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Professor Louis Cullen

Fellow Emeritus (History)


Born New Ross, Co. Wexford, 29 Nov. 1932. Educated Christian Brothers, and later Good Counsel, New Ross. University studies began in 1950. These and the background to them are described in "Reminiscences and reflections on fifty years in history" in Living economic and social history, ed. Pt Hudson, Economic History Society, 2001, pp.5--54. Outside history itself took an active role in the 1960s and 1970s in publicising the extent of the neglect of cultural institutions and the negative measures sometimes in stealth taken by the Department of Education. Later a member of the Visitors to the National Museum. Founder of the Irish Economic History Group (predecessor to the Irish Economic and Social History Society) 1968. Joint director of the Survey of Business Records, 1970=1996.. As member of the Irish Manuscripts Commission from 1970, played a role in the making of the case for legislation regarding archives and upgrading of the public archives. Hobbies: hill walking and walking nationally the canal towpaths.
 Analysis of evolution of Japanese bureaucracy and its archivl sources, 1792-1858

Details Date
Board of Visitors, National Musuem of Ireland to 2002
Member of Irish Manuscripts Commission (now honorary member) from 1970
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Dutch Fluent Medium Basic
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Medium Basic Basic
Irish Fluent Fluent Fluent
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
Japanese Fluent Medium Medium
Portuguese Medium Basic Basic
Spanish Fluent Fluent Fluent
Details Date From Date To
Royal Irish Academy 1975
Chairman , Japanese studies committee 1990 2003
cullen l m, Gulliver in Japan; Swift's GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, Eru (Journal of the Japan-Ireand Society Tokyo), 33, 2014, p74 - 83, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Louis Cullen, Problems in and sources for the study of economic fluctuations 1660=1800, Irish economic and social history, 31, 2014, p1 - 19, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
L.M. Cullen, John Shovling, Thomas M.Truxes, The Belfast-Dublin letters, 1757:correspondence of an Irish community abroad, Oxford, Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2013, 1 - 330pp, Book, PUBLISHED
The Irish community in Bordeaux in, editor(s)L,M ,Cullen, John Shovlin and Thomas M. Truxes , The Bordeaux-Ireland letters: correspondence of an Irish community abroad, Oxford, Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2013, pp31 - 59, [L.M. Cullen], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
L.M. Cullen, Gulliver in Japan, Eighteenth-century Ireland, (no. 28), 2013, p170 - 176, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
L.M. Cullen, Japanese Archives : Sources for the study of Tokugawa Administrative and Diplomatic Hiistory, Japan Review: Journal of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, (25), 2013, p33 - 65, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
cullen l m, "H.M,.S. Spy off the Galway coast in the 1730s:the politics and economics of wool smuggling", Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, 65, 2013, p27 - 47, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
L.M. Cullen, Economy, trade and Irish merchants at home and abroad, 1600=1988, Dubllin, Four Courts Press, 2012, 320pp, Book, PUBLISHED
l m cullen, Bankers, bureaucrats, booms and busts, The Irish Review, (no. 45), 2012, p1 - 18, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Cullen l m, Merriman in a world of schoirmasters, Eighteenth-century Ireland, (26), 2011, p80 - 94, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Louis Cullen, Blackrock in the context of Dublin Bay and coast, Blackrock Society Proceedings, 16, 2008, p6 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Tokugawa economy and society in historical perspective, working paper, no. 22, Cullen L., Notes: [ (Institute of comparative economic studies, Hosei University , Tokyo), Feb. 1991, pp.56], Working Paper, PUBLISHED
An introduction to Irish history : lectures to Japanese students, working paper no. 41, Cullen L., Notes: [Institute of comparative economic studies, Hosei University (1994), pp.60], Working Paper, PUBLISHED
'Hikaku shi: rekishi kyoju to kyoiku ni okeru sono ichi to shoraisei" ( Ccmparative history: the present state and prospects of university history teaching and study), Institute of comparative economic studies, Hosei University, Tokyo, working paper no. 120, Cullen L., Notes: [( March, 2004), pp.20], Working Paper, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Ordre des palmes academiques (France) 1984
Honorary doctorate in social sciences, Queen's University Belfast 1989
Hhonorary D.Litt,.University of Strathclyde 1997
Corresponding fellow, British Academy 1998
Honorary D.Litt,,National Univerisy of Ireland 2003
Honorary Docteur de l'Universite de Paris, Paris-Sorbonne 2004
Fellow, later Senior Fellow, Trinty College, Dublin 1968
directeur d'etudes, Ecoles des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris spring 1979
visiting fellow , All Souls College, Oxford April-July 1987
visiting scholar, International Research centre in Japanese studies, Kyoto May 2002- Aoril 2003
. Eighteenth-century Irish economic and political history. . French trade in the eighteenth century. . Japanese history of the Tokugawa period. . , . iEevolution of Japanese bureaucracy 1792-1858 to counter western threat( a theme outlined in passing in A history of Japan: external and internal worlds, 1582-1941 )below).This is intended to be the basis for a further book in Japanese history