Protestant middle-class sibling relations in nineteenth-century Ulster.
My research interests are focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish social, gender, and women’s history.
I graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2015 with an MA in Irish History. My dissertation concentrated on middle-class adolescent girls’ experiences of leisure.
Currently, my research is focused on the relationships between siblings in middle-class Ulster Protestant families in the nineteenth century. Using personal correspondence, wills, and family papers, I aim to explore the impact of gender, birth order and personal favouritisms on sibling relations and intimacy.
The Partition of Ireland in the transnational perspective of the Commonwealth
Egan’s research interests broadly cover twentieth-century Irish history, especially in the periods 1910-25 and 1957-73.
Steven is currently a first year PhD candidate at Queen’s University Belfast.
Egan received his B.A. in History and Politics from Queen’s University Belfast in 2016 and completed his M.A. in History at Queen’s in September 2017. During his undergraduate studies, he won a place on the inaugural QUB-Vanderbilt University ‘Maymester’ class (2015) and was also awarded the Julie-Ann Statham prize for academic achievement (2016).
His PhD thesis, which is supervised by Marie Coleman and Margaret O’Callaghan, is entitled ‘The Partition of Ireland in the transnational perspective of the Commonwealth,’ and aims to contribute to the fields of Commonwealth, diasporic and transnational history. Through applying the transnational lens to the partition of Ireland, his research hopes to reveal greater insights into how the dominions of the British Commonwealth interacted with the partition of Ireland, and how the presence of significant Irish diasporic communities within Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa impacted local politics and the dominion’s responses towards partition as a political solution on the island of Ireland.
More broadly, Egan’s research interests broadly cover twentieth-century Irish history, especially in the periods 1910-25 and 1957-73. Continuing from his studies in politics at undergraduate, Egan remains keenly interested in contemporary British, Irish and European politics, with a peculiar interest in International Relations. In 2017, Egan was awarded a ‘highly commended’ distinction from the prestigious Undergraduate Awards for an essay examining the importance of the bilateral Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Contraband Camps and the Development of African-American Politics, 1860-1865
My current research is on how the politics of African Americans, particularly freed slaves, developed in contraband camps during the American Civil War. It focuses on the revolution of political activism among African Americans between the crisis of the late antebellum period and the tumultuous upheaval brought on by war.
I completed a BA (Joint Hons.) in English and History at QUB in 2014, and undertook a Masters in History (American Strand), from which I graduated in 2015. I have a keen interest in American history, particularly nineteenth-century African American history. Between completing my MA and starting the PhD in History, I lived in Boston and worked at the Old State House, where I gained invaluable experience in public history.
My current research is on how the politics of African Americans, particularly freed slaves, developed in contraband camps during the American Civil War. It focuses on the revolution of political activism among African Americans between the crisis of the late antebellum period and the tumultuous upheaval brought on by war. A detailed exploration of the development of "the slaves’ politics" before and during wartime is essential to understanding the transformed national political landscape of the post-emancipation United States, registered most clearly in the anomalous and remarkable mobilization of former slaves during Reconstruction. The contraband camps played an important and unique function in forging this new grassroots politics, drawing together a largely illiterate and geographically diverse slave population to discuss the issues of the day at a moment when their own fate was bound up with the outcome of war. My research will explore how the political activism of freed slaves came to the fore during the war, and will aim to uncover the monumental impact this assertiveness had on the fate of slavery and the future of the United States as a whole.
Security, Politics and Public Opinion in the Republic of Ireland during the 'Troubles' 1968-1998
My principle area of research is the Northern Irish 'Troubles', with the counterinsurgency efforts of the British and Irish states being the specific aspects of the conflict my work revolves around. I am also interested in the revolutionary period that took place in Ireland following the Easter Rising, and have previously studied the counter-intelligence efforts of the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence.
