James S. Donnelly, Jr.
Position title: Emeritus Professor
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
My 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.
B.A., Fordham College
James S. Donnelly, Jr. Captain Rock: The Irish Agrarian Rebellion of 1821—1824. University of Wisconsin Press, 2009.
Samuel Clark (Editor), and James S. Donnelly, Jr. (Editor). Irish Peasants: Violence and Political Unrest, 1780–1914. University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.
James S. Donnelly, Jr. (Editor), and Kerby A. Miller (Editor). Irish Popular Culture 1650-1850. Irish Academic Press, 1988.
James S. Donnelly, Jr. The Land and the People of Nineteenth-Century Cork: The Rural Economy and the Land Question. Routledge, 1975.
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