Sean Connolly

Professor

  • Room 02.006 - 17 University Square

    United Kingdom

1982 …2019

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Personal profile

Interests

Sean Connolly has been Professor of Irish History at Queen’s University, Belfast, since 1996.  He had previously taught at the University of Ulster, and before that worked as an archivist in what was then the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) of Ireland.  He was editor of the journal Irish Economic and Social History  from 1982 to 1990, and again from 2000 to 2012.  He was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 1995, and in 2016 became a Fellow of the British Academy.  He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, where he served on Council during 2007-10 and is currently a vice-president.  In 2012 he was a Fernand Braudel Research Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.

 

Particulars

Research Statement

Sean Connolly’s original research was on the social history of Irish Catholicism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  His work then shifted back in time to focus on the distinctive religious, political and social history of post-Restoration Ireland. In 2007-8 he brought his work on early modern Ireland to a conclusion by publishing a comprehensive overview, forming two volumes of the Oxford History of Early Modern Europe and covering the period 1460-1800.  His next project was on the social history of late Georgian and Victorian Belfast.  He is now working on a history of the Irish diaspora, viewed in the context of the development of a world economy. 

Teaching

Professor  Connolly teaches on the following programmes / modules:

 

 MA  Irish History strand
Society and Politics in Belfast C.1780-C.1918 (HIS3016)

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Projects

R1759HIS: Overseas Conference Grants

Connolly, S.

01/08/200517/12/2019

Project: Research

Research Output

  • Settler colonialism in Ireland from the English conquest to the nineteenth century

    Connolly, S., 2017, The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism. Cavanagh, E. & Veracini, L. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 49-64 16 p. 4

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Patriotism and nationalism

    Connolly, S., 27 Mar 2014, The Oxford handbook of modern Irish history. Jackson, A. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 27-44 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Popular Culture, 1600-1914

    Connolly, S. & Holmes, A., 08 Jan 2013, Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 106-20 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Religion and Society 1600-1914

    Connolly, S., 08 Jan 2013, Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy and Society. Kennedy, L. & Ollerenshaw, P. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 74-89 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Impact

    Thesis

    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

    The Irish in Jamaica during the long eighteenth century (1698-1836)

    Author: de Jong, K., Jul 2017

    Supervisor: Connolly, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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