My current project will examine Dublin's response to the 'Troubles', with particular emphasis on its security activities. I will build upon my MA dissertation, which focused on similar lines of research, to track shifts in the Republic of Ireland's policy over the period in question in order to critically re-assess Dublin's approach to tackling the Provisional Irish Republican Army, showing how it was shaped by both British initiatives, and key developments in Northern Ireland. Moreover, this research will pay particular attention to how Irish public opinion, itself affected by British actions, conditioned the security efforts of the administration in the South, thereby contributing to our understanding of how counterinsurgency interacts with, and is influenced by, political opinion.
Prior to starting at Queen's University, I studied at the University of Sheffield for four years, undertaking a BA in History and MA in Modern History.
Johanna Lowry O'Reilly
A case study of the Rt. Hon. James MacMahon Under-Secretary, Dublin Castle, 1918-1922,
A case study of the Rt. Hon. James MacMahon Under-Secretary, Dublin Castle, 1918-1922, within a framework of political, educational and social historiography.
Application to Queen’s seemed a logical choice for two reasons. Firstly, the strength of Irish History within the school was a deciding factor. Secondly, the fact that my research will be primarily centred in archives and libraries in Dublin, London, and Belfast. Resources and research opportunities in the latter, which I have not yet fully explored, are particularly relevant to the work in progress.
I am a mature student from Ranelagh in Dublin with a career background is in public relations and political writing. I have a family of three ‘adult kids’, two of whom are living in Dublin; the third is currently studying in London.
Having studied for a BA and an MA in UCD and an MPhil in TCD, with both colleges being in reasonably close proximity, coming to Queen’s is also a welcome variation on an almost too familiar geographic and academic landscape. While saying that, Belfast is a city I know reasonably well from travelling up over the years and has a familiarity of its own, particularly around the Queen’s/Botanic area.
From an initial interest in the early modern period, with an emphasis on the Irish Parliaments of Elizabeth I, a change of direction now sees research firmly directed to modern Irish history, with an emphasis on the years 1918-22.
In the main the argument for the current thesis is based on the hypothesis that increased educational provision in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Ireland and the resultant social mobility, led to the rise of a Catholic middle class and the opening up of senior administrative positions to Catholics. This created opportunities for civil servants such as James MacMahon from Armagh, under-secretary for Ireland, who benefited from the provisions of the post Catholic Emancipation era.
‘Skating on Thin Ice’ could be a fitting title for a thesis focused on Catholic civil servants in the years leading up to the foundation of the Free State, facing as they did the hostility of sectarian, political, educational and class divides. Nonetheless, in many cases they were to the forefront of the non-revolutionary contribution of the Dublin Castle administration to the setting up of the Irish Free State in 1922.
The influence of both social and educational mobility on Irish born civil servants and their subsequent input to the foundation of the state in tandem with a number of British colleagues seconded to Dublin Castle in 1920, is a broad area ripe for new discoveries.
While the outcome of research cannot be predicted and it would be largely futile to try, there are indications on which to build. For example, it is self-evident to say that a Catholic middle class did emerge from the mid-19th century. It is the under-investigated building bricks of its progression that my thesis will seek to uncover.
As is the norm, research to date has already lead in a number of unexpected directions, which although not changing the basic concept of my initial proposal, could alter the emphasis of the thesis.
Investigating the Impact of Perceived Provenance, Space and Appropriated Ritual Responses on the Understanding of Sacred Objects
Emma's Ph.D research is multidisciplinary, within the School of History at Queen's. To conduct the research she will be drawing from a range of disciplines relating to spatial theory, architectural theory, performance and ritual theory, cultural studies, museum display and art theory.
Emma completed a BTECH Diploma in Foundation Art and Design in 2009, before graduating with a BA in Modern History from Queen's University in 2012. In her second year at Queen's she spent an Erasmus semester aboard studying Modern History and 20th Century Art History in the University of Amsterdam. Following graduation she lived and worked in Lanzarote, Spain for a year before coming home to study an MA in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Ulster University. Whilst studying for her MA, and for some time afterwards, Emma managed an e-commerce website which specialised in selling tickets for tourist attractions, museums and heritage sites.
