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Gavin Daly

Senior Lecturer, History (European)
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Dr Gavin Daly is a Senior Lecturer in European History in the School of Humanities. He works in the fields of late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British and French history.

Biography

Gavin completed a PhD on the history of Napoleonic France at the University of NSW before taking up a position as lecturer in Modern European History at Murdoch University, WA, between 1998-2002. Gavin joined the University of Tasmania in 2003.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhD Napoleonic Rouen: Society, the State and the Prefectoral Administration in the Seine-InfĂ©rieureUniversity of New South WalesAustralia1998
BA Hons University of New South WalesAustralia1991

Teaching

Britain and France in the long eighteenth century, French Revolution and Napoleon War, society and culture, New Military History, European revolutions and dictatorships

Teaching expertise

  • Britain and France in the long eighteenth century
  • French Revolution and Napoleon
  • War, society and culture
  • New Military History
  • European revolutions and dictatorships

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Britain and France
  • British army
  • War, society and culture
  • The Napoleonic Wars
  • The Peninsular War
  • The French Revolution and Napoleon
  • Modern war

Current projects

Sieges, violence and the laws of war in the Napoleonic era.

Fields of Research

  • European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman) (430308)
  • British history (430304)
  • International relations (440808)
  • Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant (430104)
  • International criminal law (480306)
  • History and philosophy of law and justice (500202)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology (280113)
  • Understanding past societies (130799)
  • Understanding Europe's past (130704)
  • International relations (230399)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Justice and the law (230499)

Publications

Gavin’s research has been published in monographs, edited collections, and in numerous leading journals, including English Historical Review, The Historical Journal, Historical Research, French History, and the Journal of British Studies.

His book The British Soldier in the Peninsular War: Encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), was runner up for the 2013 Templer Medal, awarded annually by the British Society for Army Historical Research for the best book on the history of the British or Commonwealth armies.

His most recent book is Storm and Sack: British Sieges, Violence and the Laws of War in the Napoleonic Era, 1799–1815 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2022).

Total publications

26

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2009Journal ArticleDaly G, 'A dirty, indolent, priest-ridden city: British soldiers in Lisbon during the Peninsular War, 1808-1813', History, 94, (316) pp. 461-482. ISSN 0018-2648 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-229X.2009.00466.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6

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2007Journal ArticleDaly G, 'Napoleon and the 'City of Smugglers', 1810-1814', Historical Journal, 50, (2) pp. 333-352. ISSN 0018-246X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X07006097 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2001BookDaly G, 'Inside Napoleonic France: State and Society in Rouen 1800-1815', Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 290. ISBN 0754603571 (2001) [Authored Research Book]

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Journal Article

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2020Daly G, 'Anglo-French sieges, the laws of war, and the limits of enmity in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814', The English Historical Review, 135, (574) pp. 572-604. ISSN 0013-8266 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ehr/ceaa190 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Daly G, ' The sacking of a town is an abomination': siege, sack and violence to civilians in British officers' writings on the Peninsular War - the case of Badajoz', Historical Research pp. 1-23. ISSN 1468-2281 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1468-2281.12252 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2017Daly G, 'British soldiers and the legend of Napoleon', Historical Journal, 61, (1) pp. 131-153. ISSN 0018-246X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X16000479 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

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2016Daly G, 'Review of Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormack eds., Britain's Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society', English Historical Review, 131, (549) pp. 468-469. ISSN 0013-8266 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2016Daly G, ''Barbarity more suited to Savages': British Soldiers' Views of Spanish and Portuguese Violence during the Peninsular War, 1808-1814', War and Society, 35, (4) pp. 242-258. ISSN 0729-2473 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/07292473.2016.1244920 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 5

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2016Daly G, 'War and the French Revolution', Agoroa, 51, (1) pp. 13-18. ISSN 0874-5498 (2016) [Non Refereed Article]

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2010Daly G, 'All Men Are Brethren: Prisoners of War in Scotland, 1803a '1814 a ' By Ian MacDougall', History: The Journal of the Historical Association, 95, (320) pp. 508. ISSN 0018-2648 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2009Daly G, 'A dirty, indolent, priest-ridden city: British soldiers in Lisbon during the Peninsular War, 1808-1813', History, 94, (316) pp. 461-482. ISSN 0018-2648 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-229X.2009.00466.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6

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2008Daly G, 'Napoleon and the Guinea Smugglers', Trafalgar Chronicle: Yearbook of the 1805 Club, 18 pp. 117-125. ISSN 1902-3921 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2007Daly G, 'English Smugglers, the Channel, and the Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1814', Journal of British Studies, 46, (1) pp. 30-46. ISSN 0021-9371 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/508397 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2007Daly G, 'Napoleon and the 'City of Smugglers', 1810-1814', Historical Journal, 50, (2) pp. 333-352. ISSN 0018-246X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X07006097 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2004Daly G, 'Napoleon's Lost Legions: French Prisoners of War in Britain, 1803-1814', History: Journal of the Historical Association, 89, (3) pp. 361-80. ISSN 0018-2648 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-229X.2004.00304.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 14

