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Theses Completed in modern History since 1993

2014

Chris Magill, East Ulster and the Irish Revolution, 1920-22. PhD. Supervisor: Dr Fearghal McGarry.

Timothy Watt, Order and disorder in Ireland, 1692-1735. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. David Hayton.

Paul Huddie, Ireland's responses to the Crimean War 1854-6. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Peter Gray.

Daniel Ritchie, Evangelicalism, abolitionism, and Parnellism: The public career of the Revd Isaac Nelson. PhD. Supervisor: Dr Andrew Holmes.

2013

Thomas Donnachie, Irish Covenanters and politics 1798 - 1892. PhD. Supervisor: Dr Andrew Holmes.

James O'Neill, 'Military strategy and tactics in the Nine Years War'. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Sean Connolly.

Stephen Goss, Northern Ireland, de-colonisation and the Cold War. PhD. Supervisor: Dr Paul Corthorn.

Christopher Loughlin, The political culture of the Belfast labour movement, 1924-39. PhD. Supervisor: Dr Fearghal McGarry.

Meadhbha Ni Bhaoill, Women and education in North-west Donegal, 1831-1960. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Mary O'Dowd.

Judyta Szacillo, The O'Donohue Group of saints' lives in the Codex Salmanticensis, Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof.  Marie-Therese Flanagan.

Rachel Wilson, The roles of elite women in Ireland c. 1690 - 1745. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. David Hayton.

2012

Erica Doherty, Thomas Power O'Connor and the Irish Parliamentary Party 1912-24. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Marie Coleman

Daniel Brown, Hugh de Lacy and the Earldom of Ulster. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Marie-Therese Flanagan

Stephen Sandford, The 10th (Irish) Division in the First World War. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Keith Jeffery

2011

Stuart Aveyard, No solution: British policy in Northern Ireland after Sunningdale, 1974-79. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Keith Jeffery.

Aidan Enright: 'The political life of Charles Owen O'Conor, 1860-1906'. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Peter Gray.

Daniel Brown, The Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina, 1865-72. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Brian Kelly.

Dale Montgomery, Gender, ritual and power: the Blueshirts and Irish political culture, 1932-36. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Fearghal McGarry. [Abstract]

Matthew Lewis, Frank Aiken and the Fourth Northern Division: a personal and provincial experience of the Irish Revolution, 1916-1923. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Marie Coleman. [Abstract]

Paul Harron, The work of Young & Mackenzie, architectural practice and dynasty, and its significance to Ulster’s built environment. PhD. Supervisor: Prof Sean Connolly. [Abstract]

Lisa Meaney, Civic society in eighteenth-century Ulster c. 1740-1780. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof David Hayton. [Abstract]

Clare O'Kane, A society in transition: Society, identity and nostalgia in rural Northern Ireland, 1939-68. Ph.D. Supervisors: Prof. Peter Gray and Dr Eamonn Hughes. [Abstract]

Gordon Rees, Pamphlets, pamphleteers and the problems of Irish society, c.1727-1749. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Sean Connolly. [Abstract]

Eoin Clarke, Irish Republican Women 1969-86. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Sean O'Connell. [Abstract]

2010

Elaine Doyle, The Qua Iboe Mission, 1887-1925. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Keith Jeffery. [Abstract]

Peter Ludlow, More than Codmen: The Newfoundland-Irish in industrial Cape Breton, 1890-1919. Ph.D. Supervisors: Prof. Peter Gray and Prof. Sean Connolly. [Abstract]

Alison Muir, Paper manufacture in Ireland 1690-1825, with particular reference to the north of Ireland. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. David Hayton. [Abstract]

Sarah Roddy, The churches and emigration from nineteenth-century Ireland. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Peter Gray. [Abstract]

Patrick Smylie, Cold War, partition and convergence: Irish communism 1945-70. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Fearghal McGarry [Abstract]

Patricia Marsh: The effect of the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic in Ulster. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Marie Coleman. [Abstract]

Jonathan Eaton : Soldiers and politics: managing the Roman Army 31BC – AD235. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Brian Campbell. [Abstract]

Claire Allen: Urban elites, civil society and governance in early nineteenth-century Belfast. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Peter Gray. [Abstract]

Mary Clarke: The origins and impact of the Northcote-Trevelyan Report on civil service reform in Britain. Ph.D., Supervisor: Prof Peter Gray.

