Past Presidents

Dr Ciara Breathnach

Dr Ciara Breathnach

Dr Ciara Breathnach (2010-14) 
Dr Ciara Breathnach is a lecturer in history at the University of Limerick. Her research interests include Irish socio-economic, cultural and health histories. She is Principal Investigator on Irish Record Linkage 1864-1913.  She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Publications include The Congested Districts Board of Ireland, 1891-1923, poverty and development in the West of Ireland (Dublin, 2005)

 

Dr Larry Geary

Dr Larry Geary

Dr Laurence M. Geary (2006-10)
Dr Larry Geary has held 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.  He has published extensively on the political, social and medical history of nineteenth-century  Ireland, and on the history of the Irish in Australia. His most recent publication, edited jointly with Oonagh Walsh, is Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland (Dublin, 2015)

 

Prof. Margaret Kelleher

Prof. Margaret Kelleher

Professor Margaret Kelleher (2002-2006)
Prof. Margaret Kelleher is the Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin (UCD). Her research interests include nineteenth-century literature, famine literature, cultural history, women’s writings and the historical relationship between literature in English and Irish.  Prof. Kelleher is Chairperson of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, Chair of the Irish Film Institute, and a member of  the Humanities Committee of Science Europe.

 

Prof. James H. Murphy

Prof. James H. Murphy

Professor James H. Murphy (1998—2002)
James H Murphy is based at DePaul University, Chicago, where he works in the Department of English. His teaching is mostly on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish literature and nineteenth-century British literature. He has an interest both in the history of fiction and in the political history of nineteenth-century  and early twentieth-century Ireland .  He has also done some work on gender and sexuality, religion and education, and the history of the book.

 

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Dr. Leon Litvack

Dr Leon Litvack (1994-98)
Dr Leon Litvack is Reader in Victorian Studies at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests include 19th century British and Irish literature, Victorian art and architecture, and literature and imperialism. He is a leading scholar of Charles Dickens and is currently involved in editing the author’s letters and producing the authoritative critical edition of Our Mutual Friend.

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