Emma's Ph.D research is multidisciplinary, within the School of History at Queen's, investigating the impact of perceived provenance, space and appropriated ritual responses on the understanding of sacred objects. To conduct the research she will be drawing from a range of disciplines relating to spatial theory, architectural theory, performance and ritual theory, cultural studies, museum display and art theory. Reviewing literature from this range of disciplines will attempt to draw conclusions that are of importance to the central concerns of this research located at the interactions between material cultural studies, heritage and public history.
Friars, Identity and Space in Medieval Irish Towns
As friars were outside the traditional makeup of towns, my research explores how they were considered by the urban authorities. In particular this thesis examines ideas of space and identity to develop and challenge the current scholarship on the establishment of friars in towns and the socio-economic relationship between the religious orders and urban inhabitants.
I am a PhD student, studying Medieval History. I studied my undergraduate degree at Queen’s where I first developed a keen interest in Medieval History. Following this I studied a Masters in Medieval History, also at Queen’s. My PhD analyses the relationships between friars and townspeople in Dublin between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries to show how the former expanded out of Dublin and moved to different Irish towns.
Friars were members of one of the mendicant orders founded during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. They were not attached to any particular parish, and indeed had no visible means of support. They rejected the monastic ideal of seclusion, and went to live among townspeople and survived by begging. They were bound by a vow of absolute poverty and lived as Christ did. Their survival was dependent on the goodwill of their listeners. It was this way of life that gave them their name ‘mendicant’, derived from the Latin mendicare, meaning ‘to beg’. The main aim of friars was to spread God’s word in urban areas. They were active in community life, teaching, healing and helping the sick, poor and destitute.
My PhD considers the degree to which friars were integrated into towns. Were they popular with the townspeople, and did this change over the course of the late medieval period? Many primary sources, such as wills and property records convey the financial interactions between the friars and the townspeople. Why did towns and their residents donate money, land or gifts to the friars? Did individuals expect friars to save their soul or to preach and teach the Gospels to others? It is also important to understand why townsmen preferred to make financial donations to the friars instead of other monastic institutions or religious fraternities and the tensions this created.
As friars were outside the traditional makeup of towns, my research explores how they were considered by the urban authorities. In particular this thesis examines ideas of space and identity to develop and challenge the current scholarship on the establishment of friars in towns and the socio-economic relationship between the religious orders and urban inhabitants. The use of spatial methodology is an innovative and focal point of this thesis, and by analysing the location of friaries and how friars used the space in these towns, my thesis will show how friars used towns in order to spread their message and attempt to gain supporters. By analysing how friars moved out of Dublin to surrounding towns, my PhD will show how the use of space assisted in friar-town relations and the friars’ development in Ireland across three centuries.
The Afterlife of Michael Collins 1922-98: Commemoration, Literature and Politics.
Nationalism and Republicanism in the nineteenth and twentieth century; the quest for Catholic Emancipation, Repeal and Home Rule. Fenianism; the Easter Rebellion; the Irish Revolution and the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
My research will investigate the afterlife of Michael Collins; it will thematically analyse political commemoration, rhetoric, historiography, iconography and memory. A recent shift in the outlook of historians from past events and personalities to that of their subsequent impact, has ensured that the afterlives of historical figures have attracted increased scholarly interest.
From the 1990s Michael Collins has been widely regarded as the most frequently studied and consequently famous figure in Irish history. Countless books exist, various television documentaries and a 1996 film, all depicting various interpretations of his life. Despite this evident fascination there has been a noticeable lapse of attention placed on his ‘afterlife’—a phenomenon which began with the funeral procession—a symbolic event often omitted in biographical accounts of Collins. But when the crowds had dispersed, how was the memory of Collins maintained, promoted and perceived? This provokes interest as for the initial quarter of a century following his death, two diametrically opposed governments, Cumann na nGaedheal and Fianna Fáil, had essentially promoted and influenced the Irish population with their own interpretations of Collins— often exclusively for political advancement.
