John Borgonovo

Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: J.Borgonovo@ucc.ie

Research Interests

Irish Revolution, 1916-1923; Irish Higher Education; Modern Irish History; First World War; Maritime History; British Empire; Northern Ireland, History of Medicine; Leisure and Sports History; US History





Books

YearPublication
(2007)Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921.
John Borgonovo (2007) Spies, Informers, and the 'Anti-Sinn Féin' Society: The Intelligence War in Cork City, 1920-1921. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2013)'Prevention is Better than Cure':History of the Cork University Dental School and Hospital, 1913-2013.
John Borgonovo, Denis O'Mullane, Tim Holland (2013) 'Prevention is Better than Cure':History of the Cork University Dental School and Hospital, 1913-2013. Cork: University College Cork. [Details]
(2013)The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918.
John Borgonovo (2013) The Dynamics of War and Revolution: Cork City, 1916-1918. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2011)The Battle for Cork: July - August 1922.
John Borgonovo (2011) The Battle for Cork: July - August 1922. Cork: Mercier Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'‘Cork Brass Bands and Political Recreation, 1850-1914’'
John Borgonovo (2015) '‘Cork Brass Bands and Political Recreation, 1850-1914’' In: Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century: Conference Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Irish History. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. [Details]
(2010)'Justice They Would Have: The Cork Branch of the Demobilised and Discharged Soldiers and Sailors Federation, 1919-1921’'
John Borgonovo (2010) 'Justice They Would Have: The Cork Branch of the Demobilised and Discharged Soldiers and Sailors Federation, 1919-1921’' In: A Great Sacrifice, Cork Servicemen Who Died in the Great War. Cork: Echo Press. [Details]
(2010)'‘Throwing Discretion to the Wind: The 1918 General Election in Cork City’'
John Borgonovo (2010) '‘Throwing Discretion to the Wind: The 1918 General Election in Cork City’' In: From Parnell to Paisley: Constitutionalism and Conflict. 2010: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2012)'‘Ordinary Crime, Republican Courts, and the Irish Revolution’'
John Borgonovo (2012) '‘Ordinary Crime, Republican Courts, and the Irish Revolution’' In: Justice and Society, Vol. V, Justice in Wartime and Revolution. Brussels: National Archives of Belgium. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2006)
John Borgonovo (Ed.). (2006) Florence and Josephine O'Donoghue's War of Indepndence: 'A Destiny that Shapes Our Ends'. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2015)
Andy Bielenberg, John Borgonovo, Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc (Ed.). (2015) The Men Will Talk to Me: West Cork Interviews. Cork: Mercier Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2013)'‘Cork University Dental School and Hospital: A Hundred Years of Dental Education, 1913-2013’'
John Borgonovo, Denis O'Mullane, Tim Holland (2013) '‘Cork University Dental School and Hospital: A Hundred Years of Dental Education, 1913-2013’'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, [Details]
(2012)'‘Exercising a Close Vigilance Over Their Daughters: Cork Women, American Sailors, and the Catholic Vigilantes of 1917-1918’'
John Borgonovo (2012) '‘Exercising a Close Vigilance Over Their Daughters: Cork Women, American Sailors, and the Catholic Vigilantes of 1917-1918’'. Irish Historical Studies, [Details]
(2010)'The Guerrilla Infrastructure: IRA Special Services in the Cork Number One Brigade, 1917-1921’'
John Borgonovo (2010) 'The Guerrilla Infrastructure: IRA Special Services in the Cork Number One Brigade, 1917-1921’'. Irish Sword, [Details]
(2014)''Something in the Nature of a Massacre': The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited'
Andy Bielenberg, John Borgonovo (2014) ''Something in the Nature of a Massacre': The Bandon Valley Killings Revisited'. Eire-Ireland, [Details]
(2012)'‘Revolutionary Violence and Historiography’'
John Borgonovo (2012) '‘Revolutionary Violence and Historiography’'. Irish Historical Studies, [Details]
(2009)'' 'A Soviet in Embryo': ”: Food, Famine, and the Cork People’s Food Committee, 1918’'
John Borgonovo (2009) '' 'A Soviet in Embryo': ”: Food, Famine, and the Cork People’s Food Committee, 1918’'. Saothar: Journal of The Irish Labour History Society, [Details]
(2012)''Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters': Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18'
Borgonovo, J (2012) ''Exercising a close vigilance over their daughters': Cork women, American sailors, and Catholic vigilantes, 1917-18'. Irish Historical Studies, 38 :89-107 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2008)'“Thoughtless Young People” and “The Battle of Patrick Street”: The Cork City Riots of June 1917'
John Borgonovo (2008) '“Thoughtless Young People” and “The Battle of Patrick Street”: The Cork City Riots of June 1917' Journal of The Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, . [Details]
(2009)'‘The Prescott-Decie Memo: Government Approval for “Secret Murder'
John Borgonovo and Gabriel Doherty (2009) '‘The Prescott-Decie Memo: Government Approval for “Secret Murder' History Ireland, . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2008)Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies, 2006
John Borgonovo (2008) Gender, Espionage, and the Corkwomen Spies of 1919-1921 Southern Regional American Conference for Irish Studies, 2006 [Details]

