20002019

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Interests

Professor O'Dowd's research interests have focussed on early modern Ireland and more recently on women and gender in Irish history. She was a founding member of the Women's History Association of Ireland and served as president of the International Federation for Research in Women's History, 2000-2005. In 2010 she was elected an honorary member of the Federation's Board in recognition of her work for the Federation.  Professor O'Dowd is a member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission and a member of the Board of the National Museum of Ireland.  She was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2010 and is currently the Secretary for Polite Literature and Antiquities/Humanities in the Academy.  Professor O'Dowd's co-authored history of marriage in Ireland, 1660-1925 will be published by Cambridge University Press later this year.

 

 

Particulars

Research Statement

Gender and women's history; history of marriage; family history; early modern Ireland; historiography.

Teaching

Professor Mary O'Dowd teaches on the following programmes / modules:

Undergraduate

HIS 2052, Love, Life and Death in England and Ireland, 1350-1650

HIS 2055 History and Society

HIS 3086 Family, Gender and Household, c. 1750-1844

Teaching

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Projects

R1934HIS: Marriage in Ireland 1660-1925

O'Dowd, M.

01/08/200717/12/2019

Project: Research

Research Output

Reading the Irishwoman: Studies in Cultural Encounter and Exchange, 1714-1960

Meaney, G., O'Dowd, M. & Whelan, B., May 2013, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 272 p. (Reappraisals in Irish History)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Politics, Patriotism and Women in Ireland, Britain and Colonial America, c.1700-c.1780

    O'Dowd, M., Dec 2010, In : Journal of Women's History. 22 , 4, p. 15-38 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Popular Writers: Women Historians, the Academic Community and National History Writing

    O'Dowd, M., Nov 2012, Setting the Standards Institutions, Networks and Communities of National Historiography Comparative Approaches. Porciani, I. & Tollebeek, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 351-371 20 p. (Writing the Nation; vol. 2).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Women in Ulster, 1600-1800

    O'Dowd, M., 2012, Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society. Kennedy, L. & Ollerenshaw, P. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 43-57 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    O'Connell and the Lady Patriots: Women and O'Connellite Politics, 1824-1845

    O'Dowd, M., Dec 2007, Politics and Political Culture in Britain and Ireland, 1750-1850: Essays in Tribute to Peter Jupp. Blackstock, A. & Magennis, E. (eds.). Ulster Historical Foundation, p. 283-303 21 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Prizes

    Annual Fund Award for Teaching Project on HIS2055

    Mary O'Dowd (Recipient), 2009

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Elected Member of Royal Irish Academy

    Mary O'Dowd (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Election to learned society

    PG Supervisory Excellence Award

    Mary O'Dowd (Recipient), 13 May 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    European Social Science History Conference

    Mary O'Dowd (Speaker)
    05 Apr 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    External Examiner, Ph D Level, Maynooth University

    Mary O'Dowd (Examiner)
    21 Feb 2018

    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    Women's History Association of Ireland Conference

    Mary O'Dowd (Keynote speaker)
    16 Feb 2018

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

    Policy Oversight Group Royal Irish Academy (External organisation)

    Mary O'Dowd (Advisor)
    30 Mar 201830 Mar 2021

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

    Royal Irish Academy Polite Literaure and Antiquities Committee (External organisation)

    Mary O'Dowd (Chair)
    30 Mar 201830 Mar 2021

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of national or international committees and working groups

    Thesis

    Elite Women and Material Culture in Ireland, 1770-1840

    Author: Thorpe, R., 05 Jul 2018

    Supervisor: O'Dowd, M. (Supervisor) & Purdue, O. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Irish warfare in the age of the military revolution : the 'Nine Years War', 1593-1603

    Author: O'Neill, J., 2013

    Supervisor: O'Dowd, M. (Supervisor) & Connolly, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Love, life and the family in the Ulster Presbyterian community, 1780-1844

    Author: Calvert, L., Oct 2014

    Supervisor: O'Dowd, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    File

    The political role of women in north-east Ulster, 1890-1940

    Author: Urquhart, D., Sep 1996

    Supervisor: O'Dowd, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    File

    Women in Education in North-West Donegal

    Author: Ni Bhaoill, M., 2013

    Supervisor: O'Dowd, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy