Dr. Mary Noelle Harris

B.A., H.Dip.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
Dept. of History
Room 409, Tower 1
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3290
E: mary.harris@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Mary Harris was born in Cork and graduated with a B.A. in Irish and Spanish (1978) and an MA in Old Irish (1984) from University College, Cork.  Having returned to UCC for undergraduate studies in History, she proceeded to Cambridge for her PhD (1992), which led to The Catholic Church and the Foundation of the Northern Irish State (Cork University Press, 1993).

Mary has worked as a secondary school teacher in Cork and Grenada, West Indies.  From 1992-6 she taught Irish Studies at the University of North London.  Since 1996 she has been in National University of Ireland, Galway.  Her teaching and research focus on modern Irish history.

Mary is co-ordinator of NUI Galway's programme commemorating the 1916 Rising and is a member of the Irish government's expert advisory group on commemoration.



Books

  Year Publication
(1996) Irish Studies: An Introductory Course.
Sharkey, Sabina with Bromley, Michael and Harris, Mary (1996) Irish Studies: An Introductory Course. London: University of North London Press. [Details]
(1993) The Catholic Church and the Foundation of the Northern Irish State.
Harris, M.N. (1993) The Catholic Church and the Foundation of the Northern Irish State. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Parochial, National and Universal: The Concerns of Irish Regional Publishing'
Harris, Mary N. (2011) 'Parochial, National and Universal: The Concerns of Irish Regional Publishing' In: The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English 1891-2000. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2010) 'Aspects of Nationalism and Anti-imperialism in Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries'
Harris, Mary N. (2010) 'Aspects of Nationalism and Anti-imperialism in Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries' In: Global Encounters, European Identities. Pisa: Edizioni PLUS: Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2009) 'Irish Americans and the Pursuit of Irish Independence'
Harris, Mary N. (2009) 'Irish Americans and the Pursuit of Irish Independence' In: European Migrants, Diasporas and Indigenous Ethnic Minorities. Pisa: Edizioni Plus - Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2008) 'History, Truth Recovery and Reconciliation in Contemporary Northern Ireland'
Harris, Mary N. (2008) 'History, Truth Recovery and Reconciliation in Contemporary Northern Ireland' In: Discrimination and Tolerance in Historical Perspective. Pisa: Edizioni Plus - Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2007) 'Irish Images of Religious Conflict in Mexico in the 1920s'
Harris, Mary N. (2007) 'Irish Images of Religious Conflict in Mexico in the 1920s' In: Sights and Insights: Interactive Images of Europe and the Wider World. -Pisa: Edizioni PLUS: Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2006) 'Irish Historical Writing on Latin America and on Irish Links with Latin America'
Harris, Mary N. (2006) 'Irish Historical Writing on Latin America and on Irish Links with Latin America' In: Europe and the World in European Historiography. Pisa: Edizioni PLUS - Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2003) 'Religious Divisions, Discrimination and the Struggle for Dominance in Northern Ireland'
Harris, Mary N. (2003) 'Religious Divisions, Discrimination and the Struggle for Dominance in Northern Ireland' In: Racial Discrimination and Ethnicity in European History, Clioh’s Workshop II. Pisa: Edizioni PLUS: Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2002) 'The Catholic Church from Parnell to Partition'
Harris, Mary N. (2002) 'The Catholic Church from Parnell to Partition' In: Christianity in Ireland: Revisiting the Story. Dublin: Columba Press. [Details]
(2001) 'La chiesa cattolica irlandese da Parnell agli inizo delloStato Libero d'Irlanda e dell'Irlanda del Nord (1890-1928)'
Harris, Mary N. (2001) 'La chiesa cattolica irlandese da Parnell agli inizo delloStato Libero d'Irlanda e dell'Irlanda del Nord (1890-1928)' In: Storia religiosa dell'Irlanda. Milan: Centro Ambrosiano. [Details]
