Dr Gordon Gillespie

Dr Gordon Gillespie
Dr Gordon Gillespie

Research Fellow

  • BA Modern History, University of Ulster 1979
  • MSSc Irish Political Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast 1985
  • PhD Queen’s University, Belfast 1994

Research Interests
Equality issues, popular culture and the Troubles, political imagery, Ulster Liberalism.

Current Research
Dr Gillespie is currently working with Dr Dominic Bryan on a project to explore the issues over the flying of official and unofficial flags and the display of symbols. A report on the Flags and Emblems project was published in 2005.

Selected Publications 

Troubled Images: the Northern Ireland Troubles and Peace Process 1968-2007 (Linen Hall Library, Belfast, Colourpoint, Newtownards, 2007).

The Historical Dictionary of the Northern Ireland Conflict (Scarecrow Press, Maryland, 2008).

Paperback edition, The A to Z Guide to the Northern Ireland Conflict (Scarecrow Press, Maryland, 2009).

Co-author (with Dominic Bryan and Clifford Stevenson) Flags Monitoring Project: 2007 Report. (OFMDFM, Belfast, 2008).

Years of Darkness: The Troubles Remembered (Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2008).

Co-author (with Dominic Bryan and Clifford Stevenson) Flags Monitoring Project: 2008 Report. (OFMDFM, Belfast, 2009).

A Short History of the Troubles (Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2010).

Co-author (with Dominic Bryan, Clifford Stevenson and John Bell) Public Displays of Flags and Emblems in Northern Ireland: Survey 2006-2009. (Institute of Irish Studies, Belfast, 2010).

Troubled Images: Posters and Images of the Northern Ireland Conflict from the Linen Hall Library, Belfast (Linen Hall Library, 2001) (Joint editor)

Northern Ireland: A Chronology of the Troubles 1968-1999, (Gill and Macmillan, 1999) (with Paul Bew).

The Northern Ireland Peace Process 1993-96 (Serif, London, 1996) (with Paul Bew).

Passion and Prejudice: Nationalist-Unionist Conflict in Ulster in the 1930s and the founding of the Irish Association (Institute of Irish Studies, Belfast, 1993).

Other Information
Dr Gillespie has worked as Research Officer on a number of projects including the ESRC funded Equality and Institutional Change in Northern Ireland in 2000 and the Linen Hall Library, Belfast’s Troubled Images CD-Rom, catalogue and exhibition - winner of the Ewart-Biggs Memorial Award in 2003.

Contact Details
E-mail: g.gillespie@qub.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9097 3386