Member Details

Full Name

Dr Frances Nolan (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



PhD, University College Dublin (2011-15). Awarded 4 Feb. 2016.
MA in History, University College Dublin (2010), 1:1.
BA in History and English, University College Dublin (2006-9), 2:1.


Current: UCD School of History, Occasional Lecturer
UCD Access Programme, Study Skills Tutor

National Library of Ireland Research Student 2016-17
Freelance Researcher and Graphics Co-ordinator, RTÉ Sport (2016)
Freelance Researcher (with InQuest Research) on RTÉ's 2016 General Election and Centenary Commemoration coverage (2015-16)
Tutor, School of History, University College Dublin (2011-15)

Management & Administrative experience

Archivist on Duty, National Library of Ireland (October 2016 – present)
Organising Committee Member, Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference (2012-14)
Temporary Office Administrator, School of History, University College Dublin (2015)


Tutor, School of History, University College Dublin (2011-15)
Tutor, Access Programme, University College Dublin (Sept. 2016-present)

Committees & Associations

Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference – Committee Member (2012-present)


Women's History Association of Ireland Publication Prize 2017
NLI Research Studentship in Irish History (2016-17)
Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship (2012-15)
UCD Seed Funding (2014)


Peer Reviewed Journals

Frances Nolan, ‘”The Cat’s Paw”: Helen Arthur, the Act of Resumption, and The Popish Pretenders to the Forfeited Estates in Ireland, 1700-3’, Irish Historical Studies. Forthcoming.


REVIEW: Frances Nolan, 'Rachel Wilson, Elite Women in Ascendancy Ireland, 1690 – 1745: Imitation and Innovation (Woodbridge, 2015)', Eighteenth Century Ireland, xxxi (2016), pp 183-6.

REVIEW: Frances Nolan, 'Salvador Ryan and Clodagh Tait (eds), Religion and Politics in Urban Ireland, c. 1500-c.1750: Essays in Honour of Colm Lennon (Dublin, 2016)', Irish Literary Supplement. Forthcoming.