The thesis will look at the afterlife of Michael Collins as a means of exploring wider questions: how were the historical narratives involving Collins constructed following the Revolution? In what fashion did Collins’ former advocates and adversaries seek to shape, influence and contest his reputation? As it is widely accepted that the fame of Collins did not peak until the 1990s, with the release of Coogan’s biography and Neil Jordan’s film, does this indicate that how Collins was perceived confirms more about contemporary society than Collins himself?
The role of memory will form a significant portion of the research, crucially the recollections of Collins recorded in the Bureau of Military History. Popular imagery and iconography of Collins will be analysed, such as the now famous photograph of Collins at the funeral of Arthur Griffith, and Sir John Lavery’s ‘Love of Ireland.’ The commemorative significance of Collins will also be investigated, including the rhetoric spoken at these events. A chronological exploration of the biographical tradition of Collins including authors, editions and state attitudes towards these will investigate how, and to what extent, contemporary issues impacted how history involving Collins was written. This project will extend the thematic and chronological scope of previous research. And through an investigation into the afterlife of Michael Collins an attempt will be made to gauge post-revolutionary perceptions and reconciliation levels of a society emerging from, and again embarking upon, bitter political conflict.
Nationalism and Republicanism in the nineteenth and twentieth century; the quest for Catholic Emancipation, Repeal and Home Rule. Fenianism; the Easter Rebellion; the Irish Revolution and the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND DISTINCTIONS:
Bachelor of Arts in Irish History and Society (First Class Honours); Master of Arts in Irish History and Politics (Distinction).
Clothing the poor in Ulster, c. 1850-1914
My PhD research examines the clothing culture and the various methods used by working and destitute poor people to acquire clothing in Ulster throughout their lives as children, adolescents, workers, and in old age. In addition to archival sources, I am interested in the use of visual and material culture in my research. More broadly, I am interested in dress history, archival history, the history of crime and punishment, and Irish women’s and gender history. I am an active member of the Association of Dress Historians, the Costume Society and the Women’s History Association of Ireland.
After studying fashion design at Manchester School of Art, I attended Queen’s University Belfast, taking a BA in Modern History. Following this, I completed an MA in Irish History, with a dissertation entitled ‘No authority to have it in her possession: women and consumer crime in Ireland, 1890-1914’. Following my MA I worked in the Parliamentary Archives at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. In this role, I curated online and physical exhibitions on the Easter Rising, state visits, Shakespeare 400 and the Battle of the Somme. I was also a volunteer archives assistant on the Vote 100 project in parliament to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. I have been commissioned by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to write on women parliamentary candidates in early twentieth-century Ireland. Additionally, I have completed archival work for the National Gallery Archive, PRONI, Special Collections and Archives at Queen’s University Belfast, the Feminist Library, and the Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers. I then qualified as an archivist by completing an MA in Archives and Records Management at the University of Liverpool. My dissertation was entitled ‘Irish national archives 1922-1949: a comparative study of the Public Record Office of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland’. I maintain an active interest in exhibition curation and Irish and British record-keeping history and practice.
The institutional care of Ireland’s elderly female population, 1845-1908
Sarah is a Northern Bridge Doctoral studentship award holder
Since embarking on a History Undergraduate Course at Queen’s University, Belfast, I have developed a keen interest in gender history, in addition to crime and punishment. My undergraduate work therefore focused quite heavily on these research areas. My final year dissertation focused on spousal murder in nineteenth-century Ireland, consider the motives and methods for murder. After completing my undergraduate course, I chose to undertake a Masters in Irish History, where I discovered an interest in using age as a category of historical analysis. Wishing to pursue this interest, I applied for a PhD and was fortunate enough to be rewarded a scholarship from the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. I am currently working on my PhD thesis which focuses on the institutional care of elderly women in nineteenth-century Ireland. I will consider the treatment and daily lives of elderly women in workhouses, charitable institutions, hospitals, prisons and lunatic asylums in a bid to consider how society responded to old age in the nineteenth century. As part of my PhD, I have participated in the Wordsworth Trust: Working with the Archives Symposium, presented a paper at the annual International Women’s Day conference, held at Queen’s University and will be producing a paper for the European Social Science History Conference in April 2018.
