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Dr. Ciaran O'Neill

Ussher Lecturer in 19th Century History (History)

  Elites and Education   Irish and British History 1800-1920   Irish Social History   Public History
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President: Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland 2014 2016
Founder member: Transnational Ireland Research Network 2012
American Conference for Irish Studies 2013
Irish Historical Studies 2011 2015
International Federation for Public History 2012 2015
Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 103, 412, (2015), 1 - 602p, Bruce Bradley, Daire Keogh, Ciaran O'Neill, [eds.], Journal, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, Catholics of Consequence: Transnational Education, Social Mobility and the Irish Catholic Elite 1850-1900, 1st, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014, 1 - 272pp, Book, PUBLISHED
The Irish Schoolboy Novel in, editor(s)Maria Luddy and James Smith , Children, childhood and Irish society 1500 to the present, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2014, pp183 - 197, [Ciaran O'Neill], Notes: [978-1-84682-525-5], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, Review of Ireland in Official Print Culture, 1800-1850, by Niall O Ciosain , The Times Literary Supplement, 2014, Review, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, Irish Elites in the Nineteenth Century, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2013, 1 - 280pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
Power, wealth and Catholic identity in Ireland, 1850-1900 in, editor(s)Oliver P. Rafferty , Irish Catholic Identities, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2013, [Ciaran O'Neill], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Education, Imperial careers and the Irish Catholic Elite in the nineteenth century in, editor(s)D.J. Dickson, J. Pyz, C Shepard , Irish Classrooms and British Empire: Imperial contexts for the Origins of Modern Education, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2012, pp98 - 110, [Ciaran O'Neill], Book Chapter, APPROVED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Ciaran O'Neill, Clongowes in Fiction, or, the Long Shadow of James Joyce, The Clongownian , 2011, p49 - 53, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, Fergus D'Arcy (2010). Terenure College 1860-2010, Review of Terenure College 1860-2010, by Fergus A. D'Arcy , . Irish Economic and Social History, XXXVIII , 2011, p3 , Review, PUBLISHED
Pearse, Parnell & the priests: history and politics in the Irish schoolboy novel in, editor(s)Katerina Jencova, Michaela Markova, Radvan Markus, Hana Pavelkova , The Politics of Irish Writing, Prague, Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, 2010, pp69 - 77, [Ciaran O'Neill], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Ciaran O'Neill, 'Promoting Catholics of Consequence (2014)', Talking History, 2015, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, 'Power in Victorian Britain and Ireland', Research Seminar, Glasgow Caledonian University, 18 March, 2015, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Ciaran O'Neill, OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH, Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin, 21 February, 2015, Rough Magic Theatre Company, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, The Transnational Turn in Irish Historiography, Atlantic Archipelagos Research Consortium, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, 31 January, 2015, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, Becoming Revolutionaries, March - May, In:Glasnevin TCD Lecture Series, 2015, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, The future and the past of the state, 16 April, 2015, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, POWER, COSMOPOLITANISM, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF EUROPEAN ELITES, 8-9 June , 2015, Trinity Long Room Hub, Dublin, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, ''Programme Note'', Famished Castle, Rough Magic Theatre Company, 2015, - 1, Theater Production, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, 'Paying for privilege whether we benefit or not', Irish Times, 21 October, Dublin, 2014, - 2, Broadcast, PUBLISHED
Ciaran O'Neill, 'Debate on Thomas Davis', Talking History, 2014, -, Broadcast, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, University of São Paulo, Brazil 2014
NUI Travelling Studentship 2007
BAIS Postgraduate Bursary 2007
TLRH - Research Incentive Grant 2014
My research has mostly focused on elites and elite education, something very much at the core of both of my books, Irish Elites (2013) and Catholics of Consequence (2014). My next book will be about power. I also occasionally publish on obscure novels of the 1890s, and have also become more and more interested in Public History since my time at TCD. Since 2014 I have been the President of the SSNCI - an interdisciplinary society dedicated to the study of nineteenth-century Ireland. In addition to this I have also been involved with a group of likeminded historians working together in the Transnational Ireland Network, and in a global research network called SPECTRESS, funded by the European Commission.