Photograph of Prof. Martyn Powell.Prof. Martyn Powell

Head of Department
BA (Wales)
PhD (Wales)

Contact

Email: mpp@aber.ac.uk
Office: C41
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622870

Profile

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.

Teaching Areas

Research

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

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. 10.1353/eir.2015.0012

2011

Powell, M.J. 2011. 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 Other

Powell, M.J. 2011. 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 & Brewer

2010

Powell, M.J. 2010. '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.

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

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

Powell, M.J. 2010. 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.

Powell, M.J. 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.

2009

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

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

2006

Powell, M. 2006. Political Toasting in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. History 91 (304) pp. 508-529. 10.1111/j.1468-229X.2006.00376.x Cadair

2005

Powell, M. 2005. The Politics of Consumption in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Palgrave Macmillan Cadair Other

2002

Powell, M. 2002. Britain and Ireland in the Eighteenth-Century Crisis of Empire. Palgrave Macmillan Cadair Other

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