Prof. Martyn Powell
Head of Department
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622870
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.
- HY34320 - History in Cartoons: Studying Georgian Satirical Prints
- HQ36630 - Britain and the French Revolution, 1789-1803
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 Army in Ireland and the Eighteenth-Century Press: Anti-Military sentiment in an Atlantic Context’. Éire-Ireland 50 (3-4) pp. 138-172. 10.1353/eir.2015.00122015.
Ireland's urban houghers: moral economy and popular protest in the late eighteenth century. In M. Brown, S. Donlan (eds), The Laws and Other Legalities of Ireland, 1689-1850. Taylor & Francis Other2011.
Shelburne and Ireland: Politician, Patriot, Absentee. In N. Aston, C. Orr (eds), An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain: Lord Shelburne in Context, 1737-1805. Boydell & Brewer2011.
'Beef, claret and communication': convivial clubs in the public sphere. In J. Kelly, M. Powell (eds), Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century. Four Courts Press pp. 353-372.2010.
Clubs and Societies in eighteenth-century Ireland. Four Courts Press, Dublin(eds) 2010.
Credit, Debt and Patriot Politics in Dublin, 1763-1784. Eighteenth-Century Ireland 25 pp. 118-148. Other2010.
The Aldermen of Skinner's Alley: ultra-Protestantism before the Orange Order. In J. Kelly, M. Powell (eds), Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press pp. 203-223.2010.
The Society of Free Citizens and other popular political clubs, 1749-1789. In J. Kelly, M. Powell (eds), Clubs and Societies in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Four Courts Press pp. 244-263.2010.
Piss-pots, Printers and Public Opinion in eighteenth-century Dublin: Richard Twiss's Tour in Ireland. Four Courts Press2009.