I am formerly Senior Lecturer in History at The Open University (UK) where I taught and researched modern British and Irish history. In 2018 I moved to Sweden where I am now an independent scholar and researcher.
My primary research focus continues to be modern Irish religious history and I have written on many aspects of the Irish Protestant experience. I am currently interested in Belfast Presbyterian clergymen and their families.
I am also interested in public history and history practices outside of universities. I am currently researching the origins of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and have a longstanding interest in 'adult learners of history' and how history is taught and learned within adult leisure and volunteer contexts.
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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