Pue’s Occurrences was an eighteenth-century newspaper ‘containing the most authentick and freshest translations from all parts, carefully collected and impartially translated’. Our Irish history blog aims to provide a bit of freshness and debate, as well as viewing Irish history (and history in Ireland) as impartially as possible. We welcome suggestions, contributions and discussion.
Juliana Adelman completed a PhD in history at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2006. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin. Her research is on the relationship between animals and humans in the city during the nineteenth century. She is the author of Communities of Science in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Pickering and Chatto, 2009) as well as articles on the Dublin Natural History Museum, the Eozoon controversy, the Dublin zoo and Irish agricultural education. She serves on the Royal Irish Academy’s Committee for the History of Irish Science and on the committee of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland. If you are a glutton for punishment you can download and read her PhD.
Lisa-Marie Griffith completed a PhD in 2008 at Trinity College, Dublin and holds an MA from UCD. Her research interest is the late eighteenth-century middle class but has a more general interest in all things to do with Dublin history and the social and cultural history of the early-modern period. Lisa-Marie was executive producer of the 2005 Anna Livia, now Dublin City fm, radio series Delving into Dublin’s past. She is a coordinator of the City of Dublin Research Group which aims to bring together those who are working on the history of post-medeival Dublin. She works at the National Print Museum where she teaches on a Culture and Heritage Studies programme.
Tina Morin completed a PhD in English Literature at Trinity College Dublin in 2007. After enjoying a two-year lectureship in the School of English at University College Cork, and a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast, she returned to Trinity, where she is currently an IRCHSS postdoctoral research fellow in the School of English. Her research focuses primarily on the role of the literary Gothic in Romantic Ireland, and she has several articles, published and forthcoming, examining Gothic themes and modes in Irish Romantic fiction.. Her first book, Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction, will appear in 2011 from Manchester University Press. In the meantime, she is working on a second monograph, The Gothic Novel in Ireland, 1760-1830, under the auspices of her IRCHSS funding.
Kevin O’Sullivan holds an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences CARA Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship at the School of History of Archives, University College Dublin and is a visiting research fellow at the School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham. His current research project (‘The Humanitarian International: Aid, NGOs and Western Society, 1968-85’) examines the cultural, social and political phenomena that inspired the rapid expansion of the NGO sector in Western Europe. His research interests are in Western relations with the developing world, including the history of foreign aid and the role of empire in shaping modern European identities. His first book, Ireland, Africa and the End of Empire, will be published in 2012 by Manchester University Press.Kevin was previously an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellow at UCD School of History and Archives (2009-2011) and completed his PhD at Trinity College Dublin in 2008. In 2011 he worked with Irish Aid and the Irish Higher Education Authority on its Programme of Strategic Co-operation Between Irish Aid and Higher Education and Research Institutes, and produced a programmatic analysis of the scheme’s progress to date. He has also worked as a researcher for KMF Productions on RTÉ’s ‘What in the World?’ television series. In 2007 he travelled to Angola to make a programme on oil wealth in Africa and was later involved in a documentary on the impact of unexploded munitions from the South-East Asian wars of the 1960s on contemporary Laos.