Dr Fearghal McGarry
BA (NUI), PhD (TCD), FRHistS
Reader in Modern Irish History
Head of Postgraduate Studies and PGR Co-ordinator for History (Sem 1)
On Sabbatical Semester 2 2015-16
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 5277
Fearghal McGarry studied history at University College, Dublin, and Trinity College, Dublin. He lectured at Trinity, 1997-2000, before receiving a Government of Ireland research fellowship at NUI Maynooth. He joined the School of History at Queen’s in 2002. He was joint editor of Irish Historical Studies (2008-2013), and is currently a member of the editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy Section C. He is a series editor of Irish Historical Monographs (Boydell and Brewer).
Dr McGarry’s research focuses on modern Irish history. He has published books on Ireland and the Spanish Civil War; the socialist republican Fran Ryan; the fascist politician, Eoin O'Duffy; and the Easter Rising. His most recent book explores the relationship between the Abbey Theatre and Irish revolution. He is also interested in historical memory (including commemoration; museums; historical films; and documentary) which he has explored through a number of collaborative projects, essays and edited collections. He was PI of two AHRC-funded knowledge-exchange projects on film and history (2012-14).
- Remembering 1916: the Easter Rising, the Somme and the Politics of Memory, ed. with Richard Grayson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016).
- The Abbey Rebels. A Revolution, Lost (Dublin, Gill & Macmillan, forthcoming 2015).
- Film, History and Memory, ed. with Jennie Carlsten (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
- Rebels: Voices from the Easter Rising, ed. (Dublin: Penguin Ireland, 2011).
- Frank Ryan (Dublin: UCD Press, 2010 edn.).
- The Rising. Ireland: Easter 1916 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).
- The Black Hand of Republicanism: Fenianism in Modern Ireland, ed with James McConnel (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2009).
- Eoin O’Duffy - A Self-Made Hero (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).
- Republicanism in Modern Ireland, ed. (Dublin: UCD Press, 2003).
- Irish Politics and the Spanish Civil War (Cork: Cork University Press, 1999).
- 'Independent Ireland', in Richard Bourke and Ian McBride (eds), The Princeton History of Modern Ireland (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming, 2016).
- 'Catholicism and Fascism in Interwar Ireland', in Jan Nelis, Anne Morelli and Danny Praet (eds), Catholicism and Fascism in Europe 1918-1945 (Hildesheim: Olms, 2015).
- 'Truth at 24 frames a second? A working dialogue between a film-maker and a historical consultant about the making of The Enigma of Frank Ryan', Rethinking History. The Journal of Theory and Practice (forthcoming).
- '"A land beyond the wave". Transnational perspectives on Easter 1916', in N. Whelehan (ed.), Transnational Perspectives on Modern Irish History (London: Routledge, 2014)
- 'Southern Ireland, 1922-32: A Free State?', in A. Jackson (ed.), Oxford Handbook to Modern Irish History (Oxford: OUP, 2014)
- Fearghal McGarry et al, ‘Anniversaries’, in German History, 32:1 (2014), pp 79-100
- '1916 and Irish Republicanism: between myth and history', in John Horne and Edward Madigan (eds) Towards Commmemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution, 1912-23 (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2013)
- '"One cut too many?" History and film: a practice-based case study', with D. Bell, Journal of Media Practice. 14:1 (2013)
- 'Violence and the Easter Rising', in D. Fitzpatrick (ed.), Terror in Ireland 1916-1923 (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2012)
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Dr Fearghal McGarry teaches on the following programmes / modules:
- HIS3040 Radical politics in the Irish Free State
- HIS3073 The Irish Revolution, 1917-1921
- HIS3109 Age of Anxiety: culture and society in interwar Ireland
- HIS2011 Politics and Society in 19th c. Ireland
- HIS2012 Politics and Society in 20th c. Ireland
- AHS7001 Concepts, issues and methods in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- MHY7020 Research Methods
- MHY7035 Debates in History
- MHY7025 Historical Documents and Sources
- MHY7081 Topics in Irish History
- MHY7010 Modern History Dissertation
Current PhD Supervision:
- Conor Campbell, ‘A cross-border study of boundary-region censorship as applied in Éire and Northern Ireland during the Second World War’
- Matthew Jackson, ‘Representing the Troubles: contested histories, critical museology and conflict exhibitions’
Recent PhD supervision:
- Peter Leary, ‘Unapproved routes: histories of the Irish border, c. 1922-1972' (PhD 2014)
- Christopher Magill, ‘The Irish Revolution in Counties Down and Antrim, 1919-21’ (PhD 2014)
- Christopher Loughlin, ‘The political culture of the Belfast labour movement, 1924-39 (PhD 2013)
- Dale Montgomery, 'Gender, ritual and power: the Blueshirts and Irish political culture, 1932-36' (PhD 2011)
- Patrick Smylie, ‘Irish Communism 1945-70: Cold War, partition and convergence’ (PhD 2010)
- Shaun McDaid, 'Northern Ireland: Sunningdale, power-sharing and British-Irish relations, 1972-75' (PhD 2009)
- Fergal McCluskey, 'The development of Republican politics in East Tyrone, 1898-1918' (PhD 2007)
Remembering 1916: the Easter Rising, the Somme and the politics of memory, 26-27 March 2015
1914: the road to war, 14 June 2014
Film, history and public memory, 3-4 October 2013
Reframing history: film, television and the historians, 22 June 2012
1916: radicalism and sovereignty, 20 November 2010
The Black Hand of Republicanism, 20-21 June 2008