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.
Gerard Madden (Graduate Historian)
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.
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
Awarded Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship, 2014-2017.
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.
|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.
'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