Laurence M. Geary

Senior Lecturer
History
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

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E: L.Geary@ucc.ie
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Research and teaching appointments at the Australian National University, Canberra; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; University of Melbourne, Australia; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin; University College Cork.

Research Interests

Political and social history of nineteenth-century Ireland; the history of medicine in Ireland from the eighteenth century to the twentieth; the history of the Irish in Australia.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
IRCHSS Cofund "Intellectual Disability and the Irish Districk Asylums: Ballinasloe 1891-1911.Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)17-DEC-1030-JUN-12€57,888.00

Books

YearPublication
(2004)Medicine and charity in Ireland, 1718-1851.
Geary, Laurence M.; (2004) Medicine and charity in Ireland, 1718-1851. : UCD Press. [Details]
(1986)The Plan of Campaign, 1886-1891.
Geary, Laurence M.; (1986) The Plan of Campaign, 1886-1891. : Cork University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2014)Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland
Geary, Laurence M and Oonagh Walsh (Ed.). (2014) Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2008)Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. History, politics and culture
Geary, Laurence M. and Andrew J. McCarthy (Ed.). (2008) Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. History, politics and culture Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. History, politics and culture. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2005)Nineteenth-century Ireland: a guide to recent research
Geary, Laurence M. and Margaret Kelleher (Ed.). (2005) Nineteenth-century Ireland: a guide to recent research Nineteenth-century Ireland: a guide to recent research. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(2005)History and the public sphere: essays in honour of John A. Murphy
Geary, Laurence M. and Tom Dunne (Ed.). (2005) History and the public sphere: essays in honour of John A. Murphy History and the public sphere: essays in honour of John A. Murphy. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2001)Rebellion and remembrance in modern Ireland
Geary, Laurence M (Ed.). (2001) Rebellion and remembrance in modern Ireland Rebellion and remembrance in modern Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)''The best relief the poor can receive is from themselves': the Society for Promoting the Comforts of the Poor'
Geary, Laurence M (2014) ''The best relief the poor can receive is from themselves': the Society for Promoting the Comforts of the Poor' In: Geary, Laurence M and Oonagh Walsh (eds). Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2012)''Report upon the recent epidemic fever in Ireland': the evidence from Cork'
Geary, Laurence M (2012) ''Report upon the recent epidemic fever in Ireland': the evidence from Cork' In: Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-52. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2012)'Medical relief and the Great Famine'
Geary, Laurence M (2012) 'Medical relief and the Great Famine' In: Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-52. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2012)''The wages of sin is death'. Lock hospitals, venereal disease and gender in pre-Famine Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M (2012) ''The wages of sin is death'. Lock hospitals, venereal disease and gender in pre-Famine Ireland' In: Gender and medicine in Ireland, 1700-1950. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. [Details]
(2011)'The medical profession, health care and the poor law in nineteenth-century Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M; (2011) 'The medical profession, health care and the poor law in nineteenth-century Ireland' In: Poverty and welfare in Ireland, 1838-1948. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2010)'The Great Famine in County Cork: a socio-medical analysis'
Geary, Laurence M; (2010) 'The Great Famine in County Cork: a socio-medical analysis' In: Power and popular culture in modern Ireland. Essays in honour of James S. Donnelly, Jr. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2008)'From Connerville, County Cork, to Connorville, Van Diemen's Land. The Irish Family Background and Colonial Career of Roderic O'Connor (1786/1787? - 1860)'
Geary, Laurence M; (2008) 'From Connerville, County Cork, to Connorville, Van Diemen's Land. The Irish Family Background and Colonial Career of Roderic O'Connor (1786/1787? - 1860)' In: Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. History, Politics and Culture. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2007)'The Poor Law, Health Care and the Great Famine in Ireland, 1845-1852'
Geary, Laurence M; (2007) 'The Poor Law, Health Care and the Great Famine in Ireland, 1845-1852' In: Health and Health Care between Self-Help, Intermediary Organisations and Formal Poor Relief (1500-2005). Evora, Portugal: Edicoes Colibri. [Details]
(2006)'Charles Stewart Parnell'
Geary, Laurence M; (2006) 'Charles Stewart Parnell' In: Celtic culture. A historical encyclopedia (vol. 4). Santa Barbara, California: ABC, Clio. [Details]
(2006)'The Land League'
Geary, Laurence M; (2006) 'The Land League' In: Celtic culture. A historical encyclopedia (vol. 3). Santa Barbara, California: ABC, Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Land agitation in the Celtic countries [1] Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M; (2006) 'Land agitation in the Celtic countries [1] Ireland' In: Celtic culture. A historical encyclopedia (vol. 3). Santa Barbara, California: ABC, Clio. [Details]
(2006)'Michael Davitt'
Geary, Laurence M; (2006) 'Michael Davitt' In: Celtic culture. A historical encyclopedia (vol. 2). Santa Barbara, California: ABC, Clio. [Details]
(2005)'Famine'
Geary, Laurence M and Foster, Marita; (2005) 'Famine' In: Atlas of Cork City. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2005)'Anticipating memory: landlordism, agrarianism and deference in late-nineteenth-century Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M; (2005) 'Anticipating memory: landlordism, agrarianism and deference in late-nineteenth-century Ireland' In: History and the public sphere: essays in honour of John A. Murphy. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Samuel Crumpe, MD'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'Samuel Crumpe, MD' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 14). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Medicine, philanthropy and the state: the 1817-19 fever epidemic in Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'Medicine, philanthropy and the state: the 1817-19 fever epidemic in Ireland' In: European health and social welfare policies. Brno, Czech Republic: Vutium Press. [Details]
(2004)'Thomas Morrison'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'Thomas Morrison' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 39). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Sir Henry Marsh, MD'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'Sir Henry Marsh, MD' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 36). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'E. D. Mapother, MD'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'E. D. Mapother, MD' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 36). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'James Macartney, MD'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'James Macartney, MD' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 35). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'William Harty, MD'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'William Harty, MD' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 25). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Sir Charles A. Cameron'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'Sir Charles A. Cameron' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 9). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'John Milner Barry, MD'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'John Milner Barry, MD' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 4). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'Francis Barker, MD'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'Francis Barker, MD' In: Oxford dictionary of national biography (vol. 3). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2004)'The Plan of Campaign'