Claire Rush: Girls’ secondary school education in the north of Ireland, 1867-1947. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Mary O'Dowd. [Abstract]

Elaine Farrell: The crime of infanticide and women suspects in Ireland, 1850-1900. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Mary O'Dowd. [Abstract]

Alice Johnson: Middle-class culture and civic identity in mid-nineteenth century Belfast. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Sean Connolly.

Jonathan WrightThe Tennent family and the political and intellectual life of Presbyterian Belfast c.1801-1832. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Sean Connolly. [Abstract]

2009

Shaun McDaid: Northern Ireland: Sunningdale, power-sharing and British-Irish relations, 1972-75. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Fearghal McGarry. [Abstract]

Robert Whan : 'The Scotch colony': Presbyterians in Ulster, 1680-c.1730. PhD. Supervisor: Prof David Hayton. [Abstract]

Kathryn Tumilty : The Church of Ireland and the Famine in Ulster, PhD. Supervisor: Prof Sean Connolly. [Abstract]

James Cousins: Co. Armagh and the Great War, 1914-18, PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Keith Jeffery. [Abstract]

2008

Amy McKinney: Joseph Dixon and the archdiocese of Armagh, 1852-1866. PhD. Supervisor: Prof Sean Connolly. [Abstract]

S. James Wilson: The making of Orangeism 1795-1800. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Sean Connolly. [Abstract]

Andrew Scholes: The Church of Ireland and the Third Home Rule crisis. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Peter Gray. [Abstract]

Chris Shepard: Women activists and women's associations in Ireland, 1945-68. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Mary O'Dowd. [Abstract]

2007

Olwen Purdue: 'Challenge and change: the big house in north-eastern Ireland, 1878-c.1960'. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof Brian Walker. [Abstract]

Jonathan Harris: The Sunningdale Agreement: British Government policy in Northern Ireland 1972-4. PhD. Supervisor: Sabine Wichert. [Abstract]

Roger McCance : Rebellion and dissent in the Angevin lordship of Ireland during the reign of Henry III (1216-72). PhD. Supervisor: Prof Marie-Therese Flanagan

Fergal McCluskey: The development of Republican politics in East Tyrone, 1898-1918. PhD. Supervisor: Dr Fearghal McGarry. [Abstract]

Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre: Alfred Webb and nationalist politics in Ireland and India: the life of a Dublin Quaker printer. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Sean Connolly. [Abstract]

Elizabeth Rickett: The episcopate of the Church of Ireland, 1603-1660. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Mary O'Dowd [Abstract]

Lisa Townsend: Intellectual and cultural interests of women in Ireland c.1750-1850. PhD. Supervisor: Prof Mary O'Dowd [Abstract]

2006

Suzanne Kingon:  Politics in Ulster in the age of emancipation and reform, c. 1825-35. PhD. Supervisors: Prof. Peter Jupp and Prof. Peter Gray [Abstract]

2005

Steve Flanders: Family, lordship and service - the Courcys in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Judith Green

Jonathan Mattison: From Dolly's Brae to Westminster", the Loyal Orange Institution in Ireland c.1849-1886. PhD. Supervisor: Prof. Peter Jupp [Abstract]

2004

Deborah Wilson: Women, marriage and property in wealthy landed families in Ireland, 1750–1850. PhD. Supervisor: Dr Mary O'Dowd [Abstract]

2003

Alan Black: Parliamentary elections in Ulster counties, 1761-83. MPhil. Supervisor: Dr David Hayton

Graham Brownlow: Institutional change and the two Irelands, 1945-1990: An application of the North's institutional economics. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Liam Kennedy [Abstract]

Andrew Holmes: Presbyterianism and Ulster society: c.1770-1840. PhD. Supervisor: Dr David Hayton

Martin McElroy: A study of Munster politics in an era of transition, c.1825–1835. PhD. Supervisor: Professor Peter Jupp [Abstract]

2002

Neil Fleming: 'A political biography of the seventh marquess of Londonderry (1878-1949)'. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Brian Walker

2001

Elaine McKay: Recreational attitudes and activities of early modern English diarists, 1500-1700 Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Chris Marsh [Abstract]

Ivan Nelson: The Irish Militia, 1793-1802. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr David Hayton

2000

Ann Creighton: The Catholic interest in Irish politics in the reign of Charles II. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr David Hayton

Ian Dickson: 'More Than Discourse': Sermons of Evangelical Protestants in 19th-century Ulster. Ph.D. Supervisors: Professor Sean Connolly and Professor Ian Green

