I am currently Senior Lecturer in History at The Open University (UK) where I teach and research on modern British and Irish history. My primary research focus is religious history and I have written on religious revivals, women and gender, Presbyterianism and Methodism, popular piety and other aspects of, mainly, the Irish Protestant experience. I also have a minor interest in culture in the early Northern Irish state, particularly folklife studies and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. For the past 10 years I have been in charge of our MA in Local and Regional History. From this I have become interested in adult learners of history and in the development of historical skills resources for leisure learners.
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19th and 20th century Irish social history
Janice Holmes (Professional Historian)
BA (Guelph, Canada), 1989
Faculty of Arts Fellow (University College Dublin), 1994-96