Belfast Baths: Exploring and interpreting the historic spaces of the Victorian industrial city
I am a social, public and urban historian of the 20th century, working mainly on Britain. My interests include: working class family and community; masculinity and work; collective memory and identity; commemoration; industrial heritage; civic pride and the regeneration of post-industrial urban areas.
Briege (Brigid) Rafferty
Caught in the Crossfire: Catholic Religious Sisters in Northern Ireland during the ‘Troubles’ (1968-2008)
Particular areas of research interest -The 1960s - global conflict and civil unrest; the Catholic Church of the post-Vatican II era; theologies of liberation; the transnational religious activity of religious sisters in response to conflict; religious sisters - identity, ‘informal power’ and ‘conform or rebel’.
The historical and political treatment previously accorded to the religious dimension of ‘the Troubles’ has been an area of deep contention and much debate, with charges that traditional historical narratives tend to focus on the contribution of male clergy and the voices of women Religious are rarely heard. Consequently, this project aims to make a significant intervention into research on marginalised identities during conflict, through analysis of the experiences and roles played by Catholic religious sisters during ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland (1968-2008). Building on previous research undertaken for my Master of Research in the Arts, this project will combine academic data and archival research with oral testimony. It aims to place women’s voices at the centre of research, exploring what their narratives reveal about their experiences as religious Sisters, their socio-historical situation, and the cultural and political climate in which they lived and worked.
The positive engagement of many Catholic religious sisters in the development of this research will reveal the potential advantages offered by the collaborative story telling process, expose the difficulties faced by women during the ‘Troubles’, and demonstrate that the voices of all who endure conflict deserve to be heard.
Particular areas of interest: The 1960s - global conflict and civil unrest; the Catholic Church of the post-Vatican II era; theologies of liberation; the transnational religious activity of religious sisters in response to conflict; religious sisters - identity, ‘informal power’ and ‘conform or rebel’.
Biographical details: I worked as a nurse in specialised areas of health care for twenty one years. I received a BA in the Humanities (First class honours) from Ulster University in 2012 and a Master of Research in the Arts (with Distinction) from Ulster University in 2016. I commenced my PhD in History in Queen’s University Belfast in September 2017.
My PhD research project is generously funded by the Department for the Environment (DfE).
Publications: Briege Rafferty and Dianne Kirby, ‘Sisters in the ‘Troubles’, Doctrine and Life, vol. 67, no. 1, (January, 2017), pp. 2-12.
Political thought and Protestant intellectual culture in the Scottish Revolution, 1637-1651
I am a PhD candidate in History with research interests in the religious, political, and intellectual history of seventeenth-century Britain and continental Europe. I am primarily interested in how people have historically justified resistance or obedience to authority based on religious principles and political philosophy.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, I received my Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and German from Hillsdale College (a small liberal arts school in southwest Michigan) in 2014. I then completed my Master of Arts in History at QUB in 2015 during which time I studied the Parliamentary fast sermons of the second English civil war.
I have now undertaken a PhD studentship as part of a four-year European Research Council-funded project: ‘War and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe.’ My dissertation is entitled ‘The reception of Calvinist resistance theory in early seventeenth-century Scotland and England’ and investigates how conversations regarding resistance to authority held amongst continental scholars in the French and German-speaking lands were received by scholars in Scottish and English universities between 1603 and 1640. This thesis relies on previously under-examined Latin-language texts and academic correspondence to illustrate the transnational influence of continental religious and political thought on British intellectual life preceding the civil wars of the 1640s.
