Directory of Experts

Fionna Barber, Manchester School of Art

  • Irish art and visual culture; visualising gender, sexuality and embodiment; Northern Ireland conflict and post-conflict art/ visual culture; trauma

Dr Richard Barlow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • James Joyce; Irish Modernism; Irish and Scottish Studies

Dr Hilary Bishop, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Cultural and Historical Geography; Archaeology; Catholic Mass Rocks and Mass Paths; Folklore

Dr Scott Brewster, University of Lincoln

  • Modern and Contemporary Irish literature; Northern Irish poetry; Irish Gothic

Dr Richard Butler, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester

  • Irish cities; Irish Catholic Church; town planning; architectural heritage and conservation; Irish prisons; environment and landscape studies

Dr Gemma Clark, University of Exeter

  • Modern Irish History, especially violence, popular protest, nationalism, Anglo-Irish politics, the Irish Revolution (1912–23); civil war; arson

Dr Nicholas Collins, Swansea University

  • Shakespeare and Ireland/Ireland in Shakespeare; John Banville’s fiction; literary theory; modern and contemporary Irish literature

Dr Sophie Cooper, University of Edinburgh

  • Irish diaspora history; Irish in Australia & United States; women religious; nineteenth century; education

Alexander Coupe, Goldsmiths, University of London

  • 20th-21st-century Northern Irish/ Irish theatre, live art, dance, cultural performance; gender & politics of leadership, authority, power-sharing

Professor Graham Dawson, Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton

  • politics of memory in Ireland; cultural memory and oral/life histories of the Northern Ireland conflict; post-conflict culture and conflict transformation; the Northern Irish Troubles in Britain

Emma Dewhirst, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

  • Modern Irish and British History; Irish Revolution (1912-1923); Republicanism; Networks; Radicalism; C20th Irish Labour Politics; Emotion; and Gender

Seán Donnelly, Teeside University

  • Modern Irish history, particularly the Civil War period; intellectual history; political thought; Ireland and empire; postcolonialism

Dr Clare Downham, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

  • Medieval Ireland; The Viking Age; Anglo-Saxon history; early medieval Scotland

Tim Ellis, Teeside University

  • Modern Irish history, particularly the history of the Irish Free State; cultural history; history of political culture; history of politics and visual culture; history of gender and masculinities

Christy Evans, Coláiste na nGael, Former European Commission Language Ambassador

  • The Irish language

Dr Melissa Fegan, University of Chester

  • Nineteenth-century Irish literature; representations of the Famine in literature; Irish travel literature

Professor Richard Grayson, Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Ireland and the First World War; Irish Revolution; early C20th Belfast; early C20th Dublin; commemoration and remembrance

Claire Green, Queen Mary University of London

  • Republican and loyalist music; Political imprisonment in Northern Ireland; Paramilitary culture; Sectarianism and diaspora

Dr Brian Griffin, Bath Spa University

  • Police and crime in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Ireland; sport in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland, especially cycling; Fenianism

Dr Keith Hopper, Kellogg College, Oxford; studying at King’s College London

  • Modern and contemporary Irish Literature & Film; Modernism & Post-modernism; Critical Theory; Adaptation Studies; Digital Humanities

Mx Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston, Hertford College, University of Oxford

  • Irish Modernism; Modernist Studies; Censorship and Obscenity; Social History of Medicine, Gender, Sexuality, and the Body

Dr George Legg, King’s College London

  • Irish & British Literature; Capitalism; Political Violence; Urban Studies; Cultural Theory

Dr Eleni Loukopoulou

  • James Joyce; Modernist Studies; History of the Book; Literary London; Medical Humanities

Professor James McAuley, University of Huddersfield

  • Ulster Unionist politics; Loyalist politics; Memory and the Conflict; Political Violence

Professor Ian McBride, University of Oxford

  • Modern Irish History, especially the eighteenth century; the Northern Ireland Troubles; intellectual history and historiography

Dr Terence McBride, Open University

  • Irishness in Victorian Scotland; Irish Home Rulers and Early Labour
    Movement in Scotland; Glasgow Free Press and Irish Civic in 1850s/60s Glasgow

Dr Caroline Magennis, University of Salford

  • Contemporary Writing; Irish Fiction, Northern Irish Culture; Theoretical Approaches to Gender; Sexuality and the Body

Dr Mo Moulton, University of Birmingham

  • Irish diaspora; Irish in Britain; postcolonial history; gender history; queer history

Dr Claire Nally, Northumbria University

  • Modern and contemporary Irish literature (specifically W. B. Yeats); the occult; Irish advertising; contemporary fiction; historical fiction in Ireland

Prof. Catherine Nash, Queen Mary University of London

  • Irish cultural geographies; national belonging; genealogical and genomic relatedness; the Border

Dr Jennifer Orr, Newcastle University

  • literary networks and correspondence; Comparative Romantic Literature (Scottish and Irish); print culture (especially newspapers); poetic self-fashioning in the ‘long’ Eighteenth Century, especially labouring-class.

Professor Michael Parker, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Department of Continuing Education

  • Northern Ireland literature history, politics and culture; Irish Poetry and Fiction; Seamus Heaney

Dr Terry Phillips, Liverpool Hope University

  • Irish Literature and the First World War; Twentieth-century Irish fiction

Dr Joan Redmond, King’s College London

  • Early modern Ireland; religion, ethnicity and identity; violence and popular protest, rebellion; Atlantic history and British history

Dr Maggie Scull, NUI Galway

  • Irish Catholic Church; Religious History; the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’; Entangled History; Catholicism; Peace and Reconciliation Studies

Dr Diane Urquhart, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

  • Women’s history; gender history; divorce; abortion; 19th and 20th- century Irish politics

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