Dr Claire Fitzpatrick
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Dr Claire Fitzpatrick

Lecturer in History

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

Role

Lecturer in modern Irish history.

Third year module:

Hist 610 The Irish Revolution 1912-37 

Second year module:


Hist 517 The Longest War: Britain and Ireland since 1949

First year module:

Hist 409 Fractured Isles:  Britain and Ireland 1640-1990

Qualifications

B.A (Hons) Monash University
Ph.D Cambridge University

Teaching interests

Modern Irish history particularly the Irish revolution 1912-32 and contemporary Northern Ireland; the development of the state in post-partition Ireland; the history of the Irish post office 1912-27.

Research interests

My research interests lie mainly in the development of democracy in the Irish Free State and the role of labour in the Irish revolution. I am interested in popular participation in the revolution. I am also interested in the effects of partition on politics and identity and the development of the state in Northern Ireland  in relation to Labour and popular politics.

I am currently working on a history of the Irish post office in the period of 1912-27.

'Partition, postal service and Ulster Unionist politics, 1921-7' International Journal of Regional and Local History, 10, 2016.

"Nationalising the ideal: Labour and nationalism in Ireland 1909-1923", in E. Biagini (ed.), Citizenship and Community: Liberals, radicals and Collective Identities in the British Isles, 1865-1931, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996.

"Irish Nationalism" in Immanuel Ness (ed.) Blackwell's International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, Blackwell Publishing 2009

"Dublin Lockout 1913" in ibid