Reviews

YearPublication
(2012)Review article: Revolutionary violence and Irish historiography.
Borgonovo, J (2012) Review article: Revolutionary violence and Irish historiography. Reviews [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2012)The Irish Diaspora and Revolution, 1845-1945,
John Borgonovo (2012) The Exile, Death, and Repatriation of Father Dominic O’Connor, 1922-1958. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Diaspora and Revolution, 1845-1945, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
(2012)The Irish Diaspora and Revolution, 1845-1945,
John Borgonovo (2012) The Exile, Death, and Repatriation of Father Dominic O’Connor, 1922-1958. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Diaspora and Revolution, 1845-1945, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
(2013)Poland and Ireland, Ways of Independence,
John Borgonovo (2013) The Irish Revolution, A Case Study. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Poland and Ireland, Ways of Independence, Embassy of Poland in Ireland and Institute of National Remembrance, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class Inaugural Conference,,
John Borgonovo (2013) Republican civil administration and taxation in the “Munster Republic”, July-August 1922. [Oral Presentation], Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class Inaugural Conference,, NUI Galway . [Details]
(2013)Youth Culture in Context,
John Borgonovo (2013) Irish Mod Scooters, American Lowriders, and Public Space Displays. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Youth Culture in Context, NUI Galway . [Details]
(2013)Living in Violent Times,
John Borgonovo (2013) Remembering the Irish Revolution: Republican Commemoration in County Cork, 1896-1966. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Living in Violent Times, University of Warwick . [Details]
(2011)Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration and Public Display,
John Borgonovo (2011) Political Percussions: Cork’s Marching Bands in War and Revolution, 1914-1922. [Oral Presentation], Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration and Public Display, University of Paris, Sarbonne IV . [Details]
(2013)The Irish Civil War,
John Borgonovo (2013) The Conventional Phase of the Civil War. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Irish Civil War, Custume Barracks, Athlone . [Details]
(2013)Trinity College Dublin Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series,
John Borgonovo (2013) The Dynamics of War and Revolution. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Trinity College Dublin Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2008)The Black Hand of Republicanism, The Fenians and History,
John Borgonovo (2008) ‘The Lid Came Off’: The IRB, The IRA, and Dual Control in Cork City, 1917-1921. [Oral Presentation], The Black Hand of Republicanism, The Fenians and History, Queen's University Belfast . [Details]
(2013)Popular Culture and Protest Repertoires in 20th Century Europe,,
John Borgonovo (2013) Civil Disobedience and the Irish Revolution, 1917-1922. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Popular Culture and Protest Repertoires in 20th Century Europe,, European University Institute, Florence . [Details]
(2014)Ernie O'Malley Symposium,
John Borgonovo (2014) Ernie O’Malley Notebooks as a Historical Source. [Oral Presentation], Ernie O'Malley Symposium, New York University . [Details]
(2012)Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century: Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland,
John Borgonovo (2012) Cork Marching Bands: Leisure, Society and Politics, 1845-1914. [Oral Presentation], Leisure and the Irish in the Nineteenth Century: Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland, Mater Dei . [Details]
(2014)Medical Training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014: New foundations and global perspectives,
John Borgonovo (2014) 'Cork University Dental School Student Experience, 1914-1994'. [Oral Presentation], Medical Training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014: New foundations and global perspectives, University College Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Cumann na mBan, Women’s History Association of Ireland 2014 Conference,
John Borgonovo (2014) Cumann na mBan, Gender, and Cork. [Plenary Lecture], Cumann na mBan, Women’s History Association of Ireland 2014 Conference, Collins Barracks, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Food and the First World War,
John Borgonovo (2014) Food Preservation, Agitation, and Agrarianism in Ireland, 1918. [Oral Presentation], Food and the First World War, Liverpool Hope University . [Details]
(2014)Women and the First World War Women’s Studies Seminar,
John Borgonovo (2014) Wartime Mobilisation of Cork City Women, 1914 - 1918. [Oral Presentation], Women and the First World War Women’s Studies Seminar, University College Cork . [Details]
(2011)Justice in Wartime and Revolutions,
John Borgonovo (2011) Ordinary Criminality, Republican Courts, and the Irish Revolution. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Justice in Wartime and Revolutions, Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society, Brussels . [Details]
(2011)Insurgencies, Small Wars, and the Past and Future of Conflict,
John Borgonovo (2011) Insurgent Intelligence in Cork, 1918-1921. [Oral Presentation], Insurgencies, Small Wars, and the Past and Future of Conflict, University College Dublin . [Details]
(2011)History, Memory and American Foreign Relations, University College,
John Borgonovo (2011) Il Baseball: The American Cemetery at Nettuno and the Development of Italian Baseball. [Oral Presentation], History, Memory and American Foreign Relations, University College, University College Dublin . [Details]
(2008)From Parnell to Paisley, Irish Constitutionalism and Conflict,
John Borgonovo (2008) Throwing Discretion to the Wind: The 1918 General Election in Cork City. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], From Parnell to Paisley, Irish Constitutionalism and Conflict, Queen's University Belfast . [Details]
(2009)Imprisonment and the Irish,
John Borgonovo (2009) The Cork Prison Strike, 1920. [Oral Presentation], Imprisonment and the Irish, Mater Dei Institute, Dublin City University . [Details]
(2012)The Titanic and Other Aspects of the Maritime History of Cork Harbour,
John Borgonovo (2012) The Lusitania, U-boats, and the American Navy in Cork, 1914-1918. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Titanic and Other Aspects of the Maritime History of Cork Harbour, , Cork County Council and University College Cork, Cobh . [Details]
(2012)Gender and Irish Society in the 19th and 20th Century: New Perspectives, New Ideas,
John Borgonovo (2012) Gender, Nationalism, and the Cork Cumann na. [Oral Presentation], Gender and Irish Society in the 19th and 20th Century: New Perspectives, New Ideas, NUI Galway . [Details]
(2013)One Hundred Years of Dental Evolution Centenary Conference,
John Borgonovo, Denis O'Mullane (2013) A century of dental education in Cork. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], One Hundred Years of Dental Evolution Centenary Conference, Cork University Dental School and Hospital . [Details]
(2013)Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution: The Cause of Labour, 1913 and Beyond,
John Borgonovo (2013) Agrarianism and Food Protection in Ireland, 1918. [Oral Presentation], Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution: The Cause of Labour, 1913 and Beyond, University College Cork . [Details]
(2010)Australasian Irish Studies Conference,
John Borgonovo (2010) ‘One of the Most Loyal Citizens of the Empire to be Found in Australia’: The Court-Martial of Chaplain Thomas O’Donnell, AIF. [Oral Presentation], Australasian Irish Studies Conference, Queen's University Belfast . [Details]
(2009)The Irish War of Independence,
John Borgonovo (2009) The Guerrilla Infrastructure: IRA Special Services in the Cork Number One Brigade, 1917-1921. [Oral Presentation], The Irish War of Independence, National Museum of Ireland . [Details]
(2009)The Irish Conference of Historians,
John Borgonovo (2009) ‘Exercising a Close Vigilance Over Their Daughters’: Cork Women, American Sailors, and the Catholic Vigilantes of 1917-1918. [Oral Presentation], The Irish Conference of Historians, University of Limerick . [Details]
(2008)Sports History Ireland,
John Borgonovo (2008) Ring Around the Roses’: Civil Disobedience, the Cork G.A.A., and the Public Assembly Ban of 1918. [Oral Presentation], Sports History Ireland, Boston College, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)How Wars End,
John Borgonovo (2014) 'Ending the Irish Civil War'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], How Wars End, University of Dundee . [Details]