Although these represent my primary research interests, I am currently involved in organising conferences on a wide range of topics. I am a primary organiser of the International Women’s Day Conference to be held at QUB in March 2018 on women and religion. I am also on the organising committee for the Tudor & Stuart Ireland Conference to be held at QUB in August 2018. I also served on the Postgraduate Staff Student Consultative Committee for the 2016-2017 academic year and will be organising the Postgraduate History Seminar Series for all of 2018.
Charisma and Controversy: Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) and the Debate about Congregational Song
My research focus is Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) concerning his works in the hymn-controversy of the late seventeenth-century. There is a lack of scholarship focused on the development of this controversy, particularly regarding the previous singing disputes found in baptistic congregations. By identifying this as a gap in scholarship, I'm looking into the origins of Baptist song. I am also considering Keach's hymns by surveying their content and effect later felt by key eighteenth-century English hymn-writers such as Isaac Watts (1674-1748).
I am a PhD student at Queen's University Belfast. I am from Orillia ON, Canada and now live in Belfast with my wife. I am in the PhD History Research program at Queen's studying Early-Modern British History.
I am thoroughly enjoying my time at Queen's both academically and socially. I was initially hesitant to leave home as a newly married 23-year-old and move to Belfast for continued education. However, since our arrival in September 2017, my wife and I have been exceedingly impressed by Queen’s and we are very thankful for this experience. The diverse cultural atmosphere surrounding the school and its socially engaging environment provide a breath of fresh air for one doing post-graduate research.
Special thanks to my thesis supervisor- Dr. Crawford Gribben; for all his help and guidance thus far.
The Photographer and the City: the work of A.R. Hogg in recording social conditions in early twentieth-century Belfast
National Museums Northern Ireland Northern Bridge Partnership Award
Lucy is a Northern Bridge Doctoral studentship award holder and is working in collaboration with the historic photographic collections of National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI). Consequently, she is interested in public history and cultural heritage.
Lucy Wray is a first year Ph.D. Student at Queen’s University Belfast where she previously received her B.A in English and History and M.A. in History. Her thesis entitled, ‘The Photographer and the City: the work of A.R. Hogg in recording social conditions in early twentieth-century Belfast’ is supervised by Dr Olwen Purdue, Dr Kieran Connell and Dr Vivienne Pollock (Ulster Museum). Her project will examine A.R Hogg and his contemporaries, exploring the role of the photographer as an observer and actor in early twentieth-century Belfast. It will discuss the relationship between photography and themes such as working-class social conditions, public health and social welfare. Moreover, it will consider the links between photography, associational culture and philanthropy in the British industrial city. Lucy is a Northern Bridge Doctoral studentship award holder and is working in collaboration with the historic photographic collections of National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI). Consequently, she is interested in public history and cultural heritage.
She is also interested in gender and consumption and her MA thesis, supervised by Dr Leonie Hannan, was entitled “Glittering consumer palaces’: Exploring gender and consumption in the Belfast Department Store, c. 1860-1920’. More broadly, she has research interests in social and cultural history and material and visual cultures.
