Dr. John Cunningham

MA, PHD, H.DIP.ED, DIP.GAEILGE

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of History
Room 413, Tower 1
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5642
E: john.cunningham@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

A former editor of Saothar: journal of Irish Labour History, John Cunningham's research interests include Irish local history, the moral economy, and global syndicalism

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'The wartime journalism of Tom Glynn, 1914-16'
Cunningham, J. (2017) 'The wartime journalism of Tom Glynn, 1914-16'. Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, 17 :105-127 [Details]
(2017) 'Tom Glynn and 'Pickhandle Mary' Fitzgerald: Two Irish Syndicalists in Pre-World War One South Africa'
Cunningham, J (2017) 'Tom Glynn and 'Pickhandle Mary' Fitzgerald: Two Irish Syndicalists in Pre-World War One South Africa'. Immigrants And Minorities, 35 :216-236 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Labour, class and rebellion in County Galway'
Cunningham, J. (2016) 'Labour, class and rebellion in County Galway'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 41 :258-265 [Details]
(2014) 'Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society'
Clancy, M; Cunningham, J; Marley, L (2014) 'Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, [Details]
(2014) 'Co-editor of journal, Saothar'
M. Clancy, J. Cunningham, L. Marley (2014) 'Co-editor of journal, Saothar'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 39 (-):1-130 [Details]
(2013) 'Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society'
Mary Clancy and John Cunningham, joint editors (2013) 'Saothar: Journal of the Irish Labour History Society'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 38 [Details]
(2012) 'Joint editors'
Clancy, M., Cunningham, J. (2012) 'Joint editors'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 37 :1-148 [Details]
(2012) 'Editorial: Labour and decade of centenaries'
Clancy, M., Cunningham, J. (2012) 'Editorial: Labour and decade of centenaries'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 37 :3-4 [Details]
(2012) 'L'Irish Trade Union Congress et le nationalisme irlandais,1894-1930'
Cunningham, J. (2012) 'L'Irish Trade Union Congress et le nationalisme irlandais,1894-1930'. Bulletin d'Histoire Politique, 21 (1):71-95 [Details]
(2012) 'Something that is new and strange': the 1911 Irish Trade Union Congress in Galway'
Cunningham, J. (2012) 'Something that is new and strange': the 1911 Irish Trade Union Congress in Galway'. J. Galway Archae. & Hist. Soc, 64 :169-182 [Details]
(2011) ''Editorial: Researching women; researching labour'
M. Clancy, J. Cunningham (2011) ''Editorial: Researching women; researching labour'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 36 :3-4 [Details]
(2011) 'Women: Special Edition'
Mary Clancy and John Cunningham (2011) 'Women: Special Edition'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 36 [Details]
(2011) 'Journal joint editor, vol. 36'
Clancy M., Cunningham, J. (2011) 'Journal joint editor, vol. 36'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 36 [Details]
(2010) 'Journal joint editor, vol. 35'
Cunningham, J., O Drisceoil, D. (2010) 'Journal joint editor, vol. 35'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 35 [Details]
(2010) 'Compelled to their bad acts by hunger: three Irish urban crowds~ c.1817-45'
Cunningham, J. (2010) 'Compelled to their bad acts by hunger: three Irish urban crowds~ c.1817-45'. EIRE-IRELAND, 45 (03-Apr) [Details]
(2009) 'She nearly dropped dead at the idea that someone would join voluntarily: memories of ASTI activists~ c.1960-1900'
Cunningham, J. (2009) 'She nearly dropped dead at the idea that someone would join voluntarily: memories of ASTI activists~ c.1960-1900'. SAOTHAR, 34 :98-110 [Details]
(2006) ''Politics and the Irish working class''
Cunningham, J. (2006) ''Politics and the Irish working class''. SAOTHAR, 31 :89-94 [Details]
(2005) 'Lord Wallscourt of Ardfry (1797-1849): an early Irish socialist'
Cunningham, J. (2005) 'Lord Wallscourt of Ardfry (1797-1849): an early Irish socialist'. JOURNAL OF THE GALWAY ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 57 :90-112 [Details]
(1990) 'The 'Soviet at Galway' and the downfall of Dunkellin'
Cunningham, J. (1990) 'The 'Soviet at Galway' and the downfall of Dunkellin'. Cathair Na Mart: Journal Of The Westport Historical Society, 10 :115-123 [Details]
(1990) 'A glimpse of the Galway Workers' and General Labourers' Union'
Cunningham, J. (1990) 'A glimpse of the Galway Workers' and General Labourers' Union'. SAOTHAR, 15 :109-112 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2009) Unlikely radicals': Irish secondary teachers and the ASTI, 1909-2009 Ireland.
