Prof Martyn Powell BA (Wales) PhD (Wales)

Prof Martyn Powell

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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.

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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.

Publications

2017

Powell, M. 2017. The Reception of Burke in Ireland. In M. Fitzpatrick., P. J. . (eds) The Reception of Edmund Burke in Europe. The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe Continuum International Publishing Group pp. 15-38. Cadair

2015

Powell, M. 2015. ‘The Army in Ireland and the Eighteenth-Century Press: Anti-Military sentiment in an Atlantic Context’. Éire-Ireland 50 (3-4) pp. 138-172. Cadair

2013

Powell, M.J. 2013. Consumption: Commercial Demand and the Challenges to Regulatory Power in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. In P. Stern., C. Wennerlind. (eds) Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and its Empire. Oxford University Press, Oxford pp. 282-304. Cadair

Powell, M.J. 2013. Scottophobia versus Jacobitism: Political Radicalism and the Press in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland. In J. Kirk., M. Brown., A. Noble. (eds) Cultures of Radicalism in Britain and Ireland. Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution 3rd edn, Taylor & Francis pp. 49-62. Cadair

2011

Powell, M.J. 2011. Ireland's urban houghers: moral economy and popular protest in the late eighteenth century. In M. Brown., S. P. Donlan. (eds) The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850. Taylor & Francis Cadair

Powell, M.J. 2011. Shelburne and Ireland: Politician, Patriot, Absentee. In N. Aston., C. C. Orr. (eds) An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain: Lord Shelburne in Context, 1737-1805. Boydell & Brewer Cadair

2010

Powell, M. 2010. Credit, Debt and Patriot Politics in Dublin, 1763-1784. Eighteenth-Century Ireland 25 pp. 118-148. Cadair

Powell, M.J. 2010. The Aldermen of Skinner's Alley: ultra-Protestantism before the Orange Order. In J. Kelly., M. J. Powell. (eds) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press pp. 203-223. Cadair

Powell, M.J. 2010. 'Beef, claret and communication': convivial clubs in the public sphere. In J. Kelly., M. J. Powell. (eds) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century. Four Courts Press pp. 353-372. Cadair

Powell, M.J. 2010. Hunting clubs and societies. In J. Kelly., M. J. Powell. (eds) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press pp. 392-408. Cadair

Kelly, J., Powell, M.J. 2010. Clubs and Societies in eighteenth-century Ireland. Four Courts Press, Dublin Cadair

Powell, M.J. 2010. The Society of Free Citizens and other popular political clubs, 1749-1789. In J. Kelly., M. J. Powell. (eds) Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press pp. 244-263. Cadair

2009

Powell, M.J. 2009. Piss-pots, Printers and Public Opinion in eighteenth-century Dublin: Richard Twiss's Tour in Ireland. Four Courts Press Cadair

Powell, M. 2009. Review: Reporting the Irish House of Lords in the late eighteenth century. Studia Hibernica (35) pp. 187-193. Cadair

2006

Powell, M. 2006. Political Toasting in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. History 91 (304) pp. 508-529.

2005

Powell, M. 2005. The Politics of Consumption in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Springer Nature

2002

Powell, M. 2002. Britain and Ireland in the Eighteenth-Century Crisis of Empire. Springer Nature

Powell, M. 2002. Charles James Fox and Ireland. Irish Historical Studies 33 (130) pp. 169-190.