Dr Joseph Clarke

Dr Joseph Clarke

Dr Joseph Clarke

Joseph Clarke is Lecturer in Modern European History at Trinity College Dublin. His research addresses the relationship between cultural change and political conflict in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. To date, this has focused on the rôle of commemoration in Revolutionary political culture, the relationship between religion and politics and the evolution of propaganda and war culture in Revolutionary France.

Selected Publications from "Making War, Mapping Europe"    

  • with John Horne, (eds.) Peripheral Visions: European Military Expeditions as Cultural Encounters in the Long 19th Century (in submission, expected in 2017).

  • with John Horne, ‘Introduction’, in Clarke and Horne, eds. Peripheral Visions: European Military Expeditions as Cultural Encounters in the Long 19th Century (in submission, expected in 2017).

  • ‘Soldiers and the Sacred: British and French encounters with alien religious cultures during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars’, in Joseph Clarke and John Horne, eds. Peripheral Visions: European Military Expeditions as Cultural Encounters in the Long 19th Century (in submission, expected in 2017).

Selected Publications   

  • Commemorating the Dead in Revolutionary France: Revolution and Remembrance 1789-1799 (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2007)

  • ‘Valour knows neither Age nor Sex’: The Recueil des Actions Héroïques et Civiques and the Representation of Courage in Revolutionary France', War in History, vol. 20 (2013), pp. 50 – 75.

  • ‘Rethinking Death in the Year II: the dechristianisation of death in Revolutionary France’, in J. Kelly and M. Lyons eds., Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain and Europe: Historical Perspectives (Dublin, 2013), pp. 143 – 170.

  • ‘The Napoleonic Wars in Caricature, 1799-1815’ in W. Vaughan ed., The Old Library, Trinity College Dublin 1712-2012 (Dublin, 2012), pp. 164 – 183.

  • ‘The sacred names of the nation's dead: war and remembrance in revolutionary France’, in Kate McLoughlin and Alana Vincent, eds, Memory, Mourning and Landscape: Interdisciplinary essays (Rodophi: New York, 2010) pp 21 – 42.

  • ‘Cenotaphs and Cypress Trees: Commemorating the Citizen-Soldier in an II’, French History, xxii (2008), pp. 217 – 240.