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Joost Augusteijn

Senior University Lecturer

Dr. J. Augusteijn
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Joost Augusteijn is Senior University Lecturer at the Institute for History.

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Joost Augusteijn is Senior University Lecturer at the Institute for History.

Work Addresses

Johan Huizinga Building
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room Number 2.65a

Spreekuur / Hours

Na afspraak / by appointment.

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Joost Augusteijn (1960) studied history at the University of Amsterdam where he also obtained his PhD (1994) on the history of the Irish Republican Army. He subsequently worked as Lecturer in Modern Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin (1994-5) and Queen's University, Belfast (1995-2000). In 2000 he was appointed Assistant Professor in European History at Leiden University, since 2014 he has been Associate Professor. During his time at Leiden he spent a semester as visiting Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (2004), and a year as a fellow-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (2010-2011). 

Major publications

Books and Journals 

Mayo: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23 (Four Courts Press, 2023)

Edited (with Constant Hijzen en Mark Leon de Vries), Historical Perspectives on Democracies and their Adversaries (Basingstoke 2019)

Edited (with Patrick Dassen and Maartje Janse), Political Religion Beyond Totalitarianism. The Sacralization of Politics in the Age of Democracy (Basingstoke, 2013)

Edited (with Eric Storm), Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Nation-building, Regional Identities and Seperatism (Basingstoke, 2012)

Patrick Pearse. The Making of a Revolutionary (Palgrave, Houdsmills 2010)

From Public Defiance To Guerrilla Warfare (Irish Academic Press, Dublin 1996, 1998), 381p

Edited, The Memoirs of John M. Regan. A Catholic officer in the RIC and RUC, 1909-1948 (Four Courts Press, 2007)

Edited, The Irish Revolution, 1913-1923 (Palgrave, 2002)

Co-edited, Historisch terrorisme. De ervaring met politiek geweld in de moderne tijd. Leidschrift Historisch Tijdschrift 23/1 (2008)

Co-edited, Irish History. A Research Yearbook 1 (Four Courts Press , 2002, 2003 )

Co-edited, Irish History. A Research Yearbook 2 (Four Courts Press , 2002, 2003 )

Edited, Ireland in the 1930s. New Perspectives (Four Courts Press, 1999), 170p.

Articles and chapters:  

‘Performative Power and IRA trials’, in Beatrice de Graaf and Alex Schmid (eds), Terrorists on Trial. Performative Perspectives (Leiden, 2016) 

‘Nationalism as a political religion: The sacralization of the Irish Nation’ in Joost Augusteijn, Patrick Dassen, Maartje Janse (eds), Political Religion beyond Totalitarianism The Sacralization of Politics in the Age of Democracy (Basingstoke 2013), pp 136-159

‘Getting the IRA to the Table. Ending the Irish War of Independence, 1920-21’ in Klaus Weinhauer and Joerg Requate (eds), Gewalt ohne Ausweg? Terrorismus als Kommunikationsproczess in Europa seit dem 19. Jahrhundert (Frankfurt/New York 2012), pp 137-56

‘Irish nationalism and unionism between state, region and nation’, in: Joost Augusteijn and Eric Storm (eds), Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Nation-Building, Regional Identities and Separatism (Basingstoke 2012), 192-208

‘De historische ervaring met terrorisme’ in Hermes. Tijdschrift van de Vlaamse Vereniging Leraren Geschiedenis Mavo Pav Cultuurwetenschappen Vol. 16, No. 52, September 2012, pp 16-19

‘The Origins of Irish Nationalism in a European Context’ in Brian Heffernan (ed.), Life on the Fringe? Ireland and Europe, 1800-1922 (Dublin 2012), pp 15-38

‘1916: Patrick Pearse: proto-fascist eccentric or mainstream European thinker?’ in History Ireland Nov/Dec 2010 Vol.18 No.6, pp 34-7

‘Patrick Pearse and Ireland’s position in the Empire’, in Robert J. Blyth, Keith Jeffery (eds), The British Empire and its Contested Pasts (Historical Studies XXVI, Dublin 2009), pp. 235-52

‘The Road to Rebellion. The development of Patrick Pearse’s political thought, 1879-1914’, in Roisín Higgins, Regina Uí Chollatáin (Eds.), The Life and After-Life of P.H. Pearse (Dublin 2009), pp. 3-18

‘Politiek geweld en de moderne staat’ in Leidschrift Historisch Tijdschrift 23/1 (2008), pp 7-16

‘Accounting for the Emergence of Violent Activism among Irish Revolutionaries, 1916-1921 Irish Historical Studies Vol.XXXI, No.119 (May 2007)

Ireland and Europe: A Dutch Perspective’ in Radharc: A Journal of Irish and Irish-American Studies Vol.5-7 (2004-2006)

‘Why was Tipperary so Active in the War of Independence?’, in TipperaryHistorical Journal 2006

‘Van “Redders der Beschaving” tot “Keltische Tijger”. Ierland en Europa’ , in I. Goddeeris (ed.), De Europese Periferie (Leuven, 2004)

‘Political Violence and Democracy. An analysis of the tensions within Irish republican strategy, 1914-2002’, Irish Political Studies (2003)

‘Industrialisatie, Urbanisatie en de Ieren. Het publieke debat over de sociale kwestie in Engeland, 1830-50, Leidschrift 18/2 (2003)

‘Why did they Fight for Ireland? The motivation of ordinary Volunteers’, in J. Augusteijn (ed.), The Irish Revolution, 1913-1923 (Palgrave, 2002)

‘Teaching and Researching Irish History in Northern Ireland: A Personal View’, in European Review of History 9/1 (2002), pp. 101-11

Senior University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.65a




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