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Dr Martin O'Donoghue

Lecturer

Department: Humanities

Dr Martin O’Donoghue joined the department in 2019 as Lecturer in Irish and British History. Before joining Northumbria, he lectured at the University of Limerick and the National University of Ireland, Galway where his PhD (2016) was funded by the Irish Research Council and the College of Arts doctoral scholarships. In 2017, he was awarded the National Library of Ireland Research Studentship held in conjunction with the Irish Committee of Historical Sciences. In this role, he completed study of manuscript collections concerning Irish and British landed estates for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Martin’s research examines the dynamics of political activism in modern Ireland, the relationship with British rule, key developments in the Irish revolution, and the memory of Irish Party leaders in politics and culture. His first book, The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949, will be published by Liverpool University Press later this year. 

Martin O'Donoghue

Qualifications

History PhD December 06 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ‘Ireland’s Independence Day’, O'Donoghue, M. 5 Jul 2019, In: European Review of History/Revue Europeenne d'Histoire
  • The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949, O'Donoghue, M. 31 Dec 2019
  • Vocational voices or puppets of the Lower House? Irish senators, 1938-1948, O'Donoghue, M. 8 Oct 2019, Reforming Senates, London, Routledge

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Martin’s research examines the dynamics of political activism in modern Ireland, the relationship with British rule, key developments in the revolutionary decade, and the memory of Irish Party leaders in politics and culture. His first book, The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949, will be published by Liverpool University Press later this year. Martin has also published on a range of themes in modern Irish history including the Irish senate, the Anglo-Irish treaty, the 1918 general election and the Easter Rising. 

Martin has extensive experience of public history and community engagement through his work with history and heritage groups during the Decade of Centenaries in Ireland and his media work with RTÉ, TheJournal.ie and Northern Visions television. He was the academic director of the Parnell Summer School in 2018 and 2019 and remains a member of the committee of the Parnell Society. He also sits on the committee of the Irish Association of Professional Historians and manages the association’s social media accounts.


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