Dr John Gibney

Postdoctoral Researcher

'The 1641 rebellion in history and memory'

The primary focus of this project is on the memory and meaning of the Irish rebellion of 1641 within Protestant communities in Ireland up to the present day. It is intended to be a cultural and political history of the disputed perceptions of the rebellion as they emerged over time, their relationship to other aspects of Irish Protestant remembrance, and their influence on Irish Protestant political and cultural identities.'

Books published, edited and co-edited

Ireland and the Popish Plot (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2009).

Shane Alcobia-Murphy, Johanna Archbold, John Gibney and Carole Jones (eds)

Beyond the Anchoring Grounds: More Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies (Belfast Studies in Language, Culture and Politics 14; Cló Ollscoil na Banríona/Queens University Press, 2006).

Journal Papers

‘Ireland's Restoration Crisis', in Tim Harris and Stephen Taylor (eds) The Revolutions of 1688-91 and the Birth of Modernity (Boydell & Brewer, forthcoming).

‘1641 and Protestant identity in Restoration and Jacobite Ireland', in Mervyn Busteed, Frank Neal and Jonathan Tonge (eds) Irish Protestant Identities (Manchester University Press, 2008), pp 13-27.

‘Early Modern Ireland: A British Atlantic Colony?', in History Compass, vol. 6.1 (2008), pp 172-82 (online).

‘An Irish Informer in Restoration England: David Fitzgerald and the ‘Irish Plot' in the Exclusion Crisis', in Éire-Ireland: A Journal of Irish Studies, vol. 42: 3 & 4 (Fall/Winter 2007), pp 249-76.

‘Select document: ‘A discourse of Ireland', 1695', in Irish Historical Studies, xxxiv, no. 136 (Nov. 2005), pp 449-61.

Dictionary of Irish Biography (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming): 40 biographies completed.