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'The Plan of Campaign' In: Encyclopedia of Irish history and culture. Detroit: Thomson Gale. [Details]
(2003)'The diseases of the Great Famine'
Geary, Laurence M; (2003) 'The diseases of the Great Famine' In: The encyclopaedia of Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
(2002)'The poor and the sick in pre-Famine Ireland: charity and the state'
Geary, Laurence M; (2002) 'The poor and the sick in pre-Famine Ireland: charity and the state' In: The welfare state: past, present, future. Pisa, Italy: Edizioni Plus - Universita di Pisa. [Details]
(2002)'The most illiberal and monopolising corporation in existence. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and professional appointments to Irish county infirmaries'
Geary, Laurence M; (2002) 'The most illiberal and monopolising corporation in existence. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and professional appointments to Irish county infirmaries' In: Borderlands: essays on literature and medicine in honour of J.B. Lyons. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. [Details]
(2001)'The living were out of their feeling: a socio-cultural analysis of the great Irish famine'
Geary, Laurence M; (2001) 'The living were out of their feeling: a socio-cultural analysis of the great Irish famine' In: The famine lectures. Comhdhail an Chraoibhin 1995-7. Boyle, County Roscommon: Comhdháil an Chraoibhin. [Details]
(2000)'Sir Arthur Kennedy, Australian colonial governor, and the great famine in Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M; (2000) 'Sir Arthur Kennedy, Australian colonial governor, and the great famine in Ireland' In: Irish-Australian studies: papers delivered at the ninth Irish-Australian conference. Sydney, Australia: Crossing Press. [Details]
(1999)'Medical charities in Queen's County, 1765-1851'
Geary, Laurence M; (1999) 'Medical charities in Queen's County, 1765-1851' In: Laois: history and society. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(1999)'Prince Hohenlohe, Signor Pastorini and miraculous healing in early nineteenth-century Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M; (1999) 'Prince Hohenlohe, Signor Pastorini and miraculous healing in early nineteenth-century Ireland' In: Medicine, disease and the state in Ireland, 1650-1940. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(1999)'The whole country was in motion: mendicancy and vagrancy in pre-Famine Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M; (1999) 'The whole country was in motion: mendicancy and vagrancy in pre-Famine Ireland' In: Luxury and austerity. Historical Studies xxi. Dublin: UCD Press. [Details]
(1999)'A psychological and social analysis of the great famine in Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M; (1999) 'A psychological and social analysis of the great famine in Ireland' In: Food, power and community: essays in the history of food and drink. Adelaide, Australia: Wakefield Press. [Details]
(1997)'What People Died of During the Famine [B5279]'
Geary, Laurence M; (1997) 'What People Died of During the Famine [B5279]' In: Famine 150. Commemorative Lecture Series. Dublin: Teagasc. [Details]
(1996)'The Late Disastrous Epidemic: Medical Relief and the Great Famine'
Geary, Laurence M; (1996) 'The Late Disastrous Epidemic: Medical Relief and the Great Famine' In: Fearful Realities: New Perspectives on the Famine. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(1995)'The Scottish -Australian Connection, 1850-1900 [B3973]'
Geary, Laurence M; (1995) 'The Scottish -Australian Connection, 1850-1900 [B3973]' In: History of Medical Education in Britain. Amsterdam - Atlanta, GA: Rodopi. [Details]
(1995)'Famine, Fever and Bloody Flux'
Geary, Laurence M; (1995) 'Famine, Fever and Bloody Flux' In: The Great Irish Famine. Cork: RTE/Mercier Press. [Details]
(1992)'Australia Felix: Irish Doctors in Nineteenth-Century Victoria'
Geary, Laurence M; (1992) 'Australia Felix: Irish Doctors in Nineteenth-Century Victoria' In: The Irish world wide. History, heritage, identity. Vol 2. The Irish in the New Communities. London and Washington: Leicester University Press. [Details]
(1991)'Parnell and the Irish land question'
Geary, Laurence M; (1991) 'Parnell and the Irish land question' In: Parnell: the politics of power. Dublin: Wolfhound Press. [Details]
(1989)'The Australasian response to the Irish crisis of 1879-80'
Geary, Laurence M; (1989) 'The Australasian response to the Irish crisis of 1879-80' In: Irish-Australian studies: papers delivered at the fifth Irish-Australian conference. Canberra: ANU Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Nicholas Michael O'Donnell (1862-1920): A Melbourne medical life'
Geary, Laurence M (2016) 'Nicholas Michael O'Donnell (1862-1920): A Melbourne medical life'. The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, 16 :13-29 [Details]
(2016)'William Wilde: Historian'
Geary, Laurence M (2016) 'William Wilde: Historian'. Irish Journal Of Medical Scienceirish Journal Of Medical Science, 185 (2):301-302 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)''The noblest offering that nation ever made to nation': American philanthropy and the Great Famine in Ireland'
Geary, Laurence M (2013) ''The noblest offering that nation ever made to nation': American philanthropy and the Great Famine in Ireland'. Eire Ireland, 48: 3-4 (Fall/Winter 2013):103-128 [Details]
(2008)'Charles Gavan Duffy, the Great Famine in Ireland, and Famine memory in colonial Australia'
Geary, Laurence M; (2008) 'Charles Gavan Duffy, the Great Famine in Ireland, and Famine memory in colonial Australia'. The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, 7 :50-66 [Details]
(1996)'Australian medical students in nineteenth-century Scotland: the social perspective'
Geary, Laurence M; (1996) 'Australian medical students in nineteenth-century Scotland: the social perspective'. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 26 :472-486 [Details]
(1995)'From Stoneyford, County Antrim to Coleraine, Australia; the diary of Samuel Connor, MD'
Geary, Laurence M; (1995) 'From Stoneyford, County Antrim to Coleraine, Australia; the diary of Samuel Connor, MD'. Ulster Medical Journal, 64 (1):1-7 [Details]
(1990)'O'Connorite bedlam: Feargus and his grand-nephew, Arthur'
Geary, Laurence M; (1990) 'O'Connorite bedlam: Feargus and his grand-nephew, Arthur'. Medical History, 34 (2):125-143 [Details]
(1987)'John Mandeville and the Irish Crimes Act of 1887'
Geary, Laurence M; (1987) 'John Mandeville and the Irish Crimes Act of 1887'. Irish Historical Studies, xxv (100):358-375 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'William Wilde (1815-76) as historian: a bicentenary appraisal'
Geary, Laurence M (2015) 'William Wilde (1815-76) as historian: a bicentenary appraisal' History Ireland, 23 (5) :28-31. [Details]
(2013)'William Carleton: Famine, disease and Irish society'
Geary, Laurence M (2013) 'William Carleton: Famine, disease and Irish society' History Ireland, 21 (5) :28-31. [Details]
(2013)'A Famine document'
Geary, Laurence M. (2013) 'A Famine document' Dublin Review of Books, (32, 8 April 2013) . [Details]
(2006)'The 1956 polio epidemic in Cork'
Geary, Laurence M (2006) 'The 1956 polio epidemic in Cork' History Ireland, :34-37. [Details]
(2001)'Medical charities in pre-Famine North Cork'
Geary, Laurence M; (2001) 'Medical charities in pre-Famine North Cork' Mallow Field Club journal, 19 :117-130. [Details]
(2001)'John Milner Barry and public health in early nineteenth-century Cork'
Geary, Laurence M; (2001) 'John Milner Barry and public health in early nineteenth-century Cork' Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 106 :131-142. [Details]
(1997)'The Great Famine and the Fethard temporary fever hospital'
Geary, Laurence M; (1997) 'The Great Famine and the Fethard temporary fever hospital' Tipperary Historical Journal, :151-165. [Details]
(1996)'Epidemic diseases of the Great Famine'
Geary, Laurence M; (1996) 'Epidemic diseases of the Great Famine' History Ireland, 4 (1) :27-32. [Details]
(1990)'The enigma of Jasper Pyne'
Geary, Laurence M; (1990) 'The enigma of Jasper Pyne' Decies, xliii :35-39. [Details]
(1988)'Mary Mandeville, A narrative of my husband's treatment at Tullamore, as stated by him to me on his return'
Geary, Laurence M; (1988) 'Mary Mandeville, A narrative of my husband's treatment at Tullamore, as stated by him to me on his return' Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 93 :93-103. [Details]