Cunningham, J. (2009) Unlikely radicals': Irish secondary teachers and the ASTI, 1909-2009 Ireland. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
(2004) A town tormented by the sea': Galway, 1790-1914 - Geography Publications Dublin.
Cunningham, J. (2004) A town tormented by the sea': Galway, 1790-1914 - Geography Publications Dublin. Dublin [Details]
(1999) St Jarlath's College, Tuam: 1800 - 2000 - SJC Publications.
Cunningham, J. (1999) St Jarlath's College, Tuam: 1800 - 2000 - SJC Publications. Tuam [Details]
(1995) Labour in the west of Ireland: working life and struggle, (Athol Books).
Cunningham, J. (1995) Labour in the west of Ireland: working life and struggle, (Athol Books). Belfast [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'On the cusp of war and revolution: Galway in 1914'
Cunningham, J. and Folan, D. (2016) 'On the cusp of war and revolution: Galway in 1914' In: Marie Mannion, ed., Centenary Reflections on the 1916 Rising. Galway: Galway County Council. [Details]
(2016) 'The mayor / admiral of Claddagh'
Cunningham, J. (2016) 'The mayor / admiral of Claddagh' In: Lives on the Left: Studies in Irish Radical Leadership. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2015) '‘”Tis hard to argue starvation into quiet”: Protest and Resistance, 1846-47’'
Cunningham, J. (2015) '‘”Tis hard to argue starvation into quiet”: Protest and Resistance, 1846-47’' In: Ireland’s Great Famine and Popular Politics. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2015) ''A great believer in the Internationale: A British trade union in Galway, 1911-36'
Cunningham, J. (2015) ''A great believer in the Internationale: A British trade union in Galway, 1911-36' In: Culture & Society in Ireland since 1750: essays in honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh. Dublin: Lilliput Press. [Details]
(2016) 'The Militant Tendency come to Ireland, c. 1969-1989’'
Cunningham, J. (2016) 'The Militant Tendency come to Ireland, c. 1969-1989’' In: The British Labour Party and Twentieth Century Ireland (Marley, ed.). Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2014) 'T.J. O’Connell (1882-1969): Pioneer of the Irish national Teachers' Organisation and Labour Party leader'
Cunningham, J. and Puirséil, N. (2014) 'T.J. O’Connell (1882-1969): Pioneer of the Irish national Teachers' Organisation and Labour Party leader' In: Mayo: History & Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2013) 'From 'Disturbed Dublin' to 'Strumpet City': the 1913 history wars, 1914-1980'
Cunningham, J. (2013) 'From 'Disturbed Dublin' to 'Strumpet City': the 1913 history wars, 1914-1980' In: A capital in conflict: Dublin city and the 1913 lockout. Dublin: Dublin City Council. [Details]
(2011) ''A class quite distinct': western herds and their defence of their working conditions'
Cunningham, J. (2011) ''A class quite distinct': western herds and their defence of their working conditions' In: The west of Ireland: new perspectives on the nineteenth century. Dublin: History Press. [Details]
(2011) 'Recovering the cargo of the Julia: salvage, law, and the killing of 'wreckers' in Connemara'
Cunningham, J. (2011) 'Recovering the cargo of the Julia: salvage, law, and the killing of 'wreckers' in Connemara' In: William Sheehan & Maura Cronin (eds) Riotous assemblies: rebels, riots & revolts in Ireland. Cork: Mercier Press. [Details]
(2008) ''Popular protest and a 'moral economy' in provincial Ireland in the early 19th century''
Cunningham, J. (2008) ''Popular protest and a 'moral economy' in provincial Ireland in the early 19th century'' In: Devine, Lane, Puirseil (eds), Essays in Irish labour history: a festschrift for Elizabeth and John W. Boyle. Dublin: Irish Academic Press Dublin. [Details]
(2003) ''A spirit of self-preservation': herdsmen around Loughrea in the late nineteenth century'
Cunningham, J. (2003) ''A spirit of self-preservation': herdsmen around Loughrea in the late nineteenth century' In: The District of Loughrea: History, 1791-1918, Joseph Forde et al. Loughrea: Loughrea History Project. [Details]
(1997) 'Bobby Burke:Christian Socialist'
Cunningham, J. (1997) 'Bobby Burke:Christian Socialist' In: John A. Claffey, ed., Glimpses of Tuam since the Famine. Tuam: Old Tuam Society. [Details]
(1996) '‘Waiting for the promised money’: trade unionism in county Galway, 1890-1914, Galway: History & Society'
Cunningham, J. (1996) '‘Waiting for the promised money’: trade unionism in county Galway, 1890-1914, Galway: History & Society' In: Gerard Moran, Raymond Gillespie, William Nolan, eds, Galway: History and Society. Interdisciplinary essays on the history of an Irish county. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2017) Growing up in Galway: histories and memories .
