James DonnellyMy specializations are Modern Britain & Ireland.

My Research and Teaching Interests: As an Irish Historian, I have had three main research interests over the years: 1) landlord-tenant relations; 2) agrarian rebellions; and 3) popular religion. To these might be added a fourth: the Great Famine of the late 1840’s. For teaching purposes I am also keenly interested in modern British history, Irish nationalist politics and in popular religion in Western Europe in the years 1500-1900.


Education:

  • PhD: Harvard
  • MA: Harvard
  • BA: Fordham College 

Selected Publications:

  • The Great Irish Potato Famine (2001).
  • Irish Popular Culture, 1650-1850 (1999), co-edited with Kerby A. Miller.
  • Irish Peasants (1983), co-edited with Samuel Clark.

History Courses Taught:

  • History 124 - British History 1688-present
  • History 200 - Historical Studies - Topics: "Popular Religion in Europe 1500 - 1900"
  • History 365 - Revolution and Nationalism in Ireland, 1780 to the Present
  • History 600 - The Celtic Tiger and Modern Ireland
  • History 837 - Seminar—History of Modern Britain and Ireland

James Donnelly

Professor Emeritus


jsdonnel@wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)