DVD

YearPublication
(2009)The Great Irish Famine: Remember Skibbereen.
Geary, Laurence M. (2009) The Great Irish Famine: Remember Skibbereen. DVD [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2016)Health care in Ireland and Britain from 1850: voluntary, regional and comparative perspectives.
Geary, Laurence M (2016) Health care in Ireland and Britain from 1850: voluntary, regional and comparative perspectives. Bulletin of the History of Medicine: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2015)Land Questions in Modern Ireland.
Geary, Laurence M (2015) Land Questions in Modern Ireland. Irish Historical Studies: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2014)All Standing: the remarkable story of the Jeanie Johnston, the legendary Irish famine ship.
Geary, Laurence M (2014) All Standing: the remarkable story of the Jeanie Johnston, the legendary Irish famine ship. The Historian: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Exhuming passions. The pressure of the past in Ireland and Australia.
Geary, Laurence M (2013) Exhuming passions. The pressure of the past in Ireland and Australia. Australasian Journal of Irish Studies: Book Reviews [Details]
(2013)Land, popular politics and agrarian violence in Ireland. The case of County Kerry, 1872-86.
Geary, Laurence M (2013) Land, popular politics and agrarian violence in Ireland. The case of County Kerry, 1872-86. Irish Literary Supplement: Book Reviews [Details]
(2012)Cultures of care in Irish medical history, 1750-1970.
Geary, Laurence M. (2012) Cultures of care in Irish medical history, 1750-1970. Medical History: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2011)Ireland and the Irish Antipodes: One World or Worlds Apart.
Geary, Laurence M. (2011) Ireland and the Irish Antipodes: One World or Worlds Apart. The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies: Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Ireland and medicine in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Geary, Laurence M. (2011) Ireland and medicine in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Bulletin of the History of Medicine: Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2010)The making of the Irish poor law, 1815-43.
Geary, Laurence M. (2010) The making of the Irish poor law, 1815-43. Irish Historical Studies: Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Dublin 1745-1922: Hospitals, Spectacle and Vice.
Geary, Laurence M; (2006) Dublin 1745-1922: Hospitals, Spectacle and Vice. Urban History, 33/3(2006): Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)Charles Trevelyan and the Great Irish Famine.
Geary, Laurence M; (2006) Charles Trevelyan and the Great Irish Famine. Irish Economic and Social history, 33(2006): Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)'A Town Tormented by the Sea' Galway, 1790-1914.
Geary, Laurence M; (2006) 'A Town Tormented by the Sea' Galway, 1790-1914. Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, 31(2006): Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)Ireland in transition, 1867-1921.
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) Ireland in transition, 1867-1921. Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, 29(2004): Book Reviews [Details]
(2003)The great Irish potato famine.
Geary, Laurence M; (2003) The great Irish potato famine. Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 108(2003): Book Reviews [Details]
(2003)The Holy See, British policy and the Plan of Campaign in Ireland, 1885-93.
Geary, Laurence M; (2003) The Holy See, British policy and the Plan of Campaign in Ireland, 1885-93. Irish Economic and Social History, 30(2003): Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Captain of all these men of death¿. The history of tuberculosis in nineteenth and twentieth century Ireland.
Geary, Laurence M; (2002) Captain of all these men of death¿. The history of tuberculosis in nineteenth and twentieth century Ireland. Irish Economic and Social History, 29(2002): Book Reviews [Details]
(1999)'Black '47 and beyond. The great Irish famine in history, economy and memory (Princeton, 1999).
Geary, Laurence M; (1999) 'Black '47 and beyond. The great Irish famine in history, economy and memory (Princeton, 1999). Times Literary Supplement, 23 April 1999: Book Reviews [Details]
(1998)Medical charities, medical politics. The Irish dispensary system and the poor law, 1836-1872(.
Geary, Laurence M; (1998) Medical charities, medical politics. The Irish dispensary system and the poor law, 1836-1872(. Journal of Economic History, 58/4(1998): Book Reviews [Details]
(1997)The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, 1797-1997.
Geary, Laurence M; (1997) The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, 1797-1997. Honest Ulsterman, 105(1998): Book Reviews [Details]
(1996)The miasma: epidemic and panic in nineteenth-century Ireland (Dublin, 1995) in History Ireland.
Geary, Laurence M; (1996) The miasma: epidemic and panic in nineteenth-century Ireland (Dublin, 1995) in History Ireland. History Ireland, 4/3(1996): Book Reviews [Details]
(1989)Black November: the 1918 influenza epidemic in New Zealand.
Geary, Laurence M; (1989) Black November: the 1918 influenza epidemic in New Zealand. British Review of New Zealand Studies, 2(1989): Book Reviews [Details]
(1986)Anna Parnell, The tale of a great sham.
Geary, Laurence M. (1986) Anna Parnell, The tale of a great sham. Irish Literary Supplement: Book Reviews [Details]

Radio Presentation

YearPublication
(2013)Playback.
Geary, Laurence M. (2013) Playback. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]
(2013)Blighted Nation.
Geary, Laurence M. (2013) Blighted Nation. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]
(2009)Sunday Miscellany: 'The Black Prophet. A Tale of Irish Famine'.
Geary, Laurence M. (2009) Sunday Miscellany: 'The Black Prophet. A Tale of Irish Famine'. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]
(1995)Famine, Fever and the Bloody Flux.
Geary, Laurence M. (1995) Famine, Fever and the Bloody Flux. Dublin: Radio Presentation [Details]

Video recording / TV

YearPublication
(2014)Ar Intinn Eile.
Geary, Laurence M (2014) Ar Intinn Eile. Video recording / TV [Details]
(2013)The Great Irish Famine: Remember Skibbereen.
Geary, Laurence M. (2013) The Great Irish Famine: Remember Skibbereen. Galway: Video recording / TV [Details]
(2013)Great Irish Journeys: Carlyle, Duffy and the Great Famine.
Geary, Laurence M (2013) Great Irish Journeys: Carlyle, Duffy and the Great Famine. Dublin: Video recording / TV [Details]
(2010)The Great Irish Famine: Remember Skibbereen.
Geary, Laurence M. (2010) The Great Irish Famine: Remember Skibbereen. Galway: Video recording / TV [Details]
(2008)Where was your family during the Famine?.
Geary, Laurence M. (2008) Where was your family during the Famine?. Dublin: Video recording / TV [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
History, UCC. Senior Lecturer01-SEP-95 / 31-DEC-10
Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland Wellcome Fellow01-SEP-92 / 01-SEP-95
University of Edinburgh Wellcome Fellow01-SEP-89 / 01-SEP-92
Australian National University Post-Doctoral Fellow01-SEP-86 / 01-SEP-88

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2006Arts Faculty International Scholar, University of Melbourne, Australia University of Melbourne, Australia
2006Research Achievement Award, School of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork University College Cork
2015The O'Donnell Fellowship in Irish Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia Newman College and St Mary's College, University of Melbourne

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1970UCC B COMMERCE''
1979UCC MA''
1980UCC PHD''
1974UCC H.Dip.Ed.''
1973UCC BA''

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Sunday Tribune

Interviewed by Helen Murray in relation to Bill Bryson's, A Short History of Nearly Everything, and her article, including my comments, appeared in the Sunday Tribune, 20 June 2004

Other Activities

 Description

Chairperson for keynote address by Geoffrey Bolton, 'Trinity in the Antipodes', The ninth Irish-Australian conference, University College Galway, 1-4 April 1997

Research Talks

(Year     Title      Location      Date)

