In September 2016 I was awarded a NUI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Humanities and will be based in An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University. Between 2015 and 2016 I was Associate Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus.
|Areas of expertise||
My primary research interest lies in the impact of the Irish Revolution on individuals and communities and specifically the use of intimidation and coercion by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) at a local level. My PhD thesis examined violence, threat and punishment in terms of its nature, its victims and its influence on local popultions. By extension, it considered notions of civilian behaviour, popular support and loyalty during irregular war.
Brian Hughes (Professional Historian)
2014: PhD in Modern Irish History (TCD)
NUI Fellow in the Humanities, Maynooth University;
In 2014 I researched and wrote a short history of Abbottstown House in Dublin, commissioned by National Sports Campus Ireland.
*University of Exeter, Cornwall
Level 3 Module Coordinator:
*Teaching Assistant, TCD, 2010-2015:
*Teaching Assistant, UCD, 2013-Present:
*Guest Lecturer, Maynooth University, 2014
I am currently working as part of a team at An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University creating augmented reality applications and related tools based on the virtual world created as part of the 'Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge' project (mountstreet1916.ie), of which I was also a part. One set of tools will be used to teach secondary school children about the battle, the other will form be a 'Walking Tour' for the general public.
I have given talks and lectures to local histories societies, special interest groups, and public societies. During 2015 and 2016 I will be offering several more lectures to, among others, Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire 1916 Committee, the 1916 Clubs and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
In 2014 I was commissioned by National Sports Campus Ireland to produce a walking tour and publish a short history of Abbotstown House in Dublin for free circulation to the local public.
I have also taught history to adult learners through UCD Adult Education and the South County Dublin VEC.
|Committees & Associations||
Member, Centre for the Study of War, State, and Society, University of Exeter
TCD School of Histories and Humanities Postgraduate Studentship, 2011-13 (€8,000 per annum plus fees)
Research Assistant, Maynooth University, January-September 2016: ‘Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge’: historical research as part a collaborative research project to create a virtual world visualation of one of the key engagements of the 1916 Rising.
*with Fergus Robson (eds.) Unconventional warfare from antiquity to the present day (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, 2017). [https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319495255]
* Defying the IRA? intimidation, coercion, and communities during the Irish Revolution (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016) [http://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/collections/subject_category-history_irish-studies/products/80767]
* (ed) Eoin MacNeill: memoir of a revolutionary scolar (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2016) [http://www.irishmanuscripts.ie/servlet/Controller?action=publication_item&pid=161]
* 16 Lives: Michael Mallin (Dublin: O'Brien Press, 2012) [http://www.obrien.ie/michael-mallin]
*'"Well may we be proud of him": living with the deaths of the leaders of the Easter Rising' in Lisa Marie Griffith and Ciaran Wallace (eds), Grave matters: death and dying in Dublin 1500-2000 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2016)
* 'Persecuting the Peelers' in David Fitzpatrick (ed), Terror in Ireland, 1916-1923 (Dublin: Lilliput, 2012)
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
*‘Making the terror behind greater than the terror in front: internal discipline, forced participation, and the I.R.A., 1919–21’, Irish Historical Studies (forthcoming, Summer 2018).
*with Billy Campbell and Susan Schreibman, ‘Contested memories: revisiting the Battle of Mount Street Bridge, 1916’, British Journal for Military History (forthcoming, Spring 2017).
*'Loyalists and loyalism in a southern Irish community, 1920-21', The Historical Journal, 59/4 (December 2016), pp 1075–1105
Seamus Mallin, Dictionary of Irish Biography (added December 2015.