About me


Victoria Anne Pearson is a PhD candidate with the School of History, University College Cork. Her research focuses on the life and work of Bishop Francis Moylan, 1735-1815, a significant figure in the emergence of a renewed and reinvigorated Catholic community in late Eighteenth Century Ireland. Victoria graduated with a BA (First Class) from UCC in 2003. She was an UCC Research Scholar at Washington College Maryland in
2003/2004.  From 2007-2013, Victoria worked in various tutorial and advisory roles with visiting students at UCC and was, for a time, the Co-ordinator of the International Summer
School in Irish Studies.  Her first article, ‘We Saw A Vision’: The Cork Charitable Society, 1791-1815, was published in the 20th edition -2019 of History Studies, the Journal of the
University of Limerick History Society.

Areas of expertise

Eighteenth Century Ireland


Catholic Church, History of the Presentation Order in Ireland, Nano Nagle, Fr. Theobald Matthew, Jesuit History, Edmund Rice, Catholic Education, Philanthropy, Catholic Charitable Societies, Church building, religious life in Pre-Fmaine Ireland, women religious, O'Connellism in Cork City, United Irishmen in Cork, Penal Laws, Rise of the Catholic Middle Class, Merchant Princes, Social Conditions, Pre-Famine Emigration, Catholic Emancipation, The Temperance Movement, Act of Union and Repeal Movement.

Member Details

Full Name

Victoria Anne Pearson

Membership Type

Graduate Historian