Dr David Murphy



Rhetoric House
(01) 708 6827


Dr Murphy is a graduate of University College, Dublin (BA, MLitt) and Trinity College, Dublin (PhD). He has taught at both of these institutions, teaching electives on European and Irish history as well as military history and the history of polar exploration. Between 1997 and 2005 he was a major contributor to the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography, writing almost 400 biographical entries. During this period working for the Royal Irish Academy, he was also seconded to the Irish Manuscripts Commission. In 2004 he became the first Irish scholar to be awarded a fellowship to the West Point Summer Seminar in Military History. He is a member of various societies including the T.E. Lawrence Society and the Ormonde Military History Society. Since 2008, he has acted as a reader for academic publishers, including Four Courts Press, Palgrave-MacMillan, Yale UK and Liverpool University Press. He is a member of the Royal United Services Institute and is an external examiner for Department of Defence Studies, King's College, London. See his personal website at http://www.davidmurphymilitaryhistory.com/


Year Publication
2015 David Murphy (2015) Breaking Point of the French army: the Nivelle Offensive of 1917. UK: Pen and Sword.
2014 David Murphy (2014) Lawrence d'Arabia. : Biblioteca di arte militare.
2011 Dr David Murphy (2011) Lawrence of Arabia. : Osprey.
2009 Murphy, David & Genet-Rouffiac, Nathalie (2009) Franco-Irish Military Connections, 1590-1945. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
2008 Murphy, David (2008) The Arab Revolt: Lawrence sets Arabia ablaze. : Osprey.
2007 Murphy, David (2007) Irish Regiments in the World Wars. : Osprey.
2007 Murphy, David (2007) Condottiere 1300-1500: Infamous Medieval Mercenaries. : Osprey.
2007 Murphy, David (2007) The Irish Brigades, 1685-2006; a gazetteer of Irish military service, past and present. : Four Courts Press.
2004 Murphy, David (2004) The Arctic Fox: the life of Admiral Sir Francis Leopold McClintock. : Collins Press.
2002 Murphy, David (2002) Ireland and the Crimean War . : Four Courts Press.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2013 Dr David Murphy (2013) '“A sideshow of a sideshow? The Arab Revolt (1916-18) and the development of modern desert warfare”' In: Mathias Strohn(Eds.). The World War I Companion. Oxford : Osprey.
2010 Dr David Murphy (2010) '“Le traitement des prisonniers durant la guerre civile irlandaise, 1922-1923”' In: Genet-Rouffiac, Jean-Lou Monot and Christophe Bertrand(Eds.). Des prisonniers de guerre aux personnes capturées. Vincennes, Paris : Service Historique de la Defense.
2009 Murphy, D. (2009) ''I was terribly frightened at times’: Irish men and women in the French Resistance and F Section of SOE, 1940-5' In: Genet-Rouffiac, Nathalie and Murphy, David(Eds.). Franco-Irish Military Connections, 1590-1945. Dublin : Four Courts Press.
2006 Murphy, D. (2006) 'William Howard Russell and the development of war journalism' In: Adrian-Silvan Ionescu(Eds.). Razboiul Crimeii: 150 de ani de la incheiere. Romania : Muzeul Brailei.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2008 Murphy, D. (2008) 'Paddy fait de la résistance'. REVUE HISTORIQUE DES ARMÉES, 253 . [Full-Text]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2009 (2009) Irish men and women in the French Resistance and F-section of SOE during WWII Department of History NUI, Maynooth, .
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Recent Students

Graduation date Name Degree
2015 Catherine Bergin PhD in Arts
2021 Laura Servilan Brown PhD in Arts
2017 Thomas Kenny PhD in Arts
2013 Ciaran McDonnell PhD in Arts
2021 Jack Kavanagh PhD in Arts
2014 Luke Diver PhD in Arts