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    Interests

    Marie Coleman is a graduate of University College Dublin. She has worked previously in the National Library of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy (on the Dictionary of Irish Biography), the University of Limerick, University College Dublin (where she held a Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2001-3) and the National University of Ireland, Galway. She joined Queen's in September 2004. She is a committee-member of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland, secretary of the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy's National Committee for Historical Sciences.

    Research Statement

    My principal research interests are in twentieth-century Irish history, especially the Irish revolution. I have recently completed a history of the Irish hospitals' sweepstake lottery (1930-87) [ The Irish Sweep: a history of the Irish Hospitals Sweepstake, 1930-1987 (University College Dublin Press, 2009), which examined the role of gambling in Ireland and the financing and development of Irish hospitals in the twentieth century.

    I am beginning a new research project on revolutionary veterans in independent Ireland, which looks at the experience of activists from the Irish revolution period in the Irish state after independence. At present I am working on an article on the award of military service pensions to these men and women.

    Teaching

    Undergraduate

    110MHY101Introduction to History I
    210MHY102Introduction to History II
    110HIS211Politics and society in 19th century Ireland
    210HIS212Politics and society in 19th century Ireland
    110HIS340Radical Politics in the Irish Free State
    110HIS373The Irish Revolution
    210HIS245The USA in the 20th Century

    Postgraduate

    210MHY755 Women in Modern Ireland

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