1989 Parnell and the land question Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow 14 October
1991 Health is wealth: irregular medical practice in nineteenth-century Ireland University of Glasgow, Scotland 24 October
1993 Land and nationalism in Parnell's time Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow 17 April
1993 Some aspects of empirical medical practice in nineteenth-century Ireland Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2 27 October
1994 The health of the pre-Famine Irish University of Limerick 15 February
1994 The health of the pre-Famine Irish Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin 2 11 March
1994 Australian medical students in nineteenth-century Scotland Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of London, England 30 November
1995 Famine, fever and the bloody flux Education and Research Centre, St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 4 24 March
1995 What people died of during the famine RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin September
1995 The land war on the Kingston estate, 1879-1888 Mitchelstown Heritage Society, Co. Cork 7 September
1996 Miraculous healing in early nineteenth-century Ireland Historical Society, UCC 30 January
1997 ¿A nation of lunatics': a psychological and social interpretation of famine and epidemic disease in nineteenth-century Ireland Dr Douglas Hyde Summer School, Co, Roscommon 19-21 July
1998 Irish doctors in nineteenth-century Victoria Oxford Brookes University, England 12 May
1998 Sir Arthur Kennedy, Australian colonial governor, and the great famine in Ireland ANU, Canberra, Australia 14 July
1998 Irish medical practitioners in colonial Victoria The Medical History Society of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia 15 July
1999 Dr John Milner Barry and public health in early nineteenth-century Cork Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 17 November
2000 Medical relief in Mallow and its neighbourhood in the first half of the nineteenth century Mallow Archaeological and Historical Society, Co. Cork 12 December
2001 The introduction of the poor law to Ireland Roskilde University, Denmark 21 March
2001 Social realism in Carleton's fiction William Carleton Summer School, Clogher, Co. Tyrone 6-10 August
2002 The land war in the late nineteenth-century Ireland Kildorrery Historical Society, Co. Cork 7 March
2002 The health of the Irish in historical perspective Population health summer school, UCC 6-8 June
2002 Landlordism, land agitation and cap-doffing in the late nineteenth-century Ireland Rosscarberry Autumn School, Co. Cork 11-13 October
2002 The medical profession and medical practice in pre-famine Ireland History Society, NUI Galway 27 November
2004 The land war in Ireland, 1879-1903 Skibbereen Historical Society, Co. Cork 29 March
2004 The Great Famine University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA 14 April
2004 Landlordism, agrarianism and deference in late nineteenth-century Ireland University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA 15 April
2006 Epidemic disease, the medical profession and the state in nineteenth-century Ireland University of Melbourne, Australia 28 March
2006 The Poor Law, Health Care and the Great Famine in Ireland, 1845-1852 University of Melbourne, Australia 4 April
2006 ¿The living were out of their feeling': a socio-cultural analysis of the Great Famine in Ireland University of Melbourne, Australia 6 April
2006 The Great Famine in Ireland, public memory and Irish nationality University of Auckland, New Zealand 29 May
2006 The Great Famine in Ireland, public memory and Irish nationality Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ 1 June
2006 The Great Famine in Ireland, public memory and Irish nationality Victoria University, Wellington, NZ 2 June
2006 The Great Famine, 1845-1852 Rathkeale Historical Society, Co. Limerick 1 December
2007 The Great Famine: politics, nationality, and public memory The Daniel Corkery Summer School, Inchigeelagh, Co. Cork, Keynote Lecture 22 July
2007 A history of the Poor Law in Ireland: a bibliographic survey Seventeenth Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lecture in Legal Bibliography, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 22 November
2008 The fall of feudalism in Ireland The Daniel Corkery Summer School, Inchigeelagh, Co. Cork, Keynote Lecture 20 July
2009 

 The Great Famine in County Cork: a socio-medical analysis, Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster, Belfast campus, 12 March


2009 The Great Irish Famine: an overview, Skibbereen, County Cork, 14 May


2009 The medical profession, health care and the poor law in nineteenth-century Ireland, Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, Keynote Lecture, 27 June


2010 Medicine and the state: the poor law medical service in Ireland, 1851-1921, The Edward Worth Library Lectures, november 2009-February 2010, National Library of Ireland, 10 February


2010 The Great Famine in County Cork, Great Island Historical Society, Cobh, County Cork, 25 February


2010 Death, disease and medicine in Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Clare Roots Society, Ennis, County Clare, 18 November

 


Journal Editorship

2006-8: Australasian Journal of Irish Studies - Member of the editorial board.


Oration delivered at the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate Dr John Milner Barry. Ballinadee, County Cork, 15 June 2003

Chairperson: Pauric Travers, 'Davitt after the Land League', 16 August 1997, Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Rathdrum, County Wicklow, 10-17 August 1997

Chairperson for session entitled 'From Ireland and on Ireland: religion and individual perspective'; conference on 'Structures of belief in nineteenth-century Ireland', jointly organised by The Midwest Victorian Studies Association and the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, DePaul University, Chicago, USA, 16-18 April 2004

Chairperson for session 'Getting and spending'; conference on the History of the European family: continuity and change; University of Limerick, 20-21 June 2007

Chairperson for session 'Antiquarian Ireland'; annual conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 22-24 June 2007

