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      Interests

      Marie Coleman is a graduate of University College Dublin. She has worked previously in the National Library of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy (on the Dictionary of Irish Biography), the University of Limerick, University College Dublin (where she held a Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2001-3) and the National University of Ireland, Galway. She joined Queen's in September 2004. She is a committee-member of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, secretary of the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy's National Committee for Historical Sciences.

      Research Statement

      My principal research interests are in twentieth-century Irish history, especially the Irish revolution. I have recently completed a history of the Irish hospitals' sweepstake lottery (1930-87) [ The Irish Sweep: a history of the Irish Hospitals Sweepstake, 1930-1987 (University College Dublin Press, 2009), which examined the role of gambling in Ireland and the financing and development of Irish hospitals in the twentieth century.

      I am beginning a new research project on revolutionary veterans in independent Ireland, which looks at the experience of activists from the Irish revolution period in the Irish state after independence. At present I am working on an article on the award of military service pensions to these men and women.

      Teaching

      Undergraduate

      110MHY101Introduction to History I
      210MHY102Introduction to History II
      110HIS211Politics and society in 19th century Ireland
      210HIS212Politics and society in 19th century Ireland
      110HIS340Radical Politics in the Irish Free State
      110HIS373The Irish Revolution
      210HIS245The USA in the 20th Century

      Postgraduate

      210MHY755 Women in Modern Ireland

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