Photograph of Professor Paul O'Leary.Professor Paul O'Leary

Professor
BA (Wales)
PhD (Wales)
FRHistS

Contact

Email: ppo@aber.ac.uk
Office: B19
Phone: +44 (0)1970 622842

Profile

Dr Paul O'Leary, BA, PhD (Wales), is a specialist in the history of 19th and early twentieth-century Wales, especially its social and cultural histories. Among other topics, he has written on Irish migration, the history of minority ethnic groups, on urban history and the history of sport. He is currently interested in the international dimensions to the history of Wales by exploring relationships with Ireland, analyzing the impact of imperialism on Welsh life and by studying French-language interpretations of 19th century Wales. He was co-manager of the AHRC-funded Ireland-Wales International Research Network and is co-editor (post-1700) of the Welsh History Review. He is a member of the AHRC’s Peer Review College. He is also Director of Welsh Language and Culture in the Institute of Geography, History and Politics.

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate:

Masters:

PhD Supervision:

  • Paul has extensive experience of postgraduate supervision, having supervised successfully more than thirty postgraduate dissertations on a wide variety of topics in the social, cultural and political history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly in relation to the histories of Wales and the British Isles. The topics studied include aspects of urban history, the history of minority ethnic groups, religious history, political cultures, the history of policing and aspects of the comparative histories of Wales, Ireland and France. He is happy to discuss proposals for future research projects.

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Publications


2015

Book

O'Leary, P., Williams, C., Evans, N. 2015. A Tolerant Nation? Revisiting Ethnic Diversity in a Devolved Wales., Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru


2013

Chapter

O'Leary, P.B. 2013. Town and Nation: Writing Urban Histories in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth- Century Wales. H. Pryce, N. Evans (Eds.) Writing a Small Nation's Past., Ashgate Publishing Group


2012

Article

O'Leary, P.B. 2012. Film, History and Anti-Semitism: Solomon & Gaenor (1999) and Representations of the Past. North American Journal of Welsh Studies 7 pp. 38-52. Other

Book

O'Leary, P.B. 2012. Claiming the Streets: Processions and Urban Culture in South Wales, c.1830-1880., Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru


2009

Special issue

O'Leary, P.B. 2009. Public Intellectuals, Language and Cultural Nationalism in Ireland and Wales: Douglas Hyde and Saunders Lewis. Irish Studies Review 17 (1) pp. 5-18. 10.1080/09670880802658109


2008

Article

O'Leary, P.B. 2008. Mass commodity culture and identity: the Morning Chronicle and Irish migrants in a nineteenth-century Welsh industrial town. Urban History 35 (2) pp. 237-254. 10.1017/S0963926808005476

O'Leary, P.B. 2008. Processions, Power and Public Space: Corpus Christi at Cardiff, 1872-1914. The Welsh History Review Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru 24 (1) pp. 77-101.


2007

Chapter

O'Leary, P. 2007. Networking Respectability: Class, Gender and Ethnicity among the Irish in South Wales, 1845-1914. E. Delaney, D. MacRaild (Eds.) Irish Migration, Networks and Ethnic Identities since 1750., Taylor & Francis pp. 63-74. Cadair

O'Leary, P. 2007. Arming the Citizens: the Volunteer Force in Nineteenth-Century Wales. M. Cragoe, C. Williams (Eds.) Wales and War: Society, Politics and Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries., Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru pp. 63-81. Cadair Other


2005

Article

O'Leary, P. 2005. Networking Respectability: Class, Gender and Ethnicity among the Irish in South Wales, 1845-1914. Immigrants and Minorities 23 (2-3) pp. 255-275. 10.1080/02619280500188310 Cadair


2004

Book

O'Leary, P. 2004. Irish Migrants in Modern Wales., Liverpool University Press Cadair Other


1999

Chapter

O'Leary, P. 1999. Religion, Nationality and Politics: Disestablishment in Ireland and Wales, 1868-1914. J. Guy, W. Neely (Eds.) Contrasts and Comparisons: Studies in Irish and Welsh Church History., Gomer Press pp. 89-112.


1998

Article

O'Leary, P. 1998. Of Devolution, Maps and Divided Mentalities: Deconstructing a New National Icon. Planet: The Welsh Internationalist 127 pp. 7-12.

Chapter

O'Leary, P. 1998. Accommodation and Resistance: A Comparison of Cultural Identities in Ireland and Wales, c.1880-1914. S. Connolly (Eds.) Kingdoms United? Great Britain and Ireland since 1500., Four Courts Press pp. 123-134.


1996

Chapter

O'Leary, P. 1996. From the Cradle to the Grave: Popular Catholicism among the Irish in Wales. P. O'Sullivan (Eds.) Religion and Identity: The Irish Worldwide., Leicester University Press pp. 183-195. Other


1994

Article

O'Leary, P. 1994. Articles Relating to the History of Wales Published Mainly in 1992. The Welsh History Review Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru 17 (2) pp. 304-311. Other

Chapter

O'Leary, P. 1994. 'Trais a Thwyll a Cherddi': Y Gwyddelod yng Nghymru, 1798-1882. G. Jenkins (Eds.) Ysgrifau ar hanes Cymru. Cof Cenedl, Gomer Press pp. 129-162.


1993

Article

O'Leary, P. 1993. Articles Relating to the History of Wales Published Mainly in 1991. The Welsh History Review Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru 16 (4) pp. 597-604. Other


1992

Article

O'Leary, P. 1992. Articles Relating to the History of Wales Published Mainly in 1990. The Welsh History Review Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru 16 (2) pp. 280-288. Other

Book/Film/Article review

O'Leary, P. 1992. The Enemy Without: Policing and Class Consciousness in the Miners' Strike. Journal of Law and Society 19 (2) pp. 284-292. Other

Paddison, R., Weir, K., Songdergaard, B., O'Leary, P. 1992. A Tolerant Country? Immigrants, Refugees and Minorities in Britain. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 13 (3) pp. 302-306. 10.1080/01434632.1992.9994498 Other


1991

Article

O'Leary, P. 1991. Anti-Irish Riots in Wales, 1826-1882. Llafur 5 (4) pp. 27-36.

Chapter

O'Leary, P. 1991. Immigration and the Growth of Pontypridd, 1841-1914. B. Tobin, J. Davies (Eds.) The Bridge and the Song., pp. 19-27.


1990

Chapter

O'Leary, P. 1990. The Irish in Wales: The Integration of a Minority. CEDPATH 90: The Irish in Britain., Department for Education pp. 24-26.


1988

Chapter

O'Leary, P. 1988. Irish Immigration and the Catholic 'Welsh District', 1840-1850. G. Jenkins, J. Smith (Eds.) Politics and Society in Wales, 1840-1922: Essays in Honour of Ieuan Gwynedd Jones., Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru pp. 29-45.


1986

Comment/debate

O'Leary, P. 1986. 'Syndicalist Teachers' in the Rhondda 1913-1919: A Comment. Llafur 4 (3) pp. 80-84.


1985

Article

O'Leary, P. 1985. The Welsh Political Archive. Llafur 4 (2) pp. 101-102.