Dr Kyle HughesPhD, BA
Senior Research Assistant
Department of Humanities Northumbria University
Lipman Building, room 201 Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST phone: +44 (0) 191 243 7446
Kyle obtained a BA in History with Irish Literature in English from the University of Ulster, Coleraine in 2007. His doctoral research looked at the Scottish migrant community of Victorian and Edwardian Belfast. Funded initially by a research studentship from the Department of Employment and Learning and in his final year by a research studentship from Northumbria University, Kyle completed his PhD in September 2010. He was then appointed to join the History team at Northumbria as Senior Research Assistant.
PhD in History, Northumbria University, 2010
BA (Hons) First Class, History with Irish Literature in English, University of Ulster, Coleraine (2007)
Kyle will co-ordinate and teach the level 6 module HI0642 ‘The British Empire and Ireland, 1801-1923’ in 2012. He also contributes to the level 4 team-taught modules HI0408 ‘Historians and History’ and HI0402 ‘The Transformation of Britain, 1750-1914’.
Kyle’s research focuses on the social and political history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ireland, particularly crime, secret societies and Ribbonism, and on the history of the Scottish diaspora, including Scottish associational culture and Scottish migration to Ireland. He is currently working on a project provisionally titled: ‘Rethinking Ribbonism: Ribbon Societies in Britain and Ireland’, and is preparing his doctoral thesis and a number of subsidiary articles on the Scots in Victorian and Edwardian Belfast for publication.
Affiliations and Memberships
Member, Economic and Social History Society of Ireland
Member, Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Awards and Fellowships
In 2011 Kyle was awarded a Scouloudi Foundation Historical Award in association with the Institute of Historical Research for a project entitled: ‘St Andrew’s Day in Ireland: A Study in Urban Ethnic Celebration, 1830-1914’.
The Scots in Victorian and Edwardian Belfast (under contract, Edinburgh University Press, Scottish Historical Review Monograph Series).
[with Donald M. MacRaild] Ribbonism in Nineteenth-Century Ireland and Britain (under contract, Liverpool University Press).
Chapters and Articles:
[with John A. Burnett, Donald M. MacRaild and Malcolm Smith] ‘Scottish Migrants in the Northern “Irish Sea Industrial Zone”, 1841-1911: Preliminary Patterns and Perspectives’, Northern History, 49:1 (March 2012), pp. 75-97.
“‘We Scots by the Banks o’ the Lagan”: The Belfast Benevolent Society of St Andrew, 1867-1917’ in Irish Economic and Social History, Vol. XXXVII (November 2010), pp. 24-52.
‘“Scots, Stand Firm, and Our Empire is Safe”: The Politicisation of Scottish Clubs and Societies in Belfast during the Home Rule Era, c1885-1914’, in Tanja Bueltmann, Andrew Hinson and Graeme Morton (eds.), Ties of Bluid, Kin and Countrie: Scottish Associational Culture in the Diaspora (Guelph Centre for Scottish Studies, 2009), pp. 203-220.
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