I am a media historian with particular research interests in the British and Irish media in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, news agencies, transnationalism and national identity.
I currently teach in History at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where I was awarded my Ph.D. in 2014 for my thesis 'International News Supply in Ireland, c.1899-1949'. I teach survey modules on modern Irish and European history, early modern European history, medieval Irish history and research, analysis and presentation skills for undergraduate history students. I have previously taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level on modern British history, British imperial history and transnational history.
I am secretary of the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, secretary of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, and editor of the Irish Bibliography of Press History (http://newspapersperiodicals.org/bibliography/).
James T. O'Donnell (Professional Historian)
PhD, 'International News Supply in Ireland, c.1899-1949' (2008-14),
MA, Culture and Colonialism (2007-08),
BA, Ancient History (1995-98),
2013 – Present, Teaching Assistant,
For further information please see my LinkedIn profile: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/james-o-donnell/46/6b0/417
(2015 – Present) TA: Ireland and Europe, 1789-1914; Ireland and Europe from Medieval to Modern; Skills for Historians.
(2015 – 2016) TA: From Beveridge to Thatcher: Politics, society, economy and welfare in Britain, 1948-1992; lecturer (illness cover): Of Rice and Men: Aid and Humanitarianism since 1945.
(2014 – 2015) TA: Ireland in a Global Context,1922-2002; guest lecturer (DCU): News Agencies, Foreign Correspondents and Reporting International Events in Ireland from the 1890s to the 1950s.
(2013 – 2015) TA: Europe in the Age of the Great War; Europe, 1789-1815; Ireland 1912-23; Ireland in the 1790s.
(2010 – 2011) Tutor: The British Empire 1756-1968; guest MA seminar leader: The Decolonisation of Ireland?; guest lecturer: Irish Newspapers and the South African War.
(2009 – 2010) Guest MA seminar leader, The Decolonisation of Irish Newspapers?; guest lecturer, Irish Newspapers and the South African War.
|Committees & Associations||
Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, Secretary, 2014 – Present.
Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, Executive Committee, 2010 – 2016, Secretary 2016 – Present.
2013, AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen, Cross-Currents Conference Bursary.
[Forthcoming] The Irish regional press, 1892-2012: changing media in a changing country, (ed.) with Ian Kenneally (Dublin: Four Courts Press).
[Forthcoming] 'Keeping an eye on…: sourcing and covering international news in the Irish regional press 1892-1949' in Ian Kenneally and James T. O'Donnell (eds.), The Irish regional press, 1892-2012: changing media in a changing country (Dublin: Four Courts Press).
[Forthcoming] 'The Economics of Press and Periodical Production' in David Finkelstein (ed.), The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 2: Expansion and Evolution, 1800-1900 (Edinburgh: EUP).
[Forthcoming] '“Compadres if not compatriots”: A Shared Managerial Culture in British and Irish Newspapers in the Nineteenth Century' in David Finkelstein (ed.), The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 2: Expansion and Evolution, 1800-1900 (Edinburgh: EUP).
[Forthcoming] 'Identities, Professional and Industrial Organisation' in Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy (eds.), Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 3: Power, Popularization and Permeation, 1900-2017(Edinburgh: EUP).
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
'Content, Comment and Censorship: A case study comparing coverage of Dunkirk and D-Day in Irish newspapers', Media History, Vol. 23, Nos. 3-4 (2017), pp. 345-359. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13688804.2017.1353905
'A Class of News: an all-Ireland managerial class in Irish newspapers', Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, 25 April 2016 (ichlc.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/a-class-of-news-an-all-ireland-managerial-class-in-irish-newspapers/).
Review: A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s, Mel Farrell, Jason Knirck and Ciara Meehan (eds.), (Sallins: Irish Academic Press, 2015), Saothar: Journal; of the Irish Labour History Society, Vol. 43 (2018), pp. 163-5.
'A Two-Faced Agreement', The Revolution Papers, No. 43, 25 October 2016 (www.academia.edu/29437532/A_Two-Faced_Agreement).