Outreach Activities

 Description

2014, Public Lecture - The People’s College Lecture Series on the Irish Revolution – 'Black and Tans', Irish National Teacher’s Union, Dublin

History Ireland Hedge School: Volunteering in Ireland’, Irish Centre for Labour and Class, NUI Galway (2013)

History Ireland Hedge School: Women and the First World War, Dublin Castle, Dublin Festival of History (2014)

2014, Public Lecture - Glandore Classic Boat Summer School – 'The Cork landings, 1922', Glandore, Co Cork

History Ireland Hedge School: Four Glorious Years” or Squalid Sectarian Conflict?’, National Library of Ireland (2012)

2014, Public Lecture – Cork City Library, ‘Europe’s Last Summer: An Exhibition on the World Before World War I in Books and Magazines’ – Exhibit Launch

2014, Public Lecture - Inaugural Knocklong Rescue Commemorative Seminar – ‘Cork and the War of Independence’, Knocklong, Co. Tipp

2013, Public Lecture - Archbishop Mannix Memorial Weekend – ‘Chaplain O’Donnell, Bishop Mannix, and the Killarney Incident’ – Charleville, Co. Cork

History Ireland Hedge School: Cumann na mBan, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin (2014)

2014, Public Lecture – History and Archives Week – ‘Historical Sources in the Irish Revolution’, Cork City and County Archives

2013, Public Debate – ‘Rebel cork and the fight for Irish Independence’, The Cork Gathering, Concert Hall, Cork City Hall

2008, Public Lecture - Understanding our History: A Conference for people from the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross – ‘The Protestant experience of Revolutionary Cork, 1918-1922’

2013 – Public Lecture/Exhibition Launch – Revolution: Photographic History of Revolutionary Ireland 1913 -23 – Cork Public Museum

2013, Lecture Host - Dublin Festival of History, ‘Charles Townshend and Ronan Fanning in Conversation with John Borgonovo’ – Dublin Castle, 2013

2012, Public Lecture - Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway – ‘Cork Women and the American Sailor Disturbances’

2011, Public Lecture - Irish Local Authority Archivist Group, 40 Years of Local Government Archives – ‘Defending the Box: Reflections on Local History and Archives’, Cork City and County Archives

History Ireland Hedge School: Before Banna: Politics, Society and Sport in Kerry, 1912 – 1916, The Seanchaí Literary & Cultural Centre, Listowel (2014)