Stuart Mathieson

    Stuart Mathieson

    Research Fellow

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    Research Statement

    Primarily a historian of ideas, I am most interested in the intersections of science, religion, and philosophy. I am currently working on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project 'Fundamentalism as an Ulster Phenomenon? 1859-1939' with Dr Andrew Holmes and Prof. David Livingstone. This will map, in unprecendented detail, varieties of popular Protestantism in the nine Ulster counties. It will also highlight Ireland's key role in the formation of the transatlantic religious culture that birthed fundamentalism.

    My doctoral research, funded by the AHRC, investigated the Victoria Institute. This organisation, formed in 1865, was a conservative Christian response to intellectual trends such as Darwinian natural selection, geology, and Biblical criticism.

    Research Interests

    My primary research focus is the historical relationship between science and religion. I am also very interested in the intellectual culture of the long nineteenth century, and the intellectual history of religion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially fundamentalism and secularisation.


    I have taught on

    HIS2011 Politics and Society in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

    HIS2055 History and Society

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    Frequent Journals

    • History of European Ideas

      ISSNs: 0191-6599

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-541X

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.28 SJR 0.167 SNIP 0.962


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