Western University HistoryWestern Social Science

Andrew Iarocci

- Assistant Professor

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PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2005

Telephone:  519-661-2111 Ext. 80153
Email: aiarocc@uwo.ca
Office: Lawson Hall 2250
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm


Research Interests

My research interests encompass twentieth-century warfare, military transportation and procurement, and more generally, the material culture of modern conflict.

Major Research Projects

Chariots of Mars: Mechanization, Transportation, and Logistics in Canada’s Overseas Forces, 1914-19

I am working under contract with the University of Toronto Press on Chariots of Mars, a study of military transportation during the First World War, with emphasis on the new roles played by motor vehicles in the forward area. There are also chapters on procurement, driver training, automobile culture in the overseas forces, narrow gauge railway and specialist vehicles such as ambulances. The research phase for this manuscript was largely completed during a postdoctoral fellowship at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, between 2007 and 2010.

Canada’s World Wars

In partnership with Dr. Jeff Keshen, of Mount Royal University, I am preparing a new survey history of Canada’s experiences in the First and Second World Wars. This text offers a balanced perspective of homefront and battlefront, with an eye to the latest scholarly interpretations of key historical questions. The text will be published by the University of Toronto Press.


Select Publications

Books and Edited Collections




Historical Pamphlets and Short Books

Chapters in Edited Collections

Referred Journal Publications


Awards and Distinctions