Fearghal McGarry
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    Fearghal McGarry joined Queen's University in 2002. He studied history at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. After graduating, he lectured at Trinity for several years, before moving to NUI Maynooth as a Governement of Ireland research fellow. He has served as joint editor of Irish Historical Studies and on the editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C. He is a member of advisory groups for the Military Service Pensions collection project and the Ulster Museum's Collecting the Troubles and Beyond project.

    Research Statement

    Prof McGarry works on modern Ireland. Earlier publications, including studies of Ireland and the Spanish Civil War, the socialist republican Frank Ryan, and the fascist Eoin O'Duffy, explored interwar Irish radicalism in a European context. More recent research has focused on the revolutionary period. He has written widely on the Easter Rising, including a recent collective biography of seven rebels associated with the Abbey Theatre. He is interested in how the past is represented, including through commemoration, historical films, and museums. He is currently writing a book assessing Irish anxieties about modernity in an interwar European context. He led two AHRC projects on film and history, and is PI of the AHRC-funded project, A Global History of Irish Revolution (2017-2020).


    Prof Fearghal McGarry teaches on the following programmes / modules:


    • HIS3040 Radical politics in the Irish Free State
    • HIS3109 Age of Anxiety
    • HIS3073 The Irish Revolution, 1917-1921
    • HIS2011 Politics and Society in 19th c. Ireland
    • HIS2012 Politics and Society in 20th c. Ireland
    • AHS7001 Visual Cultures and Ideology


    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - Modern Irish history
    - Politics and culture in 20th century Ireland
    - Commemoration and historical memory

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    Frequent Journals

    • History Ireland

      ISSNs: 0791-8224



      ISSNs: 1364-2529

      Taylor and Francis Ltd.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.56 SJR 0.367 SNIP 1.544


    • Journal of Contemporary History

      ISSNs: 0022-0094

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1461-7250

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.75 SJR 0.382 SNIP 1.859


    • Saothar

      ISSNs: 0332-1169


    • Bullán

      ISSNs: 1353-1913


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