Martin is a recent graduate of the University of Limerick, his PhD titled Waging war against immorality: The role of social purity organisations in the campaigns against immorality in England and Ireland, 1869-1939 took a comparative, transnational approach to the campaigns against immorality by Irish and English social purity groups at the end of the nineteenth and the turn of the twentieth century. Martin’s is an Independent Researcher whose main interests lies in the social history of modern Ireland and England, and in particular the ideas of nation building through the ordering of the working-classes by middle-class social purists. He is currently researching the campaigns by social purity groups against immorality amongst British soldiers’ stationed in Ireland and Malta from 1869 to1922. In addition, martin is working on a commissioned biography provisionally titled ‘Richard Devane S.J.: Social Commentator and Activist, 1876-1951.
|Areas of expertise||
Working-class entertainment 1890s to 1960s
Martin Walsh (Professional Historian)
2012 to 2016 PhD in History, University of Limerick
August 2016- to date Independent Researcher
September 2012-2016 Department of History, University of Limerick Part-timeLecturer/Tutor
I have lectured or tutored the following modules at the University of Limerick
Europe: Enlightenment and Revolution, 1688-1815
2009 Adare and District Historical Society: ‘History of Limerick Cinema, 1896-1976’
2011 Castleconnell Historical Society: ‘Campaign against ‘evil literature’ in Ireland 1911-1929’
|Committees & Associations||
Member of the Women's History Association of Ireland 2017
Currently writing a commissioned biography provisionally titled ‘Richard Devane S.J.: Social Commentator and Activist, 1876-1951, which will be published by the Messenger Publication in 2018.
‘Richard Devane S.J.: Social commentator in the Free State, 1920-51’, Studies, an Irish Quarterly Review, (Winter 2014/15), vol. 103, no. 412, pp. 562-73.
‘Hidden History of Limerick Skating Rink’, Old Limerick Journal, (December, 2011), vol. 45, pp. 52-5.