Olwen Purdue

    Dr Olwen Purdue

    Senior Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3985

    For media contact email comms.office@qub.ac.uk
    or call +44(0)2890 973091.

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    Convenor, MA in Public History

    HIS2011 Politics and Society in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

    HIS2012 Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century Ireland

    HIS3123 The Irish Country House and its Audiences

    MHY7077 Public History Internship


    Research Interests

    Dr Olwen Purdue specialises in the social and economic history of nineteenth and twentieth-century Ireland. Her research focuses on uban poverty, welfare and public health, and on Irish landed estates. She also has a strong interest in Public History, working closely with the cultural and heritage sectors across Northern Ireland in research, teaching and public engagement. She was specialist historical advisor for Titanic Belfast and a member of the advisory group for the Ulster Museum's Irish history exhibition and convenes the MA in Public History at Queen's.

    Dr Purdue is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, member of the Royal Historical Society's Public History Prize panel and judge for the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland's Medical Humanities Award. She is international editor for the Public Historian journal and series editor of Liverpool University Press's Nineteenth-Century Ireland series. She is a committee member of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland and Hon. Secretary of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland.

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    I am open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - The British and Irish industrial city 1850-1930
    - Urban poverty and welfare 1850-1930
    - Public history and memory; heritage
    - Child and family welfare
    - Urban development and public health Irish landed estates and country houses

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    Frequent Journals

    • Irish Historical Studies

      ISSNs: 0021-1214

      Irish Historical Society

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.19 SJR 0.103 SNIP 0.279


    • Urban History

      ISSNs: 0963-9268

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-8706

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.48 SJR 0.358 SNIP 0.541


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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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