|Name of Student||PhD Research Theme or PhD Thesis Title||Principal Supervisor||Secondary Supervisor|
|Melissa Baird||Irish-America and the Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement 1966-1969||Marie Coleman||Kiera Williams|
|Stuart Brown||Building a Dynasty: Ballymena to Baltimore': Alexander Brown and the internationalisation of the Irish Presbyterian Network, 1760-1840. An economic, social and political analysis.||Peter Gray||Andrew Holmes|
|Lauren Browne||The Posthumous Representation of Medieval Queens-Consort and Royal Paramours||Christopher Marsh||James Davis|
|Sarah Byrne||The body and blood of urban society: The rise of barber-surgeon guilds in the provincial towns of late medieval Britain, 1350-1550.||James Davis||Stephen Kelly|
|Catherine Burns||Lost Childhoods: Visualising child poverty and inequality in Belfast and Glasgow, 1965-95.||Kieran Connell||Sean O'Connell|
|Christopher Cavanagh||The Eunuch-Priests of Hellenistic Asia Minor and Gender Identity||Laura Pfuntner||John Curran|
|Susannah Deedigan||Let the girl go home': gender and political imprisonment in Britain and Ireland, 1939-1945||Fearghal McGarry||Marie Coleman|
|Shannon Devlin||Protestant middle-class sibling relations in nineteenth-century Ulster||Elaine Farrell||Leonie Hannan|
|Padraig Durnin||Left Internationalism and the Ends of Empire: British Imperial Decline’s Affect in Shaping Internationalist Solidarity Movements Between 1956 and 1991||Kieran Connell||Paul Corthorn|
|Steven Egan||The Commonwealth and the Irish Partition in Transnational Perspectives, 1920-1925||Margaret O'Callaghan||Marie Coleman|
|James Isaac Fazio||The Ecclesiological Center of John Nelson Darby’s Dispensationalism||Crawford Gribben||Scott Dixon|
|James Frazer||The Public Life of Robert Jocelyn (1788-1870), 3rd Earl of Roden: landlord, Conservative, evangelical, and Orangeman||Andrew Holmes||Crawford Gribben|
|Sean Garland||Women of the Irish Citizen Army: An Assessment of their Role and Recognition During and After the Revolutionary Period 1916-1923||Marie Coleman||Fearghal McGarry|
|Matthew Gerth||Anti-Communism in Great Britain and the United States During the Early Cold War, 1945 - 1956||Paul Corthorn||Alexander Titov|
|Laura Gillespie||Contraband Camps and the Development of African-American Politics, 1860-1866||Brian Kelly||Nik Ribianszky|
|Nadine Gilmore||Queer Belfast: Social and Cultural Practices of Gay Men, Circa 1967-2005||Sean O'Connell||Kieran Connell|
|Samantha Gowdy||Rights Movement in Arkansas 1919-1939.||Brian Kelly||Nik Ribianszky|
|Barry Henderson||The Forgotten Tycoon: James McHenry, the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad and British-led European investment in American Railroads (1851-91)||Brian Kelly||Nik Ribianszky|
|Matthew Houston||The churches, Northern Ireland and the Second World War||Andrew Holmes||Laurence Kirkpatrick|
|Alexander Jeffery||Security, Politics and Public Opinion in the Republic of Ireland During the 'Troubles' 1968-1998||Peter McLoughlin||Fearghal McGarry|
|Suzanne Jobling||Women's Employment, Equal Pay and Anti-Discrimination Legislation from 1969 to 1993: A Comparative Study of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain||Diane Urquhart||Marie Coleman|
|Gerald Daniel Louis||The East India Company and the Transportation of Indian Convict Labor to the Straits Settlements, 1789 – 1858||Emma Reisz||Ashok Malhotra|
|Declan O'Doherty||The effects of Post-traumatic stress disorder in Post-Revolutionary Ireland.||Marie Coleman||Ciaran Mulholland|
|Johanna Lowry O'Reilly||A case study of the Rt. Hon. James MacMahon Under-Secretary, Dublin Castle, 1918-1922, within a framework of political, educational and social historiography||Marie Coleman||Fearghal McGarry|