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2016)'From Famine to Freedom', Annual National Famine Conference,
Geary, Laurence M (2016) Agrarian secret societies and the land war in late nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 'From Famine to Freedom', Annual National Famine Conference, Irish National Famine Museum, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon , 18-JUN-16 - 19-JUN-16. [Details]
(2015)Gender, Medicine and the Body,
Geary, Laurence M (2015) Mental Health and Somatisation. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Gender, Medicine and the Body, Trinity College Dublin , 13-MAR-15 - 14-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015)Ireland's Others: Diversity in History and Culture. 21st Australasian Irish Studies Conference,
Geary, Laurence M (2015) Women's Interactions with War. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Ireland's Others: Diversity in History and Culture. 21st Australasian Irish Studies Conference, Maynooth University , 18-JUN-15 - 20-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)Ireland's Others: Diversity in History and Culture. 21st Australasian Irish Studies Conference,
Geary, Laurence M (2015) 'No Man in Australia Did Greater Work for Ireland': Dr Nicholas Michael O'Donnell (1862-1920). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland's Others: Diversity in History and Culture. 21st Australasian Irish Studies Conference, Maynooth University , 18-JUN-15 - 20-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)William Wilde Bicentenary Symposium,
Geary, Laurence M (2015) William Wilde: Historian. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], William Wilde Bicentenary Symposium, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin , 06-MAY-15 - 06-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015)John Mitchel: the legacy of the Great Famine. Annual Famine commemoration conference,
Geary, Laurence M (2015) The Great Famine and medicine. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], John Mitchel: the legacy of the Great Famine. Annual Famine commemoration conference, Newry, County Down , 23-SEP-15 - 25-SEP-15. [Details]
(2014)Shanagarry Church and the Australian Connection: celebrating the bicentenary of Shanagarry Church,
Geary, Laurence M (2014) Irish Emigration to Australia in the Nineteenth Century. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Shanagarry Church and the Australian Connection: celebrating the bicentenary of Shanagarry Church, Shanagarry, County Cork , 31-AUG-14 - 31-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014)William Carleton Summer School, 2014,
Geary, Laurence M (2014) Social life in pre-Famine Ireland, through the prism of Carleton's writings. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], William Carleton Summer School, 2014, Clogher, County Tyrone , 04-AUG-14 - 07-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014)ACIS & CAIS Joint Conference,
Geary, Laurence M (2014) 'Destitution Diseases in the West': Fever in Connacht during the Land War. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ACIS & CAIS Joint Conference, University College Dublin , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014)The Irish Workhouse, Past and Present,
Geary, Laurence M (2014) Health Care Provision under the Irish Poor Law. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Irish Workhouse, Past and Present, Portumna, County Galway , 17-MAY-14 - 18-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013)Skibbereen Heritage Week,
Geary, Laurence M (2013) The American humanitarian response to the Great Famine in Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Skibbereen Heritage Week, Skibbereen, County Cork , 23-AUG-13 - 23-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)Povert and Welfare in Comparative Urban contexts,
Geary, Laurence M (2013) 'The best relief the poor can receive is from themselves': The Society for Promoting the Comforts of the Poor. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Povert and Welfare in Comparative Urban contexts, Queen's University Belfast , 22-FEB-13 - 22-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013)Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives,
Geary, Laurence M. (2013) 'The noblest offering that nation ever made to nation': American humanitarianism and the Great Famine in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands , 25-MAR-13 - 28-MAR-13. [Details]
(2013)Féile an Phráta 2013,
Geary, Laurence M (2013) The Great Famine 1845-1852. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Féile an Phráta 2013, Baile na nGall/Ballydavid, County Kerry , 28-JUN-13 - 30-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013)Crime, violence and the Irish in the nineteenth century,
Geary, Laurence M (2013) Agrarian agitators in convict prisons in late nineteenth-century Ireland (with Ciara Breathnach). [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Crime, violence and the Irish in the nineteenth century, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England , 26-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012)Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Heritage Centre Lectures 2012: Dublin: nineteenth-century city of medicine,
Geary, Laurence M. (2012) Medical and social philanthropy in early nineteenth-century Ireland: The Society for Promoting the Comforts of the Poor. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Heritage Centre Lectures 2012: Dublin: nineteenth-century city of medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 , 18-OCT-12 - 18-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012)The Titanic and other aspects of the maritime history of Cork Harbour,
Geary, Laurence M. (2012) The Great Famine and the American relief ship Jamestown, Cork Harbour, April 1847. [Oral Presentation], The Titanic and other aspects of the maritime history of Cork Harbour, Cobh, County Cork , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12. [Details]
(2012)The Titanic and other aspects of the maritime history of Cork Harbour,
Geary, Laurence M. (2012) Titanic commemoration, Cobh. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Titanic and other aspects of the maritime history of Cork Harbour, Cobh, County Cork , 20-APR-12 - 21-APR-12. [Details]
(2011)Irish elites in the nineteenth century; 17th annual international conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2011) Medical practice and professional status in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish elites in the nineteenth century; 17th annual international conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool , 30-JUN-11 - 01-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011)Royal Irish Academy, history of science, medicine and technology one-day conference,
Geary, Laurence M. (2011) History of Science, Medicine and Technology in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Royal Irish Academy, history of science, medicine and technology one-day conference, National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin , 19-APR-11 - 19-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)Great Island Historical Society,
Laurence M. Geary; (2010) The Great Famine in County Cork. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Great Island Historical Society, Cobh, County Cork , 25-FEB-10 - 25-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2010) Annual conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland, University College Cork , 17-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2010) Philanthropy in early nineteenth-century Cork. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland, University College Cork , 17-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010)Clare Roots Society, Ennis, County Clare,
Geary, Laurence M. (2010) Death, disease and medicine in Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Clare Roots Society, Ennis, County Clare, Ennis, County Clare , 18-NOV-10 - 18-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010)8th European Social Science History Conference,
Geary, Laurence M; (2010) Was Ireland a welfare periphery?. [Invited Oral Presentation], 8th European Social Science History Conference, Ghent, Belgium , 13-APR-10 - 16-APR-10. [Details]
(2010)The Edward Worth Library Lectures, November 2009-February 2010,
Laurence M. Geary; (2010) Medicine and the state: the poor law medical service in Ireland, 1851-1921. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Edward Worth Library Lectures, November 2009-February 2010, Dublin, National Library of Ireland , 10-FEB-10 - 10-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009)Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2009) The Great Famine in County Cork: a socio-medical analysis. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster, Belfast campus , 12-MAR-09 - 12-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)The epidemic in modern history,
Geary, Laurence M; (2009) The popular response to epidemics in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The epidemic in modern history, UCC , 06-NOV-09 - 07-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)The epidemic in modern history,
Geary, Laurence M; (2009) international conference on the history of epidemic disease. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The epidemic in modern history, UCC , 06-NOV-09 - 07-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Poverty and welfare in Ireland, c. 1833-1948,
Geary, Laurence M; (2009) The medical profession, health care and the poor law in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], Poverty and welfare in Ireland, c. 1833-1948, Belfast, Queen's University , 26-JUN-09 - 27-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)National Famine Commemoration Week,
Geary, Laurence M; (2009) The Great Irish Famine, 1845-1852: an overview. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], National Famine Commemoration Week, Skibbereen, County Cork , 14-MAY-09 - 14-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009)Science and technology in nineteenth-century Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2009) The medical press and the Great Famine. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Science and technology in nineteenth-century Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 02-JUL-09 - 03-JUL-09. [Details]
(2008)Poor relief, charity and self help workshop:,
Geary, Laurence M; (2008) Health, medicine and the poor law in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Poor relief, charity and self help workshop:, Oxford Brookes University, England , 29-FEB-08 - 29-FEB-08. [Details]
(2008)The Daniel Corkerry Summer School,
Geary, Laurence M. (2008) The fall of feudalism in Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], The Daniel Corkerry Summer School, Inchigeelagh, County Cork , 20-JUL-08 - 20-JUL-08. [Details]
(2007)Poor Law Workshop,
Geary, Laurence M (2007) 'The legislative context': commentator on presentations by Peter Gray and Joanna Innes. [Invited Oral Presentation], Poor Law Workshop, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK , 27-APR-07 - 27-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Conference on medical migration,
Geary, Laurence M; (2007) Nineteenth-century medical migration: Ireland, Scotland and Australia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference on medical migration, University of Ulster, Belfast , 02-MAY-07 - 02-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Conference entitled Romantic Ireland: from Tone to Gonne,
Geary, Laurence M; (2007) Roger O'Connor: a County Cork United Irishman, and romantic. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference entitled Romantic Ireland: from Tone to Gonne, University of Glasgow, Scotland , 22-JUN-07 - 24-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)Jornadas Argentino-Irlandesas, Encuentro de dos culturas:,
Geary, Laurence M; (2007) The Famine and the making of modern Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Jornadas Argentino-Irlandesas, Encuentro de dos culturas:, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina , 06-AUG-07 - 07-AUG-07. [Details]
(2007)Seventeenth Hugh M. Fitzpatrick lecture in legal bibliography,
Geary, Laurence M. (2007) A history of the poor law in Ireland: a bibliographic survey. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Seventeenth Hugh M. Fitzpatrick lecture in legal bibliography, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 , 22-NOV-07 - 22-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007)The Daniel Corkerry Summer School,
Geary, Laurence M. (2007) The Great Famine: politics, nationality and public memory. [Plenary Lecture], The Daniel Corkerry Summer School, Inchigeelagh, County Cork , 22-JUL-07 - 22-JUL-07. [Details]
(2006)Annual conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland:,
Geary, Laurence M; (2006) Lock hospitals, venereal disease and gender in pre-Famine Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual conference of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland:, Queen's University Belfast , 17-NOV-06 - 18-NOV-06. [Details]
(2006)Department of History Seminar, University of Melbourne, Australia,
Geary, Laurence M. (2006) 'The living were out of their feeling': a socio-cultural analysis of the Great Famine in Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of History Seminar, University of Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia , 06-APR-06 - 06-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar,
Geary, Laurence M. (2006) The poor law, health care and the Great Famine in Ireland, 1845-1852. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar, Newman College, University of Melbourne, Australia , 04-APR-06 - 04-APR-06. [Details]
(2006)Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, Australia,
Geary, Laurence M. (2006) Epidemic disease, the medical profession and the state in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne, Australia, University of Melbourne, Australia , 28-MAR-06 - 28-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006)Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand,
Geary, Laurence M. (2006) The Great Famine in Ireland, public memory and Irish nationality. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand , 02-JUN-06 - 02-JUN-06. [Details]
(2006)Rathkeale and District Historical Society,
Geary, Laurence M. (2006) The great Famine, 1845-1852. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Rathkeale and District Historical Society, Rathkeale, County Limerick , 01-DEC-06 - 01-DEC-06. [Details]
(2006)Department of History, University of Auckland, New Zealand,
Geary, Laurence M. (2006) The Great Famine in Ireland, public memory and Irish nationality. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Department of History, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand , 29-MAY-06 - 29-MAY-06. [Details]
(2006)School of History, Philosophy and Politics, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand,
Geary, Laurence M. (2006) The Great Famine in Ireland, public memory and Irish nationality. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], School of History, Philosophy and Politics, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand , 01-JUN-06 - 01-JUN-06. [Details]
(2005)Health and the city: the city as healthy and/or unhealthy place,
Geary, Laurence M; (2005) Health care in eighteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Health and the city: the city as healthy and/or unhealthy place, Wiener Stadt-und Landesarchiv, Vienna, Austria , 02-JUN-05 - 04-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)Land and landscape in nineteenth-century Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2005) William O'Brien and `the lost opportunities of the Irish gentry'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Land and landscape in nineteenth-century Ireland, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 17-JUN-05 - 18-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005)Fourteenth Irish-Australian Conference,
Geary, Laurence M; (2005) Cultural Identities and Cultural Transmission. Fourteenth Irish-Australian Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Fourteenth Irish-Australian Conference, UCC , 22-JUN-05 - 24-JUN-05. [Details]
(2004)Meeting of working group of PhoenixTN network,,
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) 'Texts, pedagogical materials and educational political recommendations for ministers and departments of education of all EU members¿, meeting of working group of PhoenixTN network,. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Meeting of working group of PhoenixTN network,, UCC , 21-MAY-04 - 22-MAY-04. [Details]
(2004)Skibbereen and District Historical Society,
Geary, Laurence M. (2004) The land war in Ireland, 1879-1903. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Skibbereen and District Historical Society, Skibbereen, County Cork , 29-MAR-04 - 29-MAR-04. [Details]
(2004)History and food,
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) The food of the pre-Famine Irish. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], History and food, UCC , 06-FEB-04 - 07-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004)Structures of belief in nineteenth-century Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) Medicine, religion and sectarianism in pre-Famine Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Structures of belief in nineteenth-century Ireland, De Paul University, Chicago, USA , 16-APR-04 - 18-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)Struggling to remember: collective memory in Finland and Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) Famine, identity and memory. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Struggling to remember: collective memory in Finland and Ireland, University of Helsinki , 28-OCT-04 - 29-OCT-04. [Details]
(2004)Poor relief and social welfare at the margins of the United Kingdom,
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) Medicine and the poor law in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Poor relief and social welfare at the margins of the United Kingdom, Oxford Brookes University , 08-JUL-04 - 09-JUL-04. [Details]
(2004)University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA,
Geary, Laurence M. (2004) Colloquy with James S. Donnelly, Jr on the Great Irish Famine. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA , 14-APR-04 - 14-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA,
Geary, Laurence M. (2004) Landlordism, agrarianism, and deference in late nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA , 15-APR-04 - 15-APR-04. [Details]
(2004)Health and health care between self help, intermediary organisations and formal poor relief,
Geary, Laurence M; (2004) The poor law, health care and the Great Famine in Ireland, 1845-1852. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Health and health care between self help, intermediary organisations and formal poor relief, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal , 02-JUL-04 - 04-JUL-04. [Details]
(2003)Health between the private and the public: shifting approaches,
Geary, Laurence M; (2003) From voluntarism to state medicine: the evolution of the poor law medical service in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Health between the private and the public: shifting approaches, Oslo, Norway , 03-SEP-03 - 07-SEP-03. [Details]
(2002)Rosscarberry Autumn School,
Geary, Laurence M. (2002) Landlordism, land agitation and cap-doffing in late nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Rosscarberry Autumn School, Rosscarberry, County Cork , 11-OCT-02 - 13-OCT-02. [Details]
(2002)Determinants of population health: nature or nurture? Inaugural population health summer school,
Geary, Laurence M. (2002) The health of the Irish in historical perspective. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Determinants of population health: nature or nurture? Inaugural population health summer school, University College Cork , 06-JUN-02 - 08-JUN-02. [Details]
(2002)History Society, NUI Galway,
Geary, Laurence M. (2002) The medical profession and medical practice in pre-Famine Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], History Society, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 27-NOV-02 - 27-NOV-02. [Details]
(2002)Kildorrery Historical Society,
Geary, Laurence M. (2002) The land war in late nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Kildorrery Historical Society, Kildorrery, County Cork , 07-MAR-02 - 07-MAR-02. [Details]
(2002)European health and social welfare policies,
Geary, Laurence M; (2002) The evolution of medical charities in Ireland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], European health and social welfare policies, Evora University, Portugal , 19-SEP-02 - 21-SEP-02. [Details]
(2002)12th Irish-Australia conference,
Geary, Laurence M; (2002) From Connerville, County Cork to Connorville, Van Diemen's Land: the Irish family background and colonial career of Roderic O'Connor. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 12th Irish-Australia conference, NUI, Galway , 19-JUN-02 - 22-JUN-02. [Details]
(2002)Annual conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (2002) Ten years of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, All Hallows College, Dublin , 28-JUN-02 - 30-JUN-02. [Details]
(2001)Death, dying and bereavement: Irish perspectives,
Geary, Laurence M; (2001) Morbidity, mortality and mourning during the Great Famine. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Death, dying and bereavement: Irish perspectives, UCC , 02-NOV-01 - 03-NOV-01. [Details]
(2001)Ethics and ethnics: the implementation of western medicine, 1800 to the present,
Geary, Laurence M; (2001) Medical practice among the pre-Famine Irish poor. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ethics and ethnics: the implementation of western medicine, 1800 to the present, University of Aberdeen, Scotland , 19-OCT-01 - 20-OCT-01. [Details]
(2001)Roskilde University, Denmark,
Geary, Laurence M. (2001) The introduction of the poor law to Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Roskilde University, Denmark, Roskilde University, Denmark , 21-MAR-01 - 21-MAR-01. [Details]
(2001)William Carleton Summer School,
Geary, Laurence M. (2001) Social realism in Carleton's fiction. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], William Carleton Summer School, Clogher, County Tyrone , 06-AUG-01 - 10-AUG-01. [Details]
(2000)Mallow Archaelogical and Historical Society,
Geary, Laurence M. (2000) Medical relief in Mallow and its neighbourhood in the first half of the nineteenth century. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mallow Archaelogical and Historical Society, Mallow, County Cork , 12-DEC-00 - 12-DEC-00. [Details]
(2000)Annual conference of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society,
Geary, Laurence M; (2000) The origin and development of county infirmaries in eighteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual conference of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin , 05-MAY-00 - 06-MAY-00. [Details]
(1999)Cork Historical and Archaeological Society,
Geary, Laurence M. (1999) Dr John Milner Barry and public health in early nineteenth-century Cork. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, Cork , 17-NOV-99 - 17-NOV-99. [Details]
(1998)The Medical History Society of Victoria,
Geary, Laurence M. (1998) Irish medical practitioners in colonial Victoria. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Medical History Society of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia , 15-JUL-98 - 15-JUL-98. [Details]
(1998)Australian National University,
Geary, Laurence M. (1998) Sir Arthur Kennedy, Australian colonial governor, and the Great Famine in Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Australian National University, Canberra, Australia , 15-JUL-98 - 15-JUL-98. [Details]
(1998)The Schools of Humanities and Health Care Studies, Oxford Brookes University,
Geary, Laurence M. (1998) Irish doctors in nineteenth-century Victoria. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Schools of Humanities and Health Care Studies, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford Brookes University, England , 12-MAY-98 - 12-MAY-98. [Details]
(1998)In sickness and in health: doctors, nurses and their patients in Ireland, 1400-1930,
Geary, Laurence M; (1998) Medical practice among the pre-Famine Irish poor. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], In sickness and in health: doctors, nurses and their patients in Ireland, 1400-1930, University of Limerick , 16-MAY-98 - 16-MAY-98. [Details]
(1998)Centenary conference on the founder of MIC, Limerick, Bishop Edward T. Dwyer, 1842-1917,
Geary, Laurence M; (1998) Bishop O'Dwyer and the land question. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Centenary conference on the founder of MIC, Limerick, Bishop Edward T. Dwyer, 1842-1917, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 15-APR-98 - 15-APR-98. [Details]
(1998)The history of food and drink,
Geary, Laurence M; (1998) The Great Famine in Ireland: a psychological and social analysis. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The history of food and drink, University of Adelaide, Australia , 08-JUL-98 - 08-JUL-98. [Details]
(1998)local Heritage 1998,
Geary, Laurence M; (1998) Medical charities in Ireland, 1765-1851. [Oral Presentation], local Heritage 1998, UCC , 07-MAR-98 - 07-MAR-98. [Details]
(1998)6th international conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland,,
Geary, Laurence M; (1998) 1798, 1848, 1898: revolution, revival and commemoration. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 6th international conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland,, UCC , 26-JUN-98 - 28-JUN-98. [Details]
(1997)The history of medical charities and health care,
Geary, Laurence M; (1997) Medical charities in Ireland, 1765-1851. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The history of medical charities and health care, Wellcone Institute for the History of Medicine, London , 03-OCT-97 - 03-OCT-97. [Details]
(1997)9th Irish-Australian Conference,
Geary, Laurence M; (1997) Sir Arthur Kennedy, Australian colonial governor and the Great Famine in Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 9th Irish-Australian Conference, University College Galway , 01-APR-97 - 04-APR-97. [Details]
(1997)23rd Irish conference of historians,
Geary, Laurence M; (1997) Down and out in Ireland: mendicancy and vagrancy before the Famine. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 23rd Irish conference of historians, St Patrick's College, Maynooth , 16-MAY-97 - 18-MAY-97. [Details]
(1997)Irish Studies Conference,
Geary, Laurence M; (1997) Prince Hohenlohe, Signor Pastorini and miraculous healing in early nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Studies Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 30-JUN-97 - 03-JUL-97. [Details]
(1997)Dr Douglas Hyde School,
Geary, Laurence M. (1997) 'A nation of lunatics': a psychological and social interpretation of famine and epidemic disease in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Dr Douglas Hyde School, Ballaghdereen, County Roscommon , 19-JUL-97 - 21-JUL-97. [Details]
(1996)Historical Society, University College Cork,
Geary, Laurence M. (1996) Miraculous healing in early nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Historical Society, University College Cork, Cork , 30-JAN-96 - 30-JAN-96. [Details]
(1996)Medicine in the colonies,
Geary, Laurence M; (1996) Medical education in nineteenth-century Australia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Medicine in the colonies, University of Oxford , 19-JUL-96 - 19-JUL-96. [Details]
(1995)Glucksman Ireland House conference on hunger,
Geary, Laurence M; (1995) Famine and infectious diseases in 18th and 19th century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Glucksman Ireland House conference on hunger, New York University , 19-MAY-95 - 20-MAY-95. [Details]
(1995)Education and Research Centre,
Geary, Laurence M. (1995) Famine, fever and the bloody flux. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Education and Research Centre, St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin , 24-MAR-95 - 24-MAR-95. [Details]
(1995)Mitchelstown Heritage Society,
Geary, Laurence M. (1995) The land war on the Kingston estate, 1879-1888. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Mitchelstown Heritage Society, Mitchelstown, County Cork , 07-SEP-95 - 07-SEP-95. [Details]
(1995)Teagasc/UCD commemorative lecture series,
Geary, Laurence M. (1995) What people died of during the Famine. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Teagasc/UCD commemorative lecture series, RDS, Dublin , 14-SEP-95 - 28-SEP-95. [Details]
(1994)History Research Forum, University of Limerick,
Geary, Laurence M. (1994) The health of the pre-Famine Irish. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], History Research Forum, University of Limerick, Limerick , 15-FEB-94 - 15-FEB-94. [Details]
(1994)Institute for Clinical Science and Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M. (1994) The health of the pre-Famine Irish. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Institute for Clinical Science and Research, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin , 11-MAR-94 - 11-MAR-94. [Details]
(1994)Science, technology and medicine in Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (1994) Medical charities in Ireland, 1765-1851. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Science, technology and medicine in Ireland, Armagh , 28-OCT-94 - 29-OCT-94. [Details]
(1994)Healing, magic and belief in Europe, 15th-20th centuries,
Geary, Laurence M; (1994) Popular religion and healing in pre-Famine Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Healing, magic and belief in Europe, 15th-20th centuries, Zeist, Netherlands , 21-SEP-94 - 25-SEP-94. [Details]
(1994)Famine and nineteenth-century Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M; (1994) Famine and fever. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Famine and nineteenth-century Ireland, St Patrick's College, Maynooth , 08-JUL-94 - 09-JUL-94. [Details]
(1994)Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies,
Geary, Laurence M. (1994) Australian medical students in nineteenth-century Scotland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of london, England , 30-NOV-94 - 30-NOV-94. [Details]
(1993)Parnell Society Spring Day,
Geary, Laurence M. (1993) Land and nationalism in Parnell's time. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Parnell Society Spring Day, Avondale, Rathdrum, County Wicklow , 17-APR-93 - 17-APR-93. [Details]
(1993)Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland,
Geary, Laurence M. (1993) Some aspects of empirical medical practice in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin , 27-OCT-93 - 27-OCT-93. [Details]
(1992)American Association for the History of Medicine,
Geary, Laurence M; (1992) Health is wealth: irregular medical practice in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], American Association for the History of Medicine, Seattle , 30-APR-92 - 03-MAY-92. [Details]
(1992)Wellcome symposium on the history of medicine,
Geary, Laurence M; (1992) Australian students and Scottish medical education, 1850-1900. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Wellcome symposium on the history of medicine, University College London , 24-APR-92 - 24-APR-92. [Details]
(1991)Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow,
Geary, Laurence M. (1991) Health is wealth: irregular medical practice in nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland , 24-OCT-91 - 24-OCT-91. [Details]
(1989)Parnell Autumn School,
Geary, Laurence M. (1989) Parnell and the land question. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Parnell Autumn School, Avondale, Rathdrum, County Wicklow , 14-OCT-89 - 15-OCT-89. [Details]
(1988)5th Irish Australian Conference,
Geary, Laurence M; (1988) The Australasian response to the Irish crisis of 1879-1880. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 5th Irish Australian Conference, Canberra, Australia , 29-AUG-88 - 02-SEP-88. [Details]
(1988)Australian Historical Association,
Geary, Laurence M; (1988) Land and nationalism: the Irish land war, 1879-1891. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Australian Historical Association, Sydney, Australia , 08-FEB-88 - 13-FEB-88. [Details]
(2014)Medical Training, Student Experience and the Transmission of Knowledge, c. 1800-2014,
Geary, Laurence M (2014) Medical Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Medical Training, Student Experience and the Transmission of Knowledge, c. 1800-2014, UCD Humanities institute , 17-OCT-14 - 18-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Eliza Lynch, National Heroine of Paraguay,
Geary, Laurence M (2014) Life in Eliza Lynch's Ireland. Economic and Social Conditions before the Great Famine. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Eliza Lynch, National Heroine of Paraguay, Charleville, County Cork , 19-SEP-14 - 21-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014)'A Gathering of Friends'. A Celebration of the History of the Quakers,
Geary, Laurence M (2014) The Quakers and the Great Irish Famine. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 'A Gathering of Friends'. A Celebration of the History of the Quakers, Youghal, County Cork , 19-SEP-14 - 21-SEP-14. [Details]
(2015)Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar,
Geary, Laurence M (2015) Moonlighting and the land war in late nineteenth-century Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Melbourne Irish Studies Seminar, Newman College, University of Melbourne, Australia , 10-FEB-15 - 10-FEB-15. [Details]

Teaching Interests

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2010Michael Duggan NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsThe Great Famine in east Cork
2003Karen Mary O'Leary NUI (UCC)MASTER OF ARTSThe 1832 cholera epidemic in Cork
2012John Fenton NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsWhen Midleton town was sold (1964-66): an estate retrieved
2010Michael Gyves NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsWaterford district lunatic asylum, 1834-1922
2012Leanne A. Harrington NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsGender and insanity in the Irish district asylum system: a case study of the Cork district asylum, 1870-1905
1998Orlaith Mannion NUI (UCC)Master of Arts'Where the Fenians sleep': representations of Fenianism
2002Mary O'Leary NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsSocial change in Currykippane, 1885-1935
2010Eileen Cronin NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsAn historical assessment of Sophie Raffalovich, Mrs William O'Brien
1998Shirley Anne Healy NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsAspects of the Famine in Tralee, 1849-1852
2010Maria Murphy NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsThe Famine in Dunmanway, 1845-1848, with particular reference to the Dunmanway workhouse
2008Maura o'Connor NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsAnna Parnell and the Ladies Land League
1999William M Power NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsDoomed inheritance: The Kingston estate at mitchelstown, County Cork, 1888-1922
2012Neil Cronin NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsCutting for the stone
2000Franci J. Murray NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsThe townland of rAthfarnham, County Dublin, 1840-1914: a social and economic history
1998Eileen Newman NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsThe Great Famine in the poor law union of Mallow
2010Julia nolan NUI (UCC)Master of ArtsWilliam Saunders Hallaran, Ireland's first psychiatrist
2011Graham O'Shea NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyA history of Deaf in Cork: perspectives on education, language, religion and community
2006Ruth Kelleher NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyThe language and oratory of Daniel O'Connell
2003Karen O'Leary NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyThe 1832 Asiatic cholera epidemic in Cork
2002Oliver Croke NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyA history of the Irish textile industry, 1700-1845
1999Catherine Mary Cotter NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyFrom prosperity to pauperism: the poor law union of Midleton during the Great Famine
1997Patrick Cullen NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyJames Stephens and the Irish People newspaper in the evolution of Irish nationalist politics in the nineteenth century
2005Shane G. Lehane NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyThe Great Famine in the poor law unions of Dingle and Killarney, County Kerry
2012Thomas Jordan NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyPhotographic portrayals of the poor in Ireland, 1890-1913: a social history
2011Denis Barry Roche NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyIrish-American involvement in the Irish land war, 1879-1882
2004John Gerard Sutton NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyThe political career of Arthur Hugh Baron Barrymore, 1867-1903
2003John Power NUI (UCC)Master of PhilosophyThe Lismore poor law union, 1839-1851
2004Siobhan Horgan-Ryan NUI (UCC)PhDThe development of nursing in Ireland, 1898-1920
2003Colman O Mahony NUI (UCC)PhDWorkhouse relief in Cork, 1838-1888
2002Ciara Breathnach NUI (UCC)PhDA history of the Congested Districts Board of Ireland, 1891-1923
2014Susan M. Mullaney NUI (UCC)PhDThe evolution of the medical professions in eighteenth-century Ireland: an institutional perspective
2013Norah Mary Higgins-McHugh NUI (UCC)PhDThe tithe war in Ireland, 1830-38, with specific reference to Munster and Leinster
2012John Gerard Sutton NUI (UCC)PhDLandlords, land, politics and economy during the land war, 1877-1903
2014Shane G. Lehane NUI (UCC)PhDA history of the Irish Red Cross Society, 1939-1971
2007Jeremiah Falvey NUI (UCC)PhDThe Cork career of Sir John Arnott (1837-1898)
2005Westley Forsythe NUI (UCC)PhDThe decline of the landed estates system in County Cork, 1815-1914
2010Mary Dunphy NUI (UCC)Master of Arts'The invisible giant': the role of the media in influencing opinion on the 1848 rebellion in Ireland

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Nolan O Donnell Siobhan Mary Masters Degree by Research
Buckley Margaret Cait Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Research Dissertation in Local History HI6027Research Dissertation in Local History
2017Local History Research: Sources and Methods HI6031Local History Research: Sources and Methods
2016Perspectives on Cork Local History HI6030Perspectives on Cork Local History
2017Development of Research Skills: Thematic Case Studies: Part II AD2849Development of Research Skills: Thematic Case Studies: Part II
2017The Crafting of Local and Regional Studies: Introduction to to Local and Regional Studies; Part I AD1869The Crafting of Local and Regional Studies: Introduction to to Local and Regional Studies; Part I
2017Introduction to Irish History HI1115Introduction to Irish History
2017Development of Research Skills: Thematic Case Studies: Part I AD2848Development of Research Skills: Thematic Case Studies: Part I
2017The Crafting of Local and Regional Studies: Introduction to to Local and Regional Studies; Part II AD1870The Crafting of Local and Regional Studies: Introduction to to Local and Regional Studies; Part II