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Dr Niamh Gallagher


Subject: History

Dr Niamh Gallagher is a Lecturer at the Faculty of History in modern British political history. Her research interests focus on the social and political history of modern Ireland and its relationship with Britain, the Empire and the development of international causes during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Niamh’s next research project will explore the history of organised humanitarianism through the study of the Red Cross at the end of the long nineteenth century and throughout the interwar period.
Lecturer in Modern British and Irish History

Niamh Gallagher comes from Co. Armagh in Northern Ireland. She read Anthropology and Geography at UCL before completing her postgraduate studies at the Faculty of History at Cambridge. Her doctoral thesis (and forthcoming book with I. B. Tauris, now Bloomsbury) is a revisionist history of Irish involvement in the Great War, which won the St Catharine’s Prize for Distinction in Research when Niamh was a postgraduate student at the College.  She returns to Catz as a Lecturer at the Faculty of History specialising in British and Irish political and social history since 1880.  Niamh also masquerades as a professional fiddle player.  She has performed with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and other well-known artists within the world of Irish traditional music.

Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History (I. B. Tauris, forthcoming 2019)

Select book reviews

  • Susan Pedersen, ‘The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire’ (Oxford, 2015), Times Higher Education, published July 2015.
  • Gerard Noonan, ‘The IRA in Britain, 1919-1923: “In the Heart of Enemy Lines”’ (Liverpool, 2014), Twentieth Century British History, published March 2015.
  • R. F. Foster ‘Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923’ (London, 2014), Times Higher Education, published November 2014.
  • Mo Moulton, ‘Ireland and the Irish in Interwar England’ (Cambridge, 2014), Times Higher Education, published June 2014.
(2013) St Catharine Prize for Distinction in Research, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge; (2011) Members’ History Prize and Fund, Cambridge