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
(2018) ''Better to die by the sword than to die of starvation: Popular resistance to Food Exports in Ireland and Scotland, 1846-7'
Cunningham, J.. (2018) ''Better to die by the sword than to die of starvation: Popular resistance to Food Exports in Ireland and Scotland, 1846-7'. Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, 8 (2):126-142 [Details]
(2018) 'Taking Social Responsibility: Essay in Review'
Cunningham, J. (2018) 'Taking Social Responsibility: Essay in Review'. Saothar: Journal Of The Irish Labour History Society, 43 (-):147-152 [Details]
(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]
(2016) 'The Militant Tendency comes to Ireland, c. 1969-89'
Cunningham, J,Marley, L (2016) 'The Militant Tendency comes to Ireland, c. 1969-89'. British Labour Party And Twentieth-Century Ireland: The Cause Of Ireland, The Cause Of Labour, :197-215 [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) '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]
(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) '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]
(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) '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]
(2011) 'Women: Special Edition'
Mary Clancy and John Cunningham (2011) 'Women: Special Edition'. 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) '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]
(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]

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) '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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2016) Farming and Country Life, 1916
Cunningham, J. (2016) Herds and graziers in the west: eclipsed by land reform . In: Teagasc eds. Farming and Country Life, 1916 , pp.80-87 [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
(2018) Representing Galway in Literature (Culture Night symposium),
Cunningham, J.. (2018) 'Dan Davin's Antipodean Annaghdown'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Representing Galway in Literature (Culture Night symposium), Galway City Museum , 21-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018) Paul Boskett Summer School (under auspices of UNITE - The Union),
Cunningham, J.. (2018) A Labour History of the Great Irish Famine. [Plenary Lecture], Paul Boskett Summer School (under auspices of UNITE - The Union), Ballycastle, Co. Antrim , 17-AUG-18. [Details]
National Museum, Castlebar 18 Sept. 2005. ‘Watching the sun go down on Galway Bay’: Galway’s maritime economy in 19th century,
Cunningham, J. Lecture. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], National Museum, Castlebar 18 Sept. 2005. ‘Watching the sun go down on Galway Bay’: Galway’s maritime economy in 19th century, Castlebar . [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]
(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) 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) 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) 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) 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]
(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) 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]
(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) 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]
(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]
(2011) The establishment of Galway United Trades & Labour Council. Galway Trades Council centenary commemoration,
Cunningham, J. (2011) Lecture on Galway United Trades & Labour Council., c. 1911-14. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The establishment of Galway United Trades & Labour Council. Galway Trades Council centenary commemoration, Town Hall Galway , 08-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) Trade unionism in early 20th century Sligo. ITGWU centenary commemoration,
Cunningham, J. (2011) Lecture Trade unionism in early 20th century Sligo. [Plenary Lecture], Trade unionism in early 20th century Sligo. ITGWU centenary commemoration, Glass House Hotel Sligo , 17-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010) Old Galway Society Galway in 1824,
Cunningham, J. (2010) Lecture. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Old Galway Society Galway in 1824, Galway , 11-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010) Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Unlikely radicals: Irish post primary teachers 1909-2009,
Cunningham, J. (2010) Lecture. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Unlikely radicals: Irish post primary teachers 1909-2009, Galway , 14-DEC-10. [Details]
(2009) Galway Civic Trust Heritage Week lecture. The wreck of the Julia, 1973: social conflict and tragedy in Conamara,
Cunningham, J. (2009) Lecture: The wreck of the Julia, 1873: social conflict and tragedy in Conamara. [Plenary Lecture], Galway Civic Trust Heritage Week lecture. The wreck of the Julia, 1973: social conflict and tragedy in Conamara, Galway , 24-AUG-09. [Details]
(2009) Irish Labour History Society ‘Irish Socialist Lives’ conference. Lord Wallscourt, 1797-1849,
Cunningham, J. (2009) Lecture: Lord Wallscourt, 1797-1849. [Oral Presentation], Irish Labour History Society ‘Irish Socialist Lives’ conference. Lord Wallscourt, 1797-1849, Galway , 14-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009) Irish Labour History Society: Centenary of The Assn of Secondary Teachers in Ireland: a century of endeavour,
Cunningham, J. (2009) Lecture: The Assn of Secondary Teachers in Ireland: a century of endeavour. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Labour History Society: Centenary of The Assn of Secondary Teachers in Ireland: a century of endeavour, Mansion House, Dublin , 28-SEP-09. [Details]
(2009) Group for Study of Historical Settlement in Ireland,Annual conference. ‘Servants of some responsibility’: the herdsmen of East Galway / Roscommon,
Cunningham, J. (2009) Lecture: ‘Servants of some responsibility’: the herdsmen of East Galway / Roscommon. [Conference Paper], Group for Study of Historical Settlement in Ireland,Annual conference. ‘Servants of some responsibility’: the herdsmen of East Galway / Roscommon, Portumna , 10-MAY-09. [Details]
(2009) Dock Discourse,,
Cunningham, J. (2009) Lecture: Galway’s docks and dockers. [Oral Presentation], Dock Discourse,, Galway Arts Centre , 15-DEC-09. [Details]
(2009) Irish Rural Studies Symposiun Teagasc, Athenry. Herdsmen in 19th century Ireland,
Cunningham, J. (2009) Lecture: Herdsmen in 19th century Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Rural Studies Symposiun Teagasc, Athenry. Herdsmen in 19th century Ireland, Athenry , 01-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009) ‘Riotous Assemblies’ Conference. Mary Immaculate, Recovering the freight of the Julia: conflict on a Conamara island,
Cunningham, J. (2009) Lecture: Recovering the freight of the Julia: conflict on a Conamara island. [Oral Presentation], ‘Riotous Assemblies’ Conference. Mary Immaculate, Recovering the freight of the Julia: conflict on a Conamara island, Limerick , 04-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008) Counterfactual lecture series, Galway City Museum,
Cunningham, J. (2008) What if Ml Collins had survived, and De Valera had not?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Counterfactual lecture series, Galway City Museum, Galway City Museum , 17-JAN-08. [Details]
(2007) Old Tuam Society, R.M. Burke Centenary Conference. Bobby Burke – his political formation,
