Dr P McWilliams
Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research
Queen's University Belfast
Biography and Irish Studies research interests
Research assistant, research associate, then research fellow and editor in the Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland publication programme that ran in the Institute of Irish Studies between 1988 and 2000. This forty-volume series and subsequent index was one of the largest academic publishing ventures ever undertaken in Ireland and brought the OS Memoirs, a wonderful corpus of manuscripts owned by the Royal Irish Academy, to the attention of an international audience.
Useful website addresses:
1. McWilliams, P.S., and Day, A., (eds), OS Memoirs of Ireland vols 1-40 (IIS, 1990-98).
2. McWilliams, P.S., Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland: index of people and places (IIS, 2002).
3. McWilliams, P.S., The Ordnance Survey Memoir of Ireland: origins, progress and decline (PhD thesis, QUB, 2004).