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List of publications is below

LINKS to work accessible online:

Online article, ‘What Ireland ate and drank during the Second World War’, RTÉ Brainstorm, 26 May 2020:

Online article, ‘Coronavirus and how Ireland’s Emergency introduced restrictions on daily life’, RTÉ Brainstorm, 25 March 2020:

Article on public feeding in WW1:

Latest book available at

REPORT on food policy in Peru / UK:

Links to recent Articles published on food security / food poverty:

Here are a couple of articles I’ve put in the public domain via

strong>My first book, Seán Lemass: Democratic Dictator, is available to buy or preview via Amazon:

I frequently contribute articles (like this one) to online magazines:

As a member of the History and Policy network, I occasionally publish online ‘opinion pieces’ like this one on ‘moral economy’ in England: and this one

Or reviews like this

Here’s a fuller list of my publications:


Food and Aviation in the Twentieth Century: the Pan American Ideal (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020)

‘Selling out on the Revolution for a plate of beans: the role of social eating in Perú’s Civil Conflict, 1980-2000’, in Battlefields and Homefronts: Food in Wartime ed. Justin Nordstrom (University of Arkansas Press, 2020)


  • A Different Shade of Green: the Alan McLoughlin Story (Ballpoint, 2014)
  • Ireland during the Second World War:Farewell to Plato’s Cave (Manchester University Press, 2014)
  • Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (Irish Academic Press, 2014)
  • Seán Lemass: Democratic Dictator (Collins, 2011)


The History of Social Eating (Bloomsbury Food Biblioguide)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • ‘Nutritional Reform and Public Feeding in Britain, 1917-1919’, in David Gentilcore and Matt Smith eds., Proteins, Pathologies and Politics: Dietary innovation and disease from the Nineteenth Century (Bloomsbury, 2018).
  • ‘The Greatest Famine Film Never Made’, in Marguerite Corporaal, Oona Frawley and Emily Mark-Fitzgerald eds. The Great Famine: Visual and Material Culture (Liverpool University Press, 2018), pp. 144-165
  • ‘The Dinner Table in the Second World War and after’, FEAST journal special edition ‘Setting the Table’, 2017, pp. 72-86.
  • ‘The Greatest Famine Film Never Made’, History Ireland 25/1, January/February 2017.
  • ‘Food, the Emergency and the Lower Class Irish Body, c.1939-45’, in David Durnin and Ian Miller eds Medicine, Health and Irish experiences of Conflict  1914-1945  (Manchester University Press, 2017), 45-61.
  • The British ‘National Kitchen’ of the First World War. Journal of War & Culture Studies, 10. ISSN 1752-6272
  • ‘Food and Drink at the 1939 New York World’s Fair’ in A Taste of Progress: Food at International and World Exhibitions in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Ashgate, 2015)
  • ‘How shall we kill the evening? Adolescence and the second generation in Independent Ireland’, in Adolescence in Modern Irish History (Palgrave, 2015)
  • “The most Important Thing in the World’: Food and the Second World War’, Food History 11/2, 2014.
  • ‘How Guinness Saved Ireland’, Irish America June/July 2014; History Ireland 22/5 Sept/Oct 2014.
  • “A pleasant little game of money-making’: Ireland and the ‘new smuggling’ Eire-Ireland Spring/Summer 2014 pp. 44-68
  • ‘Coercion in the Irish countryside’, Irish Economic and Social History 38 (Manchester University Press, 2011)
  • ‘Notorious Anarchists: The Irish Smallholder and the State’ in Riotous Assemblies (Mercier, 2010)
  • ‘Second Generation Male Youth in Independent Ireland’ in Adolescence in Modern Irish History (forthcoming, Palgrave MacMillan, 2012)
  • ‘Fear and Loathing in Liverpool: Local Reactions to the IRA’s 1939 Bombing Campaign’, in Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Historical Society, 2013
  • ‘The Irish Left, the 2011 Election, and the European Debt crisis’ in Political Communications in Ireland (forthcoming, Liverpool University Press, 2014)
  • ‘The Decision to Introduce Rationing in Ireland’, in A Link in the Chain: Essays in Celebration of Hilda Tweedy (Arlen House, 2011)
  • ‘The Construction Corps, 1940-48’, Saothar 32 (2007)
  • ‘Responsible Capitalism: A Return to ‘Moral Economy’ in England? History and Policy(February, 2012)
  • ‘Anti-Semitism in Ireland and Europe’ in Anti-Semitism in Slovakia and Europe: Proceedings from the Nation’s Memory Institute (forthcoming, Comenius University Bratislava, 2013)
  • ‘The Shadow of a Gunman: Ireland’s ‘Architect’ and National Artistic Expression’ (Nordic Irish Studies)

2 responses to “Publications

  1. “The most Important Thing in the World’: Food and the Second World War’, Food History 11/2, 2014. Is there any way to read this online or is it fire walled?

  2. Grace Brady

    Dr. Evans, your article in is a great lesson for all of us, particularly in countries like England and the U.S. where the people living below the poverty level is unfortunately very high and makes no sense. While food banks do provide a service to those with no where else to turn, the communal kitchen addresses much more than hunger – sense of community, social isolation, nutrition, etc. and does so in a compassionate way. Continue the good work you are doing…this model is an inspiration to us all.

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