Dr Paul Brendan O'Leary

BA, PhD (Wales)

Dr Paul Brendan O'Leary

Professor in Welsh History

Institute Director of Welsh Lanaguage & Culture

Department Director of Welsh

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Profile

Prof. Paul O'Leary, BA, PhD (Wales), FRhist, 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

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PhD Supervision:

Prof. O'Learyl 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.

Publications

Revolution, Culture and Industry, c.1700‒1850O'Leary, P. 2017 (Accepted/In press) The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature. Evans, G. & Fulton, H. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Wales and the First World War: Themes and DebatesO'Leary, P. 2017 In : Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review.28, 4, p. 591-61716 p.
“A Vertiginous Sense of Impending Loss”: Four Nations History and the Problem of NarrativeO'Leary, P. 2017 Four Nations Approaches to Modern ‘British History’: A (Dis)United Kingdom?. Lloyd-Jones, N. & Scull, M. M. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 59-82
Welsh Keywords: CrachachO'Leary, P. 2017 Planet: The Welsh Internationalist
Obituary: John Davies (1938-2015)O'Leary, P. 2017 In : Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review.28, 2, p. 549-56315 p.
States of Union: Modern Scotland and British HistoryO'Leary, P. 2016 In : Twentieth Century British History.27, 1, p. 124-14326 p.
Ffrainc a Cymru 1830–1880: Dehongliadau Ffrengig o Genedl DdiwladwriaethO'Leary, P. 2015 Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. 158 p.
A Tolerant Nation? Revisiting Ethnic Diversity in a Devolved WalesO'Leary, P., Williams, C. (ed.) & Evans, N. (ed.) 2015 2 ed. Caerdydd: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press. 364 p.
Town and Nation: Writing Urban Histories in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth- Century WalesO'Leary, P. B. 2013 Writing a Small Nation's Past. Pryce, H. & Evans, N. (eds.). Taylor & Francis
Claiming the Streets: Processions and Urban Culture in South Wales, c.1830-1880O'Leary, P. B. 2012 Caerdydd: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press. 241 p.
Film, History and Anti-Semitism: Solomon & Gaenor (1999) and Representations of the PastO'Leary, P. B. 2012 In : North American Journal of Welsh Studies.7, p. 38-5214 p.
Public Intellectuals, Language and Cultural Nationalism in Ireland and Wales: Douglas Hyde and Saunders LewisO'Leary, P. B. 2009 In : Irish Studies Review.17, 1, p. 5-1814 p.
Peerless: the Life and Legend of Jim Driscoll (1880-1925)O'Leary, P. B. 2008 Wales and its Boxers: The Fighting Tradition. Stead, P. & Williams, G. (eds.). Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 17-3216 p.
Mass commodity culture and identity: the Morning Chronicle and Irish migrants in a nineteenth-century Welsh industrial townO'Leary, P. B. 2008 In : Urban History.35, 2, p. 237-25418 p.
Processions, Power and Public Space: Corpus Christi at Cardiff, 1872-1914O'Leary, P. B. 2008 In : Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review.24, 1, p. 77-10125 p.
Arming the Citizens: the Volunteer Force in Nineteenth-Century WalesO'Leary, P. 2007 Wales and War: Society, Politics and Religion in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Cragoe, M. & Williams, C. (eds.). Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 63-8119 p.
Networking Respectability: Class, Gender and Ethnicity among the Irish in South Wales, 1845-1914O'Leary, P. 2007 Irish Migration, Networks and Ethnic Identities since 1750. Delaney, E. & MacRaild, D. (eds.). 1 ed.Taylor & Francis, p. 63-7412 p.
Networking Respectability: Class, Gender and Ethnicity among the Irish in South Wales, 1845-1914O'Leary, P. 2005 In : Immigrants and Minorities.23, 2-3, p. 255-27521 p.
Irish Migrants in Modern WalesO'Leary, P. 2004 1st ed.Liverpool University Press. 190 p.
Religion, Nationality and Politics: Disestablishment in Ireland and Wales, 1868-1914O'Leary, P. 1999 Contrasts and Comparisons: Studies in Irish and Welsh Church History. Guy, J. R. & Neely, W. D. (eds.). Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer | Gomer Press, p. 89-11224 p.
Of Devolution, Maps and Divided Mentalities: Deconstructing a New National IconO'Leary, P. 1998 In : Planet: The Welsh Internationalist.127, p. 7-126 p.
Accommodation and Resistance: A Comparison of Cultural Identities in Ireland and Wales, c.1880-1914O'Leary, P. 1998 Kingdoms United? Great Britain and Ireland since 1500. Connolly, S. J. (ed.). Dublin: Four Courts Press, p. 123-13412 p.
From the Cradle to the Grave: Popular Catholicism among the Irish in WalesO'Leary, P. 1996 Religion and Identity: The Irish Worldwide. O'Sullivan, P. (ed.). London/New York: Octopus Publishing Group, Vol. 5, p. 183-19513 p.
Articles Relating to the History of Wales Published Mainly in 1992O'Leary, P. 1994 In : Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review.17, 2, p. 304-3118 p.
'Trais a Thwyll a Cherddi': Y Gwyddelod yng Nghymru, 1798-1882O'Leary, P. 1994 Ysgrifau ar hanes Cymru. Jenkins, G. H. (ed.). Gwasg Gomer | Gomer Press, Vol. 9, p. 129-16234 p. (Cof Cenedl)
Articles Relating to the History of Wales Published Mainly in 1991O'Leary, P. 1993 In : Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review.16, 4, p. 597-6048 p.
The Enemy Without: Policing and Class Consciousness in the Miners' StrikeO'Leary, P. 1992 In : Journal of Law and Society.19, 2, p. 284-2929 p.
A Tolerant Country? Immigrants, Refugees and Minorities in BritainPaddison, R., Weir, K., Songdergaard, B. & O'Leary, P. 1992 In : Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.13, 3, p. 302-3065 p.
Articles Relating to the History of Wales Published Mainly in 1990O'Leary, P. 1992 In : Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru | Welsh History Review.16, 2, p. 280-2889 p.
Anti-Irish Riots in Wales, 1826-1882O'Leary, P. 1991 In : Llafur.5, 4, p. 27-3610 p.
Immigration and the Growth of Pontypridd, 1841-1914O'Leary, P. 1991 The Bridge and the Song. Tobin, B. S. & Davies, J. I. (eds.). Bridgend, p. 19-279 p.
The Irish in Wales: The Integration of a MinorityO'Leary, P. 1990 CEDPATH 90: The Irish in Britain. London: Department for Education, p. 24-263 p.
Irish Immigration and the Catholic 'Welsh District', 1840-1850O'Leary, P. 1988 Politics and Society in Wales, 1840-1922: Essays in Honour of Ieuan Gwynedd Jones. Jenkins, G. H. & Smith, J. B. (eds.). Cardiff: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press, p. 29-4517 p.
'Syndicalist Teachers' in the Rhondda 1913-1919: A CommentO'Leary, P. 1986 In : Llafur.4, 3, p. 80-845 p.
The Welsh Political ArchiveO'Leary, P. 1985 In : Llafur.4, 2, p. 101-1022 p.