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Professor David Dickson

Fellow Emeritus (History)

 

Fellow Emeritus (Centre for Irish-Scottish Studies)


A graduate of the University of Dublin, I was a Junior Research Fellow in the Institute of irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, before being appointed a lecturer in the Dept. of Modern History. Elected a Fellow of TCD in 1990, I served as Head of the Department of Modern History from 1995 to 1998 and am currently Associate Professor of Modern History. I was University Registrar from 2004 to 2007, and a member of the Governing Body of the Dublin Institute of Technology during those years. I was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2006. I was a founding editor of the journal 'Irish Economic and Social History', and was President of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland from 2002 to 2008. I was also a co-founder of the African Studies Association of Ireland. I acted as PI of the PRTLI-funded Irish Scottish Studies Programme (1999-2006) and am currently Director of the TCD Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies. I was awarded a Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellowship by the Irish Humanities and Social Science Research Council for 2002-3, and am now PI of the IRCHSS-funded 'Ireland, Empire and Education' Project 2008-10. I have published extensively on the social, economic and cultural history of Ireland in the long eighteenth century. Past collaborative research projects have included the demographic history of eighteenth-century Ireland; the comparative history of famine in Ireland; and the social history of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Dublin.
  Ireland and Africa since 1870   Irish urban history, Dublin and Cork   Social and economic history of Ireland 1650-1850
 Ireland, empire and education
 The first cities of Ireland

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Governing Body, Dublin Institute of Technology, 2004-7 Governing Body, Marino Institute of Education, 2004- Council of the Royal Irish Academy 2015-16 Irish Manuscripts Commission 2005-
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Medium Basic Basic
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Royal Irish Academy; Economic and Social History Social of Ireland; Irish Historical Society; African Studies Association of Ireland
David Dickson, What happened to modern Irish urban history?, Urban History, 46, (1), 2019, p10 - 20, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Society and economy in the long eighteenth century in, editor(s)James Kelly , The Cambridge History of Ireland, III: 1730-1880, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp153 - 178, [David Dickson], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'Town and city' in, Eugenio F. Biagini & Mary E. Daly , The Cambridge social history of modern Ireland, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp112 - 128, [David Dickson], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'"Seven sisters?" The seaport cities of mid-eighteenth century Ireland' in, Thomas M. Truxes , Ireland, France and the Atlantic in a time of war, Abington, Routledge, 2017, pp93 - 107, [David Dickson], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
'Novel spectacle? The birth of the Whiteboys, 1761-2' in, D.W. Hayton & Andrew R. Holmes, , Ourselves Alone? Religion, society and politics in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland: Essays presented to S.J. Connolly, Dublin, Four Courts, 2016, pp61 - 83, [David Dickson], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
David Dickson and David Fleming, 'Charles O'Hara's Observations on County Sligo, 1752-1773', Analecta Hibernica, 46, 2015, p85 - 119, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
David Dickson, Dublin: The making of a capital city, North American [2nd.], Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press, 2014, 1 - 718pp, Book, PUBLISHED
David Dickson, Dublin: The making of a capital city, London, Profile Books, 2014, 1 - 718pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Famine and economic change in eighteenth-century Ireland in, editor(s)Alvin Jackson , The Oxford handbook of modern Irish history, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp422 - 438, [David Dickson], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
David Dickson, Justyna Pyz and Christopher Shepard , Irish classrooms and British Empire: Imperial contexts in the origins of modern education , 1st, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2012, 1 - 252pp, Book, PUBLISHED
  

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Winner of the 2005 J. S. Donnelly sr. History Book Prize, American Conference for Irish Studies, for 'Old world colony: Cork and South Munster 1630-1830'
GENERAL INTERESTS: Social and economic history of Ireland 1650-1850; Irish urban history, especially of Dublin and Cork; Ireland and Africa since 1870; History of higher education in Ireland. CURRENT RESEARCH: Munster and the 1798 rebellion; Famine and public health 1799-1820; The professional diaspora from Ireland 1790-1940.