Buckley, S. Cunningham, J (Ed.). (2017) Growing up in Galway: histories and memories . Cork: Eva Books. [Details]
(2016) Studies in Irish Radical Leadership: Lives on the Left.
J. Cunningham, E. O'Connor (Ed.). (2016) Studies in Irish Radical Leadership: Lives on the Left Studies in Irish Radical Leadership: Lives on the Left. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2015) Culture & Society in Ireland since 1750: essays in honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh.
Cunningham, J. & Ó Ciosáin, N (Ed.). (2015) Culture & Society in Ireland since 1750: essays in honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh Culture & Society in Ireland since 1750: essays in honour of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh. Dublin: Lilliput Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) '‘A hard life but we enjoyed it’: Growing up in Bunnatubber, as recalled by Mrs Sarah Monaghan (née Cunningham)'
J. Cunningham (2015) '‘A hard life but we enjoyed it’: Growing up in Bunnatubber, as recalled by Mrs Sarah Monaghan (née Cunningham)' Journal of the Old Tuam Society, . [Details]
(2011) '‘Spreading VD all over Connacht’: reproductive rights and wrongs in 1970s Galway, History Ireland'
Cunningham, J. (2011) '‘Spreading VD all over Connacht’: reproductive rights and wrongs in 1970s Galway, History Ireland' History Ireland, 19 (2) . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) Melbourne Irish Studies seminar series,
Cunningham, J. (2017) Writing the life story of Tom Glynn. [Invited Lecture], Melbourne Irish Studies seminar series, Newman House, University of Melbourne , 07-FEB-17. [Details]
(2017) 1917: Centenary Reflections- Weekend Conference,
Cunningham, J. (2017) Ireland and the Australian conscription crisis of 1916-17. [Invited Lecture], 1917: Centenary Reflections- Weekend Conference, Gleeson's Townhouse Hotel, Roscommon , 05-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017) Western Family History Association,
Cunningham, J. (2017) Guarding against 'hogs, dogs, bogs and thieves': West of Ireland Herdsmen in the Nineteenth Century. [Invited Lecture], Western Family History Association, Lackagh Community Centre , 10-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017) Galway Centenary Conversations (Galway County Council/NUI Galway),
Cunningham, J. (2017) A rebel from Templemartin. [Invited Oral Presentation], Galway Centenary Conversations (Galway County Council/NUI Galway), Craughwell Community Centre , 21-JUN-17. [Details]
(2013) Galway Archaeological & Historical Society lecture series,
Cunningham, J. (2013) TJ O'Connell, Galway TD, Labour Party leader and INTO pioneer. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Galway Archaeological & Historical Society lecture series, Harbour Hotel, Galway , 11-FEB-13. [Details]
(2014) Journal of Old Tuam Society launch,
Cunningham, J. (2014) Guest speaker. [Oral Presentation], Journal of Old Tuam Society launch, Corralea Court Hotel , 28-NOV-14. [Details]
(2013) Old Tuam Society lecture series,
Cunningham, J. (2013) Locked Out: The Labour Cause in the West of Ireland, c. 1913. [Invited Lecture], Old Tuam Society lecture series, Tuam Library , 24-OCT-13. [Details]
(2017) Old Tuam Society Lecture series,
Cunningham, J. (2017) Tom Glynn: A Galway Born 1916 Rebel in Australia. [Invited Lecture], Old Tuam Society Lecture series, Tuam Library , 02-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017) Working Life in Co. Galway: Histories and Memories,
Cunningham, J. (2017) Making bags for the Galway Jute Spinning Company, 1866-93. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Working Life in Co. Galway: Histories and Memories, Galway City Museum , 22-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017) Launch of McNamara & Yeates, The Dublin Lockout, 1913,