Cunningham, J. (2007) Bobby Burke – his political formation. [Invited Lecture], Old Tuam Society, R.M. Burke Centenary Conference. Bobby Burke – his political formation, Galway , 13-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007) Gramsci Commemorative Conference, NUI GalwayThe Gavazzi riots & the battle for souls in 19th century Galway,
Cunningham, J. (2007) The Gavazzi riots and the battle for souls in 19th century Galway. [Invited Lecture], Gramsci Commemorative Conference, NUI GalwayThe Gavazzi riots & the battle for souls in 19th century Galway, Galway City Museum , 27-APR-07. [Details]
(2007) Galway County Libraries event,
Cunningham, J. (2007) Who was Bobby Burke?. [Invited Lecture], Galway County Libraries event, Loughrea , 16-OCT-07. [Details]
(2006) 1916 – local dimensions. (conference at NUI Galway). Galway on the eve of rebellion,
Cunningham, J. (2006) Lecture: Galway on the eve of rebellion. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 1916 – local dimensions. (conference at NUI Galway). Galway on the eve of rebellion, NUI Galway , 19-MAY-06. [Details]
(2006) Galway Family History Society,
Cunningham, J. (2006) Lord Wallscourt of Ardfry (1797-1849):. [Invited Lecture], Galway Family History Society, Galway , 10-MAY-06. [Details]
(2006) History Society, NUI, Galway,
Cunningham, J. (2006) ‘Sensuality without responsibility’? Students, Galwegians, and social change in the 1970s. [Invited Lecture], History Society, NUI, Galway, NUI Galway , 22-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006) Irish Library Week Lecture,Galway-Mayo Inst. of Technology,
Cunningham, J. (2006) The Famine in Galway. [Invited Lecture], Irish Library Week Lecture,Galway-Mayo Inst. of Technology, Galway , 06-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006) Community & Environmental Studies Conference. Galway Contraception controversy, 1976-78,
Cunningham, J. (2006) Galway Contraception controversy, 1976-78. [Invited Lecture], Community & Environmental Studies Conference. Galway Contraception controversy, 1976-78, NUI Galway , 25-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005) Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Conflict in Conamara: the wreck of the Julia, in 1873,
Cunningham, J. (2005) Lecture. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Conflict in Conamara: the wreck of the Julia, in 1873, Galway , 10-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005) Connemara Heritage Society, Clifden. The Claddagh fishing community,
Cunningham, J. (2005) Lecture. [Plenary Lecture], Connemara Heritage Society, Clifden. The Claddagh fishing community, Clifden , 08-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005) Trade Union Awareness Week Lecture. The origins of trade unionism in Ireland,
Cunningham, J. (2005) Lecture: The origins of trade unionism in Ireland. [Plenary Lecture], Trade Union Awareness Week Lecture. The origins of trade unionism in Ireland, NUI Galway , 08-NOV-05. [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]
(2010) ‘Famine in Claddagh,’ short essay in brochure for Edith Pieperhoff art exhibition, Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith.
Cunningham, J. (2010) ‘Famine in Claddagh,’ short essay in brochure for Edith Pieperhoff art exhibition, Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith. Article [Details]
(2010) Teacher Unity in the 1980s. ASTIR ASTI.
Cunningham, J. (2010) Teacher Unity in the 1980s. ASTIR ASTI. Article [Details]
(2009) Claddagh, 1847-1849. Claddagh, 1847-1849: a famine graveyard remembered Galway City Museum.
Cunningham, J. (2009) Claddagh, 1847-1849. Claddagh, 1847-1849: a famine graveyard remembered Galway City Museum. Article [Details]
(2009) James M Pringle: trade union pioneer and printer at the Tribune. Connacht Tribune.
Cunningham, J. (2009) James M Pringle: trade union pioneer and printer at the Tribune. Connacht Tribune. Article [Details]
(2009) We are the gentle angry teachers. Union Post (ICTU).
Cunningham, J. (2009) We are the gentle angry teachers. Union Post (ICTU). Article [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(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 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 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]
(2010) Niamh Puirséil, The Irish Labour Party, 1922-73. Journal of British Studies.
Cuningham, J. (2010) Niamh Puirséil, The Irish Labour Party, 1922-73. Journal of British Studies. Dublin: Book Review [Details]
(2007) Easter 1916: The Irish rebellion.
Cunningham, J (2007) Easter 1916: The Irish rebellion. Book Review [Details]
(2007) Donal Nevin, James Connolly: 'a full life, Dublin 2005. Red banner.
Cuningham, J. (2007) Donal Nevin, James Connolly: 'a full life, Dublin 2005. Red banner. Book Review [Details]
(2006) Shane Hegarty & Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times Book of the Rising, Dublin 2006; Richard Killeen, A short history of the Irish revolution, 1912 to 1927, . Journal of Galway Archaeological & Historical Society.
Cuningham, J. (2006) Shane Hegarty & Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times Book of the Rising, Dublin 2006; Richard Killeen, A short history of the Irish revolution, 1912 to 1927, . Journal of Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Dublin: Book Review [Details]
(2006) Michael Wheatley, Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland, 1910-1916. Journal of Twentieth Century British History.
Cuningham, J. (2006) Michael Wheatley, Nationalism and the Irish Party: Provincial Ireland, 1910-1916. Journal of Twentieth Century British History. Oxford: Book Review [Details]
(2006) Julian Campbell, Walter Osborne in the West of Ireland. Journal of Galway Archaeological & Historical Society.
Cuningham, J. (2006) Julian Campbell, Walter Osborne in the West of Ireland. Journal of Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Dublin: Book Review [Details]
(2005) Fergus Campbell. Land and revolution: nationalist politics in the West of Ireland. Journal of Galway Archaeological & Historical Society.
Cuningham, J. (2005) Fergus Campbell. Land and revolution: nationalist politics in the West of Ireland. Journal of Galway Archaeological & Historical Society. Oxford: Book Review [Details]
(2005) Charles Townshend, Easter 1916: the Irish rebellion, Harmondsworth. Journal of Military History.
Cuningham, J. (2005) Charles Townshend, Easter 1916: the Irish rebellion, Harmondsworth. Journal of Military History. Book Review [Details]
(2004) D.R. O'Connor Lysaght, The story of the Limerick Soviet (Limerick, 2003 edn). Saothar.
Cuningham, J. (2004) D.R. O'Connor Lysaght, The story of the Limerick Soviet (Limerick, 2003 edn). Saothar. Book Review [Details]
(2001) Studies in Labour History, nos 4, 5, 6 and 7 -short biographical studies of Winifred Carney, Ellen Grimley, Peadar O'Donnell, Stephen McGonagle and James Fearon (SIPTU / ILHS, 2000). Saothar.
Cuningham, J. (2001) Studies in Labour History, nos 4, 5, 6 and 7 -short biographical studies of Winifred Carney, Ellen Grimley, Peadar O'Donnell, Stephen McGonagle and James Fearon (SIPTU / ILHS, 2000). Saothar. Book Review [Details]
(2001) 9 Finola Kennedy, Cottage to Creche: family change in Ireland, IPA. Irish Catholic.
Cuningham, J. (2001) 9 Finola Kennedy, Cottage to Creche: family change in Ireland, IPA. Irish Catholic. 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]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Labour History Society /
Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class /
Board of Centre for Irish Studies /
Board of Moore Institute /
NUI Galway Archives Committe /

