications

"The Transformation of the Irish College, Paris: War, Education, and Administration, 1870-1918," in Forming Catholic Communities: Irish, Scots and English College Networks in Europe, 1564-1918, ed. Liam Chambers and Thomas O’Connor (Leiden, Netherlands/Boston, MA: Brill, 2017), 304-22.

"'Shattered Glass and Toppling Masonry': War Damage in Dublin and Paris," in Paris - Capital of Irish Culture: France, Ireland and the Republic, 1798-1916, ed. Pierre Joannon and Kevin Whelan (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2017), 175-87.

"Families, Vulnerability and Sexual Violence during the Irish Revolution," in Perceptions of Pregnancy: From the Medieval to the Modern, ed. Jennifer Evans and Ciara Meehan, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 53-69.

"Violence, Trauma, and Memory in Ireland: The Psychological Impact of War and Revolution on a Liminal Society, 1916-1923" in Jason Crouthamel and Peter Leese, eds., Aftershock: Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of War (Switzerland: Springer Nature, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 117-40.

"The Destruction of Dublin," Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ, 2016), Century Ireland, Boston College. Click here.

"La Bretagne et l’Insurrection de Pâques 1916," En Envor: revue d’histoire contemporaine en Bretagne, no. 7 (February 2016). Click here.

"Redefining Allegiance: Loyalty, Treason and the Foundation of the Irish Free State" in Mel Farrell, Jason Knirk, and Ciara Meehan, eds., A Formative Decade: Politics, Economics and Identity in Ireland, 1921-32 (Dublin: Irish Academic Press), 108-31.

"Irish Political Prisoner Culture, 1916-23" in CrossCurrents, 64:1 (March 2014), 90-106.

"Periphery of War or First Line of Defense? Ireland Prepares for Invasion, 1907-15" in Fancia., vol. 40 (Paris, Deutsches Historisches Institut, 2013), 385-96.

"Modern Celtic Nationalism in the Period of the Great War: Establishing Transnational Connections" in Deborah Furchtgott, Georgia Henley, and Matthew Holmberg (editors), Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, XXXII (Harvard University Press, 2013), 286-301

"Terror confined? Prison violence in Ireland, 1919-21" in David Fitzpatrick (editor), Terror in Ireland, 1916-1923 (Dublin, Lilliput Press, 2012), 219-35.

Current Projects

Enduring Ruin: Environmental Destruction and the Irish Revolution, 1916-19123.
Book manuscript in Preparation.


HIST 1102 Modern Europe
HIST 1120 Global History since 1500: War & Revolution
HIST 2291 The Historian's Craft
HIST 3323 The French Revolution & Napoleonic Era
HIST 3326 Twentieth Century Europe
HIST 3327 World War I and its Legacy
HIST 4443 Topics in European History: Environmental History of Ireland
HIST 4445 Modern Ireland
HIST 4491 Senior Seminar
HIST 6600 Proseminar: War and Violence in the Modern World
HIST 6605 Introduction to Graduate Studies in History

Graduate Supervision            

I welcome all graduate student subject proposals in modern European history, particularly those relating to the First World War, organized violence, environmental history of war, post-colonialism, and nationalism.


Dr. Stover’s research blog

Dr. Stover's page on

Podcast episode of "Toward an Environmental History of the Irish Revolution" (talk at Queen’s University Belfast, fall 2017)