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Interests

Andrew Holmes is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast (1998), the University of St Andrews (2000), and Queen's, again, in 2002. Since being awarded his doctorate, he has been a Research Associate at the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages at the University of Ulster, where he also taught Irish history, and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's. He took up his present appointment in October 2006.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2007 and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2008. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Irish Historical Studies and a committee member of the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies. In 2016, he was an Eaton Fellow at the University of New Brunswick and has previously been a Visiting Scholar at Boston College (2011) and at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh (2009, 2013).

Research Statement

The history of religion in Ireland from c. 1660 to the present day with particular reference to Presbyterianism and evangelicalism.

He is author of The Irish Presbyterian Mind: Conservative Theology, Evangelical Experience, and Modern Criticism, 1830-1930 (OUP 2018) and The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice 1770-1840 (OUP 2006). He is co-editor of four edited volumes and has published a series of articles in major history journals, including, English Historical Review, Historical Journal, Journal of British Studies, History of European Ideas, Church History, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library, Irish Historical Studies, and Irish Economic and Social History. In addition, he has been commissioned to write substantial chapters for a series of landmark survey works: The Cambridge History of Christianity, The Cambridge Social History of Ireland, The Cambridge History of Ireland, and The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions.

Dr Holmes is the Principal Investigator on the research project, ‘Fundamentalism as an Ulster Phenomena? Popular Protestantism, 1859-1939’, which is generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust until September 2020.

Teaching

Dr Andrew Holmes teaches on the following programmes / modules:

 

Undergraduate

Religion in an Age of Revolutions: Britain and Ireland, 1688-1798 (Level 1)

The Death of Christian Britain, c. 1789 to 1914? (Level 1)

Uniting Kingdoms? Britain and Ireland, 1603-1815 (Level 2)

Presbyterians in Ulster, 1690-1840 (Level 3)

Protestantism, evangelicalism and Ulster society: from the United Irishmen to Ian Paisley (Level 3)

 

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Research Output 2003 2018

Protestant Dissent in Ireland

Holmes, A., 18 Jun 2018, The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century, c.1689-c.1828. Thompson, A. C. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 119-38

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Protestantism in the Nineteenth Century: Revival and Crisis

Holmes, A., 26 Apr 2018, The Cambridge History of Ireland, Volume III: 1730-1880. Kelly, J. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 331-49

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Review of Kyle Hughes, The Scots in Victorian and Edwardian Belfast: A Study in Elite Migration (Edinburgh, 2013)

Holmes, A., 01 Sep 2018, In : Scottish Historical Review. 97, 2, p. 232-233

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Presbyterian
Criticism
Ireland
Denomination
Presbyterian Church

Union and Presbyterian Ulster Scots: William McComb, James McKnight, and The Repealer Repulsed

Holmes, A., 18 Jan 2018, Literature and Unions: Scottish Texts , British Contexts. Carruthers, G. & Kidd, C. (eds.). Oxford : Oxford University Press, p. 165-91

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Prizes

Elected Fellow

Andrew Holmes (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Election to learned society

Activities 2001 2019

University of Aberystwyth - UG External Examiner in Modern History

Andrew Holmes (Examiner)
Jan 2019Jan 2023

Activity: Examination typesUG external examination

External PhD examiner - Maynooth University

Andrew Holmes (Examiner)
17 Jan 2019

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

Anti-Catholicism in Europe & America, 1520-1900, University of Newcastle

Andrew Holmes (Invited speaker)
11 Sep 201813 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The Forgotten Irish? Presbyterian emigration and religious networks in the nineteenth-century North Atlantic world

Andrew Holmes (Keynote speaker)
28 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

The Irish Presbyterian Mind, 1830-1930

Andrew Holmes (Lecturer)
08 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Made in Ulster

Andrew Holmes

06/05/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Historical Consultant and Contributor - Wayfaring Strangers BBCNI, April 2017

Andrew Holmes

02/04/2017

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Contributor - Imagining Ulster - three-part documentary broadcast March 2015

Andrew Holmes

01/03/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Presenter: Weaving Words - Francis Boyle of Gilnahirk

Andrew Holmes

14/04/2012

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Thesis

The Victoria Institute 1865-1932: A Case Study in the Relationship between Science and Religion

Author: Mathieson, S., Sep 2018

Supervisor: Holmes, A. (Supervisor) & Finnegan, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy