Clare O'Halloran

Lecturer
School of History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: c.ohalloran@ucc.ie
Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-2605
E: c.ohalloran@ucc.ie

I completed a BA and MA in University College Dublin, before moving to the University of Cambridge to do a PhD.  Subsequently, I was awarded a Research Fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the British Academy, based in the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.  I also held a College Lectureship at Churchill College, Cambridge.  I moved to Cork in 1993 to teach historiography, and I have further developed my teaching interests to include cultural history and the history of European and Irish women from 1500.  My research interests reflect the range of Masters and doctoral topics that I would be happy to supervise.
I have published on the impact of partition on Irish nationalism in the early twentieth century, and, more recently, on antiquarian writing in eighteenth-century Ireland, which I look at from a British and European as well as Irish context.  My current project is a study of the translation of elite antiquarian scholarship into a key element of Irish popular nationalism in the nineteenth century.  Since 2004 I have been a co-editor of The Irish Review, one of the longest established and most influential journals of Irish Studies.

Research Interests

Current major research project: a study of the contribution of elite antiquarian scholarship to nineteenth-century Irish popular nationalism.


Books

YearPublication
(2004)Golden Ages and Barbarous Nations: Antiquarianism and Cultural Politics in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, c.1750-1800.
O'Halloran, Clare; (2004) Golden Ages and Barbarous Nations: Antiquarianism and Cultural Politics in Eighteenth-Century Ireland, c.1750-1800. : Cork University Press. [Details]
(1987)Partition and the Limits of Irish Nationalism: an Ideology under Stress.
O'Halloran, Clare; (1987) Partition and the Limits of Irish Nationalism: an Ideology under Stress. : Gill and Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2012)'Negotiating Progress and Degeneracy: Irish Antiquaries and the Discovery of the 'Folk', 1770-1844'
O'Halloran, Clare (2012) 'Negotiating Progress and Degeneracy: Irish Antiquaries and the Discovery of the 'Folk', 1770-1844' In: Folklore and Nationalism in Europe during the Long Nineteenth Century. Leiden and Boston: Brill. [Details]
(2010)''Harping on the Past: Translating Antiquarian Learning into Popular Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland''
O'Halloran, Clare; (2010) ''Harping on the Past: Translating Antiquarian Learning into Popular Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Ireland'' In: Exploring Cultural History: Essays in Honour of Peter Burke. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington Vermont: Ashgate. [Full Text] [Details]
(2006)'Historical Writings, 1690-1890'
Clare O'Halloran; (2006) 'Historical Writings, 1690-1890' In: Cambridge History of Irish Literature. [Details]
(1995)'An English Orientalist in Ireland: Charles Vallancey (1726-1812)'
O'Halloran Clare; (1995) 'An English Orientalist in Ireland: Charles Vallancey (1726-1812)' In: Forging in the Smithy: National Identity and Representation in Anglo-Irish Literary History. [Details]
(1995)'Ownership of the Past: Antiquarian Debate and Ethnic Identity in Scotland and Ireland'
O'Halloran Clare; (1995) 'Ownership of the Past: Antiquarian Debate and Ethnic Identity in Scotland and Ireland' In: Conflict, Identity and Economic Development: Ireland and Scotland 1600-1839. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Recalling the View: Edmund Spenser and Ireland in the eighteenth century'
Clare O'Halloran (2014) 'Recalling the View: Edmund Spenser and Ireland in the eighteenth century'. Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy Section C-Archaeology Celtic Studies History Linguistics Literature, 114C :215-234 [Details]
(2007)''The Triumph of Virtuous Liberty: Representations of the Vikings and Brian Boru in Eighteenth-Century Histories''
Clare O'Halloran; (2007) ''The Triumph of Virtuous Liberty: Representations of the Vikings and Brian Boru in Eighteenth-Century Histories''. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 22 (*):151-163 [Details]
(1990)''The Island of Saints and Scholars: Views of the Early Church and Sectarian Politics in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland''
Clare O'Halloran; (1990) ''The Island of Saints and Scholars: Views of the Early Church and Sectarian Politics in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland''. Eighteenth-Century Ireland, 5 :7-20 [Details]
(1989)''Irish Re-creations of the Gaelic Past: the Challenge of Macpherson's Ossian''
Clare O'Halloran; (1989) ''Irish Re-creations of the Gaelic Past: the Challenge of Macpherson's Ossian''. Past & Present, (124):69-95 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Brian Boru and his Afterlife'
Clare O'Halloran (2014) 'Brian Boru and his Afterlife' History Ireland, 22 (2) :38-41. [Details]
(2011)''Better without the Ladies: the Royal Irish Academy and the Admission of Women Members''
Clare O'Halloran (2011) ''Better without the Ladies: the Royal Irish Academy and the Admission of Women Members'' History Ireland, 19 (6) :42-45. [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2005)The making of Marsh's Library: Learning, politics and religion in Ireland, 1650-1750.
O'Halloran, C (2005) The making of Marsh's Library: Learning, politics and religion in Ireland, 1650-1750. Book Reviews [Details]
(2012)Oral and Printed Cultures in Ireland, 1600-1900.
O'Halloran, C (2012) Oral and Printed Cultures in Ireland, 1600-1900. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Pathfinders to the Past.
Proinsis Ni Chathain and Siobhan Fitzpatrick, with Howard Clark (eds) (2013) Pathfinders to the Past. Book Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
1985Three-year Research Studentship Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
1987Irish Book Awards 1987: Medal for General Book (i.e. First Prize for Non-fiction book) Irish Book Awards 1987
1988Three-year Stipendiary Research Fellowship Clare Hall, Cambridge
1991Three-year British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowship British Academy
1998Visiting By-fellowship Churchill College Cambridge
2008Mayers Fellowship (One month) Huntington Library, San Marino, California

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2009)Women's History Network 18th Annual Conference, Oxford,
Clare O'Halloran; (2009) The Royal Irish Academy and the Admission of Women, 1785-1985. [Oral Presentation], Women's History Network 18th Annual Conference, Oxford, St Hilda's College, Oxford, UK , 07-SEP-09 - 09-SEP-09. [Details]
(2008)From Folk Culture to National Culture - International Workshop,
Clare O'Halloran; (2008) Negotiating Progress and Degeneracy: Irish Antiquaries and the Discovery of the 'Folk', 1770-1844. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], From Folk Culture to National Culture - International Workshop, Oxford , 11-APR-08 - 11-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Memory, Meaning and Identity - Seminar Series,
Clare O'Halloran; (2008) Recalling the 'View': Edmund Spenser and Eighteenth-Century Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Memory, Meaning and Identity - Seminar Series, Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD, Dublin , 03-JUL-08 - 03-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008)Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference,
Clare O'Halloran; (2008) Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference, UCC, 13-15 June 2008. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference, UCC , 13-JUN-08 - 15-JUN-08. [Details]
(2007)Exploring Cultural History: An International Conference in Honour of Peter Burke,
Clare O'Halloran; (2007) From Antiquarian to Popular Culture: the Irish Historical Imagination in Fiction, Poetry and Political Discourse, 1806-1848’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Exploring Cultural History: An International Conference in Honour of Peter Burke, University of Cambridge England , 05-OCT-07 - 05-DEC-07. [Details]
(2006)Charles O'Conor of Belanagare Conference,
Clare O'Halloran; (2006) A Revolution in our Moral and Civil Affairs: Charles O'Conor and the Creation of a Community of Scholars in late Eighteenth-Century Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Charles O'Conor of Belanagare Conference, Roscommon Ireland , 07-APR-06 - 09-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Antiquarianism and Cultural Politics,
Clare O'Halloran; (2006) Division and Faction: Irish Antiquaries in Comparative Perspective, c. 1770-1810. [Invited Oral Presentation], Antiquarianism and Cultural Politics, Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies University of York , 11-MAR-06 - 11-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005)Women¿s History Association of Ireland, Annual Conference,
Clare O'Halloran; (2005) Women¿s History Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, UCC, 18-19 November 2005. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Women¿s History Association of Ireland, Annual Conference, UCC , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05. [Details]
(2005)Women's History Association of Ireland National Conference 2005,
Clare O'Halloran; (2005) *. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Women's History Association of Ireland National Conference 2005, University College Cork , 18-NOV-05 - 19-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004)Joint Eighteenth-Century Irish Society and Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society Annual Conference,
O'Halloran Clare; (2004) 'The Cause of Virtuous Liberty': Eighteenth-Century Versions of Ireland's Viking Period. [Oral Presentation], Joint Eighteenth-Century Irish Society and Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 17-JUN-04 - 20-JUN-04. [Details]
(2002)'What ish my Nation?' Constructions of Irish Identity from Medieval to Modern,
O'Halloran Clare; (2002) Spenser's Ghost: Barbarism and Identity in the Writings of Thomas Campbell. [Oral Presentation], 'What ish my Nation?' Constructions of Irish Identity from Medieval to Modern, University College Cork , 08-MAY-02 - 09-OCT-02. [Details]
(2002)Constructions of Irish Identity from Medieval to Modern¿,
Clare O'Halloran; (2002) `¿What ish my Nation?¿ Constructions of Irish Identity from Medieval to Modern¿, Conference organised under PRTLI2 auspices, UCC, 10-11 May 2002. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Constructions of Irish Identity from Medieval to Modern¿, UCC , 10-MAY-02 - 11-MAY-02. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Eightenth-Century Ireland Society Committee member2004 /
Women's History Society of Ireland Committee member2014 / 2015
Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Vice President2014 / 2015

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
History, UCC. Lecturer01-OCT-93 / 31-DEC-10
UCC Temporary College Lecturer01-OCT-91 / 30-SEP-92
Churchill College, Cambridge / Faculty of History, University of Cambridge College Lecturer / British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow01-OCT-92 / 30-SEP-93
UCC Temporary College Lecturer01-OCT-93 / 30-SEP-95

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1991University of Cambridge PHDHistory
1984NUI (UCD) MAHistory
1980NUI (UCD) BAHistory and French

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FunctionalFunctionalFunctional

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish Historical Studies Referee-
Journal Of The Galway Archaeological And Historical Referee-
The Irish Review Editor01-JAN-89 - 31-DEC-95
The Irish Review Editor01-JAN-04 -

Other Activities

 Description

Encyclopaedia and Dictionary Entries

2004: Entries for Edward Ledwich, Charles O'Conor and Sylvester O'Halloran in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

1998: 'Irish Historiography' in D.R. Woolf (ed.), A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing, 2 vols (New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998), vol. 1, pp. 471-73.


Visits Abroad:

1988 University of Durham Invitation to deliver paper at the biennial Irish Historians in Britain Group Conference April 1988 (3 days)

1989 Newcastle, Co. Down, N.I. Invitation to deliver paper at the Irish Association Annual Conference
October 1989 (3 days)

1990 University of St Andrews, Scotland Invitation to deliver paper to the Conference of Irish and Scottish Economic and Social Historians September 1990 (3 days)

1991 University of Leiden, Netherlands To deliver a paper at a session of the Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. At the invitation of the Association I had devised the theme of this session and invited the other speakers and chairs. July 1991 (4 days)

1998 University of Cambridge To take up a Visiting By-fellowship, Churchilll College, Cambridge August-December 1998

2006 University of York Invitation to deliver a paper at a conference in the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies 11 March 2006

2007 University of Cambridge Invitation to deliver a paper at a Cultural History conference in honour of my PhD supervisor 10-12 May 2007

2008 University of Oxford Invitation to deliver a paper at an International Workshop on Folklore and Nationalism 11-12 April 2008


Research Talks:

1985 Partition and Irish Nationalism: the Triumph of Rhetoric, 1925-39', Irish Historical Society U.C.D., Dublin June 1985

1987 The Reception of Macpherson's Ossian in Ireland, 1760-1860', Cambridge Group For Irish Studies Seminar, Cambridge University of Cambridge January 1987

1990 Celts, Caledonians and Picts: Antiquarian Debate in Ireland and Scotland, 1750-1800', Interfaculty Graduate Studies Seminar, University of Cambridge University of Cambridge May 1990

1992 Celts, Caledonians and Picts: Origin Myths and Cultural Politics in Ireland and Scotland, 1750-1800', John Hewitt Summer School, Co. Antrim, Cushendall, Co. Antrim, N.I. July 1992.

1993 Partition and the Limits of Nationalism: from Parnell to the Present', Parnell Summer School, Co. Wicklow Avondale, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow August 1993

2006 Researching the Antiquarian Past', School of History Postgraduate Research Seminar, Trinity College Dublin Trinity College Dublin 4 November 2006

2008 Recalling the View: Edmund Spenser and Eighteenth-Century Ireland', Humanities Institute of Ireland Seminar Series, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland Seminar Series, UCD 7 March 2008


List of Expert Assignments:

1989 Invited participant (in recognition of my first monograph) at the British-Irish Association Conference, September 1989.*
*This was part of an important annual series of intensive and high-powered weekend workshops involving Irish, Northern Irish and British politicians and diplomats as well as academics, which discussed solutions to the Northern Ireland crisis. Emmanuel College, Cambridge

1993 Peer reviewer for submission to Irish Historical Studies Dublin

1999 Peer reviewer for submission to the Historical Journal England

2001 Internal Assessor, IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarships Dublin

2002 Internal Assessor, IRCHSS Postgraduate Scholarships Dublin

2006 Peer reviewer for submission to The Journal of British Studies England

2006 Peer reviewer for submission to Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy Dublin


Journal Editorship:

1989 1. The Irish Review, no. 6 (Spring 1989) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities
2. The Irish Review, no. 7 (Autumn 1989) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities

1990 1. The Irish Review, no. 8 (Spring 1990) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities
2. The Irish Review, no. 9 (Autumn 1990) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities

1991 1. The Irish Review, no. 10 (Spring 1991) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities
2. The Irish Review, no. 11 (Winter 1991/92) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities

1992 1. The Irish Review, no. 12 (Spring/Summer 1992) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities1993 1. The Irish Review, no. 13 (Spring 1993) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities
2. The Irish Review, no. 14 (Autumn 1993) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities

1994 1. The Irish Review, no. 15 (Spring 1994) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities
2. The Irish Review, no. 16 (Autumn/Winter 1994) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities

1995 1. The Irish Review, no. 17/18 (Winter 1995) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities
2004 1. The Irish Review, no. 31 (Spring/Summer 2004) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities               2. The Irish Review, no. 32 (Autumn/Winter 2004) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities

2005 1. The Irish Review, no. 33 (Spring 2005) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities

2006 1. The Irish Review, no. 34 (Spring 2006) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities2007 1. The Irish Review, no. 35 (Summer 2007) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities
2. The Irish Review, no. 36-37 (Winter 2007) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities

2008 1. The Irish Review, no. 38 (Spring 2008) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities


The Irish Review 39 (Winter 2008) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 40-41 (Winter 2009) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 42 (Summer 2010) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 43 (Summer 2011) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 44 (Summer 2012) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 45 (Autumn 2012) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 46 (Autumn 2013) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 47 (Winter 2013) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 48 (Summer 2014) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities. The Irish Review 49-50 (Winter 2014-15) Co-editor, with full editorial responsibilities.

Teaching Interests

I teach political, social and cultural history, Irish and European, 1500-1940.