Cunningham, J. (2017) Launch of 'The Dublin Lockout'. [Oral Presentation], Launch of McNamara & Yeates, The Dublin Lockout, 1913, Galway Mechanics Institute , 31-AUG-17. [Details]
(2017) Galway City Museum series,
Cunningham, J. (2017) The Mayor/Admiral of the the Claddagh. [Invited Oral Presentation], Galway City Museum series, Galway City Museum , 02-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017) Women and the Irish Revolution 1917-23: Feminism, Violence, Nationalism,
Buckley, S.A.; Cunningham, J (2017) Legitimacy and Illegitimacy at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. [Invited Oral Presentation], Women and the Irish Revolution 1917-23: Feminism, Violence, Nationalism, Royal Irish Academy , 01-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017) Moate Historical Society lecture series,
Cunningham, J. (2017) Lecture: Protest and Resistance during the Great Famine. [Invited Lecture], Moate Historical Society lecture series, Moate , 23-OCT-17. [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Resisting Famine' in The Revolution Papers (special issue on The Great Famine, 1845-1852).
Cunningham, J. (2017) 'Resisting Famine' in The Revolution Papers (special issue on The Great Famine, 1845-1852). Article [Details]
(2017) 'Galway rag days and rag weeks: a short history' in Buckley & Cunningham, eds, Growing Up in Galway: histories and memories.
Cunningham, J. (2017) 'Galway rag days and rag weeks: a short history' in Buckley & Cunningham, eds, Growing Up in Galway: histories and memories. Article [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2017) Review of Louis O'Flaherty, 'The First 50 Years: The Retired Secondary Teachers Association' in Saothar: journal of Irish Labour History, vol. 42.
Cunningham, J. (2017) Review of Louis O'Flaherty, 'The First 50 Years: The Retired Secondary Teachers Association' in Saothar: journal of Irish Labour History, vol. 42. Book Review [Details]
(2017) Review of Emmet O’Connor, 'Derry Labour in the Age of Agitation, 1889–1923, vol. 2, Larkinism and Syndicalism, 1907–23', in Labour History (Sydney), no. 112.
Cunningham, J. (2017) Review of Emmet O’Connor, 'Derry Labour in the Age of Agitation, 1889–1923, vol. 2, Larkinism and Syndicalism, 1907–23', in Labour History (Sydney), no. 112. Book Review [Details]
(2017) Review of Brenda Niall, Mannix (Melbourne 2015) and Val Noone and Rachel Naughton, Daniel Mannix: his legacy (Melbourne 2014) in Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, vol 17.
Cunningham, J. (2017) Review of Brenda Niall, Mannix (Melbourne 2015) and Val Noone and Rachel Naughton, Daniel Mannix: his legacy (Melbourne 2014) in Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, vol 17. Melbourne: Book Review [Details]
(2012) A Labour History of Ireland 1824-2000.
Cunningham, J (2012) A Labour History of Ireland 1824-2000. Book Review [Details]
(2007) Easter 1916: The Irish rebellion.
Cunningham, J (2007) Easter 1916: The Irish rebellion. Book Review [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
(2009) A century of independent spirit from the ASTI. IRISH TIMES, 24 April 2009.
Cunningham, J. (2009) A century of independent spirit from the ASTI. IRISH TIMES, 24 April 2009. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2005) 2005 and 2010, the Journal of the Galway Archaeological & Historical Society.
Cunningham, J. (2005) 2005 and 2010, the Journal of the Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Other Item [Details]
(2002) Ireland, 1798-1845' and 'Ireland, 1845-1998': text for history component of Regis University / NUI Galway Irish Studies diploma (c.30,000 words in total).
Cunningham, J. (2002) Ireland, 1798-1845' and 'Ireland, 1845-1998': text for history component of Regis University / NUI Galway Irish Studies diploma (c.30,000 words in total). Other Item [Details]

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2010 Bernard Kelly PhD N