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach 'Galway: an incomplete history' 21-SEP-12 / 21-SEP-12
Research (e.g. Community based research) History hedgeschools relating the decade of commemoration, 1912-23 14-MAR-13 / 28-MAR-13

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests reflect my broader research interests, and align closely with my published work in Irish local history, global labour history, and educational history

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2018 Gerard Madden PhD
2017 James Curry PhD Y
2016 Maxine Keohane PhD Y
2016 Gerard Watts PhD Y
2015 Pauline Scott PhD
2013 Joanne McEntee PhD N
2011 Jacqueline Maria Callan (UI Chionna) PhD N
2011 Roy Hunt
2010 Bernard Kelly PhD N

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Dominic Haugh Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Gerard Madden Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Ian Kenneally Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Ruairi Gallagher Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Michael Kavanagh Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Dara Folan Doctorate - Structured PhD (Digital Arts and Humanities) Supervisor
Madeline O Neill Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Co-supervisor (1)
Liam Alex Heffron Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Laura Vickers Doctorate - Ph.D. (Texts, Contexts, Cultures) Supervisor
Aine Ní Chonghaile Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2014-15 The two Irelands in the twentieth century HI208 Irish political history
2015-16 Life in Urban Galway from the Act of Union to the Anglo-Irish Treaty HI165 Irish local history; urban history; history from below
2015-16 Post-primary education in Ireland, c. 1878-1970s HI2115 Educational history
2015-16 Labour in Irish Society and Politics, 1760-1960 HI488 Labour history; history from below; Irish political history
2017-18 Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 HI3126 History
2015-16 Studies in Local History HI160 Irish local history; social history