I am currently a Lecturer in History at the University of Roehampton, London where I also lead on the impact agenda. I received a BA (Hons.) in History from the University of Southampton in 2008, and a PhD from the University of Northumbria in 2012, where I was also employed as a Senior Research Assistant for the duration of 2012. My doctoral research interrogated the phenomenon of Catholic loyalty in mid-Victorian Ireland, and was conducted under the supervision of Dr James McConnel and Prof. Don MacRaild.
|Areas of expertise||
My main area of expertise relates to Ireland under the union, and particularly religious identities and minorities. I am currently preparing a monograph entitled Catholic Loyalty in Victorian Ireland, which is under contract with Liverpool University Press.
I have also developed expertise in the emerging area 'impact', particularly as it relates to the development of public outreach, engagement, knowledge exchange, policy implementation and partnerships. I am currently involved in a project with scholars at the universities of Newcastle, Northumbria and Oxford which interrogates partnerships between academics and the heritage sector, in order to share best practice and to provide a sound methodological framework to demonstrate their cultural and social (rather than economic) impact.
Richard A. Keogh (Professional Historian)
September 2013 to date: Lecturer in History and Impact lead at the University of Roehampton, London.
December 2012 to September 2013: Senior Research Officer, at the University of Roehampton, London.
January 2012 to December 2012: Senior Research Assistant at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle.
I have worked as an external consultant with universities on the impact component of REF2014, and strategy development in this area. I am able to advise on the development of communications, public engagement, knowledge exchange impact more broadly.
I have delivered a broad range of modules, covering modern British and Irish history and heritage management in particular, and also have experience in distance learning delivery, dissertation supervision, and postgraduate study. I designed, convened and delivered the following modules:
'Heritage and History': MA in Cultural Heritage Management.
In addition to providing a number of public lectures I have consulted on the development of public exhibitions. Most recently, I conducted research which has underpinned three of the six life narratives for the 'Destination Tyneside' permanent exhibition at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, which opened in 2013.
|Committees & Associations||
Member of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland
[with Dr. James McConnel] ‘The Esmonde family of Co. Wexford and Catholic loyalty’ in Oliver Rafferty (ed.) Irish Catholic Identities (Manchester: MUP, 2013), pp. 274-291.
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
‘“Nothing is so bad for the Irish as Ireland alone”: William Nicholas Keogh and Catholic loyalty’ in Irish Historical Studies, vol. XXXVII, no. 150 (Nov. 2012), pp. 230-48.
[Review] D. G. Boyce and A. O’Day, Gladstone and Ireland: Politics, Religion and Nationality in the Victorian Age (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010), 307pp. in History, vol. 99, Issue 333 (Jan, 2014), pp. 150-2.
‘Selected list of writings on Irish economic and social history published in 2010’ in Irish Economic and Social History, Vol. XXXVII (November 2011), pp. 111-21.