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2001Daly G, 'Merchants and Maritime Commerce in Napoleonic Normandy', French History, 15, (1) pp. 28-50. ISSN 0269-1191 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Daly G, 'The British Soldier in the Peninsular War: Encounters with Spain and Portugal, 1808-1814', Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom, pp. 318. ISBN 9781137323828 (2013) [Authored Research Book]

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2001Daly G, 'Inside Napoleonic France: State and Society in Rouen 1800-1815', Ashgate, Aldershot, pp. 290. ISBN 0754603571 (2001) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

(5 outputs)
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2016Daly G, 'War in the Revolutionary-Napolenic Age: the French experience, 1792-1815', Violence and the State, Manchester University Press, Killingsworth M, Sussex M and Pakulski J (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 15-39. ISBN 9780719097027 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Killingsworth M, Sussex M, Daly G, 'Conclusions: violence and the state - past, present and the future', Violence and the state, Manchester University Press, Killingsworth M, Sussex M and Pakulski Jan (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 205-219. ISBN 9780719097027 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Killingsworth M; Sussex M

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2013Daly G, 'Liberators and Tourists: British Soldiers in Madrid during the Peninsular War', Soldiering in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1850: Men of Arms, Palgrave Macmillan, CA Kennedy and M McCormack (ed), Basingstoke, pp. 117-135. ISBN 9781137270870 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Daly Gavin, 'Plunder on the Peninsula: British Soldiers and Local Civilians during the Peninsular War, 1808-1813', Civilians and War in Europe, 1618-1815, Liverpool University Press, Erica Charters, Eve Rosenhaft and Hannah Smith (ed), Liverpool, pp. 209-224. ISBN 9781846317118 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Daly G, ''Little Emperors?' Investigating Prefectoral Rule in the Departments', Napoleon and his Empire: Europe, 1804-1814, Palgrave Macmillan, Philip G. Dwyer and Alan Forrest (ed), New York, pp. 44-60. ISBN 9780230008069 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Daly G, 'Alan Forrest, Great Battles: Waterloo', French History, 31, (2) pp. 253-254. ISSN 0269-1191 (2017) [Review Single Work]

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Other Public Output

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Daly G, 'French Revolution - Part I', Statewide Evenings with Michael Veitch, 936 ABC Hobart Radio, Hobart, 7 August (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Daly G, 'French Revolution - Part II', Statewide Evenings with Michael Veitch, 936 ABC Hobart Radio, Hobart, 30 August (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Daly G, 'Russian Revolution - Part I', Statewide Evenings with Michael Veitch, 936 ABC Hobart Radio, Hobart, 13 September (2012) [Media Interview]

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2012Daly G, 'Russian Revolution - Part II', Statewide Evenings with Michael Veitch, 936 ABC Hobart Radio, Hobart, 20 September (2012) [Media Interview]

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2011Daly G, 'Napoleon and the French Revolution', Statewide Evenings with Annie Warburton, 936 ABC Hobart, Hobart, 30 November (2011) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$11,500

Projects

British Soldiers and French Society during the First World War, 1914-18. (2005)$11,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,500)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Daly G
Year
2005

Research Supervision

Gavin welcomes expressions of interest from new MA or PhD students wishing to study in any of the following areas: Late eighteenth and early-nineteenth century British and French history, War in early modern and modern Europe.

Current

3

Completed

7

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDWilkes and War: Politics, culture and identity in Britain, 1760-17892015
PhDBritish Military Amphibious Operations in the mid-Eighteenth Century (1740-1789): ordered execution or "events left to fortune"; an examination of the influence of the respective cultures of the Royal Navy and British Army on;;combined operations2017
PhDThe Home Front in Tasmania during World War 22020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Reform Treatises and Discourse of Early Tudor Ireland, c. 15151541
Candidate: Chad Tavis Marshall
2019
PhDConfronting Barbary: Reappraising the responses of Britons to engagement with Moroccans, and their influence on Anglo-Moroccan relations,16251684
Candidate: Rickie Lette
2019
PhDThe Junior British Army Officer: Experience and identity, 1793-1815
Candidate: David Lachlan Huf
2017
PhDMauritius Caught in the Web of Empire: The legal system, crime punishment and labour 18251845
Candidate: Eilin Friis Hordvik
2016
MastersOverlooked: Tasmanian Aborigines in the First World War
Candidate: Andrea Elizabeth Gerrard
2015
Masters'un mal pequeno para un gran bien': Smallpox Prevention and the Dissemination of New Ideas in Spain 1725-1775
Candidate: Jacqueline Mary Gratton
2012
PhD'Branded D on The Left Side': A Study of Former Soldiers and Marines Transported to Van Diemen's Land: 1804-1854
Candidate: Phillip James Hilton
2010