About me

Bio

I have recently submitted my PhD in NUI Galway for examination. The thesis explores responses from the Irish Catholic Church to the first two decades of the Cold War. More broadly, I am interested in transnational aspects of 20th century Irish history, particularly in the mid-twentieth century.

Member Details

Full Name

Gerard Madden (Graduate Historian)

Membership Type

Graduate Historian

Experience

Teaching

In the second semester of the 2015/16 academic year, I taught tutorials in the NUI Galway final year undergraduate module ‘Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960’.

I also contributed to NUI Galway’s MA in Irish Studies in the 2016/17 academic year, contributing to two classes in the module ‘Divided Ireland: Politics and Society Since 1921’. I intend to further contribute to this class in the 2017/18 academic year.

Outreach activities

Papers presented:

Sibéal, Revolutionary Genders conference, ‘Archbishop John Charles McQuaid of Dublin, anti-communism, and the Irish Housewives Association’, NUI Galway, 7-8 October 2016.

1916: Home: 2016, ‘Archbishop John Charles McQuaid of Dublin, anti-communism, and the Irish Housewives Association’, NUI Galway, 7-8 October 2016.

Transnational Ireland, Transnationalism in Practice workshop, Maynooth University, 12 September, 2016.

Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions, “Monitoring suspected ‘revolutionaries’: John Charles McQuaid and the Marine, Port and General Workers’ Union”, University College Cork, 16-17 June, 2016.

Spanish Association for Irish Studies Annual Conference, “Monitoring suspected ‘revolutionaries’: John Charles McQuaid and the Marine, Port and General Workers’ Union” University of Zaragoza, 26-28 May 2016.

Aspects of anti-communism in 20th Century Ireland, ‘Catholic anti-communism and the Irish in post-war Britain’, NUI Galway, 14 April, 2016.

Irish History Students’ Association Conference, ‘Catholic anti-communism, the Cold War, and peace and nuclear disarmament campaigns in Ireland’, NUI Galway, 19-20 February, 2016.

Remembering Noël Browne, 1915-97: Reflections on Radicalism Welfare & Social Change in Modern Ireland, ‘Catholic anti-communism, the Cold War, and peace and nuclear disarmament campaigns in Ireland, 1945-1968’, NUI Galway, 13-14 November, 2015.

'The National union of Journalists and Catholic Anti-Communism in mid-Twentieth Century Ireland', to the Irish History Students' Association Conference, Jim Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, 14 March 2015.

'The National union of Journalists and Catholic Anti-Communism in mid-Twentieth Century Ireland', to the Irish Centre for the histories of Labour and Class's 'Labour & Society in 20th century Ireland' workshop, Hardiman Building, NUI Galway, 27 January 2015.

'Bishop Michael Browne of Galway and anti-communism in mid-twentieth century Ireland', to the Political Studies Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway, 18 October 2014.

‘Catholic anti-communism in mid-twentieth century Galway, 1931-1949’, to the ‘Outsiders in independent Ireland, 1922-1949’ conference, Iontas Building, Maynooth University, 5 September 2014.

'Bishop Michael Browne of Galway and anti-communism in mid-twentieth century Ireland', to the NUI Galway History Graduate Seminar Series, Moore Institute, 5 February 2014.

'Bishop Michael Browne of Galway and anti-communism, 1937-1976', to the inaugural conference of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, NUI Galway, 21 November 2013.

Committees & Associations

Member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians
Member of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class.
Member of the Irish Labour History Society.

Awards

Awarded Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship, 2014-2017.

Other activities

News editor of Scoláire Staire magazine, June 2013 – April 2014.

Until its closure, I was news editor of a free online Irish history magazine, Scoláire Staire, founded and edited by Dr. Adrian Grant of the University of Ulster. I collaborated with an editorial team of history post-grads and post-docs from across Ireland in creating each issue.
Scoláire Staire gave history post-grads and post-docs a platform to showcase their research in an easy and accessible manner. The readership was made up of peers, academic historians and the general public. It was sent to around 600 subscribers and viewed around 5000 times per issue.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

'Bishop Michael Browne of Galway and anti-communism, 1937-1976', Saothar 39, Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, 2014, pp. 21-32.

Reviews

'The Howth Gun-Running and the Kilcoole Gun-Running: Recollections and Documents' in The Irish Story, October 2014. http://www.theirishstory.com/2014/10/08/book-review-the-howth-gun-running-and-the-kilcoole-gun-running-recollections-and-documents/

‘Class, Conflict and Culture, National University of Ireland, Galway, 21/22 November 2013’ co- written with Dr. David Convery, History Workshop Journal, Autumn 2014.

'Making the Difference: The Irish Labour Party 1912-2012', in Saothar, Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, 2014.

'The Men Will Talk To Me: Galway Interviews by Ernie O'Malley', in the Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, 2014.

'Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working Class Life', in Scoláire Staire, October 2013. http://irishhistoryreview.com/wp/?p=41