|Maire Mac Bride||Commemoration and Social Memory in Northern Ireland: Using Heritage to Remember the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme||John Brewer||Marie Coleman|
|Emma McAlister||Investigating the Impact of Perceived Provenance, Space and Appropriated Ritual Responses on the Understanding of Sacred Objects||Leonie Hannan||Mary O'Dowd|
|Rowena McCallum||Friars, Identity and Space in Medieval Irish Towns||James Davis||Sparky Booker|
|Michelle McCann||A Nineteenth Century Irish Coroner: William Charles Waddell (1846-1878)||Peter Gray||Olwen Purdue|
|Conleth McCloskey||The Afterlife of Michael Collins 1922-98: Commemoration, Literature and Politics.||Fearghal McGarry||Marie Coleman|
|Conor McFall||Red Scare: Anti-Communism and the Labour Party in 20th Century Britain||Paul Corthorn||Christopher Marsh|
|Sarah McHugh||The institutional care of Ireland’s elderly female population, 1845-1908||Elaine Farrell||Diane Urquhart|
|Elizabeth McKee||Clothing the Poor in Ulster, Circa 1850-1914||Elaine Farrell||Olwen Purdue|
|James McNaney||Against Materialism, Anarchy and Godlessness'; Anitcommunism in Ireland 1917 - 1939||Fearghal McGarry||Daniel Kowalsky|
|Claire McNulty||The Experience of Discipline Amongst the Community of the Faithful in Lothian, Scotland 1640 -1671||Crawford Gribben||Ian Campbell|
|Miren Mohrenweiser||Martyr or Mother: Irish Nationalism and Irish Motherhood in N. Ireland Prison Protests, 1975-81||Peter McLoughlin||Cahal McLaughlin|
|Georgios Moraitis||The Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs and the Negotiation of International Law, 1842-1911||Emma Reisz||Alice Panepinto|
|Rhianne Morgan||Belfast Baths: Exploring and Interpreting the Historic Spaces of the Victorian Industrial City||Olwen Purdue||Tom Hulme|
|Jamelyn Palattao||The Russian Refugee Crisis in Asia-Pacific and the Making of International Refugee Law and Organisations, 1917-1960||Eric Morier-Genoud||Emma Reisz|
|Naomi Petropoulos||The Original Derry Girls – Remembering the Shirt Factories of Derry||Sean O'Connell||Peter McLoughlin|
|Adam Quibell||Christ's Kingdom and the Magistrate's Power: John Owen's Political Theology, 1616-83||Crawford Gribben||Ian Campbell|
|Brigid Rafferty||Caught in the Crossfire: Catholic Sisters in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles’||Diane Urquhart||Margaret O'Callaghan|
|Karie Schultz||The Reception of Calvinist Resistance Theory in Early Seventeenth-Century Scotland||Ian Campbell||Crawford Gribben|
|Barry Sheppard||The Internationalism of Muintir na Tíre||Marie Coleman||Fearghal McGarry|
|Matthew Stanton||Charisma and Controversy: Benjamin Keach (1640-1704) and the Debate about Congregational Song||Crawford Gribben||Ian Campbell|
|Kaitlyn Tate||Gender and Power: Governors' Wives in Northern Ireland 1922-1973||Olwen Purdue||Leonie Hannan|
|Emma Taylor||Vanished Veterans: The multifaceted reasons for minimal historical representation and public commemoration of disguised female American Civil War Soldiers||Nik Ribianszky||Keira Williams|
|Lauren Taylor||'Emyr Estyn Evans and the cultural identity of Ulster, 1929 - 1969'||Peter Gray||Eamonn Hughes|
The Role of Divination in Spartan Domestic and Foreign Policy during the Classical and Hellenistic Periods
Our most dear enemies'; Franco-British relations from 1956 to 1973
An exploration of the development of country house gardens and landscapes in Ireland during the nineteenth century and the impact, if any, of the social, economic and political situation on their design
|Lucy Wray||National Museums Northern Ireland Northern Bridge Partnership Award: The Photographer and the City||Olwen Purdue||Kieran Connell|
|Lauren Young||Diabetes in Northern Ireland 1950-2000||Olwen Purdue||Sean O'Connell|
|Yiran Zhang||The Maritime Customs Service and the shaping of modern China at the local level, 1854 to 1949||Emma Reisz||Aglaia De Angeli|