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Dr Andrew R. Holmes

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics
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Dr Andrew R. Holmes

School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Dr Holmes’s research is in the history of protestantism in Ireland since the seventeenth century in a comparative context, especially Presbyterianism, evangelicalism, and the relationship between religion and identity. He has recently completed a study of Presbyterian intellectual and theological life between 1830 and 1930, and is embarking on a Leverhulme-funded study entitled ‘Fundamentalism as an Ulster phenomenon? Popular Protestantism, 1859-1939’.

Research Interests

Open to PhD applications in the field of

  • Protestantism in Ireland since 1600
  • Comparative history of evangelical Protestantism
  • Pre-Troubles religious history of Northern Ireland

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Public outreach & key achievements

  • Historical consultant for three-part BBC landmark history of Irish Presbyterianism, An Independent People (Spring 2013)
  • Historical consultant for BBC programme Rebel Heart: The Life of Mary Ann McCracken (Autumn 2015)
  • Contributor to historical documentaries on radio and television
  • Delivered talks to local history groups, museums, and sixth-form conferences
  • Consultant on the government-funded Ulster Scots Education Project

Research students

PhD Title The churches, Northern Ireland and the Second World War
Country UK/Ireland
   
PhD Title  The Victoria Institute 1865-1932: a case study in the relationship between science and religion
Country  UK/Ireland
   
PhD Title  Scottish Presbyterian Dissent after the Disruption, 1843-63
Country  UK/Ireland

 


Alumni: Where are they now

PhD Title The public career of the Revd Isaac Nelson
Country UK/Ireland
Current Position  Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, UCD, 2014-16
   
PhD Title  Irish Covenanters: Politics and Society in the nineteenth century
Country  UK/Ireland
Current Position  Principal, Scottish Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
   

 

 


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