Paul Gray: A social history of illegitimacy in Ireland from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Liam Kennedy

Ann Sofi Krook: The portrayal of women in Irish hagiography to circa AD 900. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Marie Therese Flanagan

Rosemary Richey: Landed society In mid-18th-century County Down. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr David Hayton

Alan Scott: Winds of change, scent of betrayal: press, political development and public opinion in Northern Ireland, 1963-7. Ph.D. Supervisor: Sabine Wichert

1999

Eileen Black: The development of Belfast as a centre of art 1780-1888. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Peter Jupp

Roisin Browne: Kirk and community: Ulster Presbyterian society, 1640-1740. M.Phil. Supervisor: Dr Mary O'Dowd

Mark Cooper: The Irish fertilizer industry. Ph.D. Supervisor: Prof. Liam Kennedy

Jonathan Hamill: A study of female textile operatives in the Belfast linen industry, 1890-1939. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Mary O'Dowd

1998

David Huddleston: Religion and social class: Church membership in Belfast, c.1870-1930. M.Phil. Supervisor: Professor David Hempton

David Richardson: The career of John Miller Andrews 1871-1956. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Alvin Jackson

1997

Brigitte Anton: Young Germany, The Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung, and Young Ireland: Different perspectives of nationalism. Ph.D. Supervisor: Sabine Wichert

Michael D. Boyle: Women and crime in Belfast, 1900-13. PhD. Supervisor: Mr. David S. Johnson

Enda Delaney: Emigration from the Irish Republic to Britain, 1921-70. PhD. Supervisor: Dr. Liam Kennedy

Catherine Hirst: Social history of Sandy Row and the Pound areas of Belfast. Ph.D. Supervisors: Dr Alvin Jackson and Professor Sean Connolly

Marc Mulholland: The Evolution of Ulster Unionism, course and consequences, 1960-1968. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Alvin Jackson

Margaret Neill: Women at work in Ulster, 1845-1911. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Mary O'Dowd

1996

Kevin Conway: A social history of the Irish Presbyterian ministry in the 18th and 19th centuries. PhD Supervisor: Professor Kenneth D. Brown

Henry Jefferies: The secular clergy of the archdiocese of Armagh, 1519-58. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Mary O'Dowd

John Lynch: British or Irish? A comparative study of working-class life in three cities, c.1880-1925. PhD. Supervisor: Professor Kenneth D. Brown

Gillian Mcintosh: Unionist culture and literature, 1920-1972. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Alvin Jackson

Eoin Magennis: Government and politics in Ireland during the Seven Years War, 1756-1763. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Peter Jupp

John O'Sullivan: History of obstetrics in Northern Ireland, 1948-92. PhD. Supervisor: Professor Leslie A. Clarkson

Diane Urquhart: The political role of women in North East Ulster, 1890-1940. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Mary O'Dowd

1995

George Beale: Society and economy in S.E. Ulster, 1825-51. PhD. Supervisor: Professor D.W. Harkness

David Burnett: Unionism and the new century: the structure, organization and mechanics of the Unionist party in Britain and Ulster, 1900-22. PhD. Supervisor: Dr. T. Alvin Jackson

Brian Crowe: Parliamentary experience of the Irish Members of the House of Commons, 1833-1841. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Peter Jupp

Janice Holmes: Religious revivalism and popular evangelicalism in Britain and Ireland, 1859-1905. PhD. Supervisor: Dr. D.N. Hempton

Ann McVeigh: A history of the child and juvenile migration schemes to Australia. PhD. Supervisor: Mr. D.S. Johnson

1994

Patrick Fitzgerald: Poverty and vagrancy in Early Modern Ireland. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Mary O'Dowd

Jean Agnew: The merchant community of Belfast, 1660-1770. Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr Mary O'Dowd

Noel O'Reilly: Pro Fide Et Patria?: The Catholic Church and Republicanism in Ireland, 1912-20. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor David Harkness

John Regan: Countering the revolutionaries: an examination of the Cumann na nGaedhael Party. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor David Harkness

1993

Patrick McNally: Patronage and politics in Ireland, 1714-1727. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Peter Jupp

Allan Blackstock, The Yeomanry in Ulster, 1796-c.1814. Ph.D. Supervisor: Professor Peter Jupp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kingon 07
Mattison 05
Flanders 05
McElroy 02
Holmes 02
Brownlow 02
Wilson 04
Nelson 01
McKay 00