Prof Martyn Powell BA (Wales) PhD (Wales)
Martyn J. Powell, BA PhD (Wales), FRHistS, is a specialist in Irish political and social history, and has research interests in print culture and newspapers, clubs and societies, touring, toasting, popular protest and violence, and consumption. He has recently held fellowships at the Library Company in Philadelphia and Trinity College Dublin's Long Room Hub. He is currently working on a study of the maiming of British soldiers by Ireland's urban 'houghers' and an edition of the political works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (for Oxford University Press). He has been awarded a fellowship for the summer of 2015 by Marsh's Library Dublin to work on the history of debtors in Irish marshalseas.
- HQ36520 - British Society and the French Revolution, 1795-1803: The Revolutionary Wars and Napoleon (Part 2)
- HY12820 - Manners & Misdemeanours:Polite Society in 18th Century Engla
- HQ36420 - British Society and the French Revolution, 1789-1795: Initial Reactions (Part 1)
Professor Powell's research interests focus upon Irish history and include parliamentary politics, print culture and newspapers, clubs and societies, touring, toasting, popular protest and violence, the military, consumption, caricature, credit and debt, and prisons and marshalseas.
The Reception of Burke in Ireland. In (eds) The Reception of Edmund Burke in Europe. The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe Continuum International Publishing Group pp. 15-38. Cadair2017.
‘The Army in Ireland and the Eighteenth-Century Press: Anti-Military sentiment in an Atlantic Context’. Éire-Ireland 50 (3-4) pp. 138-172. Cadair2015.
Consumption: Commercial Demand and the Challenges to Regulatory Power in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. In (eds) Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and its Empire. Oxford University Press, Oxford pp. 282-304. Cadair2013.
Scottophobia versus Jacobitism: Political Radicalism and the Press in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland. In (eds) Cultures of Radicalism in Britain and Ireland. Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis pp. 49-62. Cadair2013.
Ireland's urban houghers: moral economy and popular protest in the late eighteenth century. In (eds) The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850. Taylor & Francis Cadair2011.
Shelburne and Ireland: Politician, Patriot, Absentee. In (eds) An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain: Lord Shelburne in Context, 1737-1805. Boydell & Brewer Cadair2011.
Credit, Debt and Patriot Politics in Dublin, 1763-1784. Eighteenth-Century Ireland 25 pp. 118-148. Cadair2010.
The Aldermen of Skinner's Alley: ultra-Protestantism before the Orange Order. In (eds) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press pp. 203-223. Cadair2010.
'Beef, claret and communication': convivial clubs in the public sphere. In (eds) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century. Four Courts Press pp. 353-372. Cadair2010.
Hunting clubs and societies. In (eds) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press pp. 392-408. Cadair2010.
Clubs and Societies in eighteenth-century Ireland. Four Courts Press, Dublin Cadair2010.
The Society of Free Citizens and other popular political clubs, 1749-1789. In (eds) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press pp. 244-263. Cadair2010.
Piss-pots, Printers and Public Opinion in eighteenth-century Dublin: Richard Twiss's Tour in Ireland. Four Courts Press Cadair2009.
Review: Reporting the Irish House of Lords in the late eighteenth century. Studia Hibernica (35) pp. 187-193. Cadair2009.
Political Toasting in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. History 91 (304) pp. 508-529.2006.
The Politics of Consumption in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Springer Nature2005.
Britain and Ireland in the Eighteenth-Century Crisis of Empire. Springer Nature2002.
Charles James Fox and Ireland. Irish Historical Studies 33 (130) pp. 169-190.2002.