Dr Gillian McIntosh

Dr Gillian McIntosh
Dr Gillian McIntosh

Research Fellow

  • BA, English and History, University College Cork, 1989
  • MA, Irish history, 1992
  • PhD, Modern History, Queen's University Belfast, 1996

Research Interests
Culture, politics and literature in Northern Ireland in the twentieth century.

Current Research
Dr Gillian McIntosh is currently working with Professor Sean Connolly and Dr Dominic Bryan on the ESRC funded project 'Imagining Belfast' looking at the formation and public expression of identity in Belfast from 1800 to 1960, using historical and anthropological approaches.

Dr McIntosh researches aspects of culture, politics and literature in Northern Ireland in the twentieth century. She has a particular interest in theories of ritual, symbolism, and commemoration.

She was commissioned by Belfast City Council in 2004 to write a history of Belfast City Hall to commemorate its centenary in 2006. The book, 'Belfast City Hall. One hundred years’ (Blackstaff Press, 2006), will be launched in March 2006.

Selected Publications
Belfast City Hall. One Hundred Years. (forthcoming, Blackstaff Press, 2006)
‘Symbols: Sites of Creation and Contest in Northern Ireland’ (forthcoming SAIS Review of International Affairs Summer- Fall 2005, Vol. 25., No. 2.) Co-authored with Dr Dominic Bryan.
The force of culture: unionist identities in twentieth-century Ireland, Cork University Press (1999).
'A performance of consensus? The coronation visit of Elizabeth II to Northern Ireland, 1953,' Irish Studies Review, vol. 10, no. 3, Dec. 2002
Cultivating their own garden: the state and the arts in c20 Northern Ireland (forthcoming, Irish Academic Press)
'Marcus Ward & Co. (Belfast)' in c19 vol. of the History of the Irish Book (forthcoming with Oxford University Press)
'Gill and Macmillan' in c20 vol. of the History of the Irish Book (forthcoming with Oxford University Press)
'State sponsored literature in c20 Ireland' in c20 vols of the History of the Irish Book (forthcoming with Oxford University Press)
Ulster '71": Ritual and commemoration in Northern Ireland,' (forthcoming New Hibernia Review, 2005)
The Royal Visit to Belfast, June 1921,' in D. George Boyce and Alan O'Day (eds) The Ulster Crisis 1885-1921 (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

Contact details
E-mail: g.mcintosh@qub.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9097 3299