Mary O'Dowd

Professor

  • Room 01.005 - 17 University Square

    United Kingdom

20002019
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Personal profile

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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Ireland Arts & Humanities
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Federation Arts & Humanities
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National History Arts & Humanities

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Projects 2007 2007

R1934HIS: Marriage in Ireland 1660-1925

O'Dowd, M.

01/08/200721/11/2019

Project: Research

Selected Research Output 2000 2019

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

Enlightenment
Emigration
Western Societies
Consumer Culture
Discourse

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
patriotism
Ireland
boycott
politics
seventeenth century

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 Writers
Historian
National History
History Writing
Popular History
2 Citations (Scopus)

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)

Ulster
Industry
Property Rights
Economic Change
Political Alliances

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

A History of Women in Ireland, 1500-1800

O'Dowd, M., Jan 2005, Pearson. 334 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ireland
History
Colonization
Government
Lordship

Field Day Anthology of Irish Literature. Irish Women's Writing and Traditions, Vols 4-5

O'Dowd, M., Kilfeather, S., Bourke, A., Luddy, M., Mac Curtain, M., Meaney, G., Ni Dhonnchadha, M. & Wills, C., Sep 2002, Cork University Press. 3201 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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)

student

Activities 2007 2018

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

National University of Ireland, Galway (External organisation)

Mary O'Dowd (Advisor)
01 Feb 201801 Sep 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Palgrave Macmillan (Publisher)

Mary O'Dowd (Editor), June Purvis (Editor)
10 Apr 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Royal Irish Academy Executive (External organisation)

Mary O'Dowd (Member)
30 Mar 201830 Mar 2022

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