Irish history from 1690 to 1848 and the history of political thought, particularly patriotism and nationalism. Click here for a list of publications.
Currently working on two major research projects:
- an edition of the correspondence of Hugh Boulter, Archbishop of Armagh 1724-42, with Dr Kenneth Milne (official historiographer of the Church of Ireland) (due for publication in 2009)
- a book From the Boyne to the Famine. Politics and Society in Ireland 1688-1848 (to be published by Routledge).
ReviewingBook reviewer for English Historical Review; History; Parliamentary History; Irish Studies Review; American Historical Review; European Review of History; Eighteenth-Century Ireland; Irish Economic and Social History; Irish Historical Studies; Parliament, Estates and Representation; Journal of Ecclesiastical History; and H-ALBION.
Membership of Professional Bodies:
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (elected 1998)
Member of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland
Member of the Irish Historical Society
Member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society
Has supervised two PhD and one MPhil students to completion and is currently supervising three PhD students. Has acted as an internal examiner for two PhDs. In 2008 acted as an external examiner for a PhD (European Doctorate) at the University of La Coruna, Spain.