Adrian Grant is a Researcher at the Belfast School of Architecture, Ulster University. He is currently working on a project examining the architectural legacy of the Troubles on residential Belfast. Prior to this he worked as a Research Associate at the Transitional Justice Institute, INCORE, UU and NUI Galway. He holds a BA and PhD from the University of Ulster and an MA from the University of Liverpool. His main research interests include the history and development of republicanism and radical left-wing politics in Ireland. He is also interested in oral history, the history of domestic service and the lives of landed estate employees. Adrian has lectured in history and politics at the University of Ulster and has written a book and a number of articles on the above subjects. He is the editor of the website Irish History Review, and is currently writing a history of Derry in the 1912-23 period.
|Areas of expertise||
Labour and working class history
labour history; class history; Irish history; social history; oral history; economic history; Northern Ireland; digital history; digital humanities; storytelling; socialism; historiography; memory; landed estates
Adrian Grant (Professional Historian)
PhD in Irish History, University of Ulster, 2007-2010.
Researcher, Belfast School of Architecture, Ulster University, September 2015 – present
Historical research consultant for 1916 Centenary Exhibition (Derry & Strabane District Council, 2016).
|Management & Administrative experience||
University of Ulster Research Concordat Steering Group Committee – Social Sciences Contract Research Staff representative (2014-)
I have been involved with the teaching of undergraduate and post graduate students at some level for over five years. Please see the detailed information below in regard to subjects and modules taught at the University of Ulster (2009-14). I have also developed outline modules on twentieth century Ireland, Irish labour and working class history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Irish revolution (1912-25), radical politics in modern Ireland, a document based module on the history landed estates in Britain and Ireland, and a workshop based module on digital history.
Ireland & Europe BA – Year 2 Tutor 2008-2010 UU – Arts Faculty
Editor of Scoláire Staire (History Scholar) Magazine (2011-14)
|Committees & Associations||
Committee Member of Irish Labour History Society.
Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarship – University of Ulster (2007) – £45,000
Chairman of Exchange Inishowen Ltd. A social enterprise and community development company in the north west of Ireland. (Non-profit).
Irish Socialist Republicanism, 1909-36 (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2012).
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
With Kris Brown, 'A Lens Over Conflicted Memory: Surveying "Troubles" Commemoration in Northern Ireland', Irish Political Studies, 31, 1, (2016), pp. 139-162.
‘Accounts of the [Northern Ireland] conflict’ History Ireland, May/June 2014.
‘”The Forgotten Workers”: Irish landed estate and “big house” employees’, Scoláire Staire, Vol. 3, Issue 1, January 2013.
‘“Workers to the Rescue”: Workers’ International Relief in Ireland, 1925’, History Ireland, January/February 2011.
‘Donegal Labour in the 1923 general election’, Donegal Annual, 60, (2008).
'Teaching Divided History – Research Report' (The Nerve Centre, Derry, 2014).
'Oral Histories and Dealing with the Past', Scope NI , January 2015. http://scopeni.nicva.org/article/oral-histories-and-dealing-past
A. Matthews, The Irish Citizen Army, in History Ireland, November/December 2014.
F. Devine (ed.), A Capital in Conflict: Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout in Scoláire Staire, Vol. 3, Issue 4, October 2013.
[Television] ‘TV Eye: The Big House’ in History Ireland, September/October 2013.
[Film] ‘Enigma: Frank Ryan’ in Scoláire Staire, Vol. 3, Issue 1, January 2013.
J. Curry, Artist of the Revolution: The Cartoon of Ernest Kavanagh in Scoláire Staire, Vol. 2, Issue 3, July 2012.
[Television] ‘Labour’s Way’ (RTE) in Scoláire Staire, Vol. 2, Issue 3, July 2012.
E. O’Connor, A Labour History of Ireland in Scoláire Staire, Vol. 2, Issue 1, January 2012.
A. Cooper (ed.), Lough Swilly: A Living Landscape in History Ireland, November/December 2011.
C. McCabe, Sins of the Father: Tracing the Decisions that Shaped the Irish Economy in Scoláire Staire, Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2011.
[Television] ‘The Limits of Liberty’ (RTE) in Pue’s Occurrences.com, 8, 11, 24 June 2010.
‘Battle Engaged – Locked out: the story of the 1913 Lockout’, Irish Times Century Supplement, 11 September 2013.
‘Labour faces the same fate as Greens after reneging on promises’, TheJournal.ie, 3 February 2013.
‘Troubles over Mick Wallace follow a long line of left-wing splits’, TheJournal.ie, 21 October 2012.