(1998) 'Early twentieth-century secularisation: the Irish response'
Harris, Mary N. (1998) 'Early twentieth-century secularisation: the Irish response' In: La Sécularisation en Irlande. Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen. [Details]
(1994) 'The Catholic Church, minority rights and the founding of the Northern Irish State'
Mary N. Harris (1994) 'The Catholic Church, minority rights and the founding of the Northern Irish State' In: Northern Ireland and the Politics of Reconciliation. Cambridge: Woodrow WIlson Center, Washington and Cambridge Univeristy Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2010) Global Encounters, European Identities.
Harris, Mary N. with Lévai, Csaba and Agnarsdóttir, Anna (Ed.). (2010) Global Encounters, European Identities Global Encounters, European Identities. Pisa: Edizioni PLUS: Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2009) European Migrants, Diasporas and Indigenous Ethnic Minorities.
Harris, Mary N. and Klemenčič, Matjaž (Ed.). (2009) European Migrants, Diasporas and Indigenous Ethnic Minorities European Migrants, Diasporas and Indigenous Ethnic Minorities. Pisa: Edizioni Plus - Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2008) Europe and its Empires.
Harris, Mary N. and Lévai, Csaba (Ed.). (2008) Europe and its Empires Europe and its Empires. Pisa: Pisa: PLUS Pisa University Press. [Details]
(2007) Sights and Insights: Interactive Images of Europe and the Wider World.
Harris, Mary N (Ed.). (2007) Sights and Insights: Interactive Images of Europe and the Wider World Sights and Insights: Interactive Images of Europe and the Wider World. Pisa: Edizioni PLUS - Pisa University Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2000) 'Whose history?' Interview with Maria Luddy'
Harris, Mary N. (2000) 'Whose history?' Interview with Maria Luddy' History Ireland, 8 (4) :16-19. [Details]
(1997) 'The Gaelic Revival: a reappraisal'
Harris, Mary N. (1997) 'The Gaelic Revival: a reappraisal' The Linguist, 36 (2) :34-36. [Details]
(1997) 'Catholicism, Nationalism and the Labour Question in Belfast, 1925-38'
Mary N. Harris (1997) 'Catholicism, Nationalism and the Labour Question in Belfast, 1925-38' Bullán: an Irish Studies Journal, 3 (1) :15-32. [Details]
(1995) '“Beleaguered but determined”: Irish Women Writers in Irish'
Harris, Mary N. (1995) '“Beleaguered but determined”: Irish Women Writers in Irish' Feminist Review, 51 (Autumn) :26-40. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Western Worlds,
Mary N. Harris (2015) Idealism, Realism and the Gaelic Revival. [Invited Oral Presentation], Western Worlds, NUI Galway , 27-NOV-15 - 27-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) Mná na Réabhlóide,
Mary N. Harris (2015) Fearúlacht, Banúlacht agus Náisiúnachas in Éirinn i dtús na Fichiú hAoise. [Invited Oral Presentation], Mná na Réabhlóide, Dún Mhuire, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary , 20-OCT-15 - 20-OCT-15. [Details]
(2016) Proclaiming the Revolution,
Mary N. Harris (2016) The Proclamation and the Partition Question. [Oral Presentation], Proclaiming the Revolution, NUI Galway , 22-JAN-16 - 22-JAN-16. [Details]
(2016) Proclaiming the Revolution,
Mary N. Harris (2016) Conference examining the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic. [Organising Chair], Proclaiming the Revolution, National University of Ireland, Galway , 22-JAN-16 - 23-JAN-16. [Details]
(2015) The North Began,
Mary N. Harris (2015) Eoin MacNeill, an Ulsterman in search of a Nation. [Invited Oral Presentation], The North Began, Trinity College Dublin , 20-JUN-15 - 20-JUN-15. [Details]
(2016) Scoil Gheimhridh Merriman: Sráideanna Naofa Átha Cliath,
Mary N. Harris (2016) Eoin Mac Néill, F.X. Martin agus Éirí Amach na Cásca. [Invited Oral Presentation], Scoil Gheimhridh Merriman: Sráideanna Naofa Átha Cliath, St Patricks, Dublin City University , 30-JAN-16 - 30-JAN-16. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2013) The SDLP: The Struggle for Agreement in Northern Ireland, 1970-2000, by Seán Farren.
Mary N. Harris (2013) The SDLP: The Struggle for Agreement in Northern Ireland, 1970-2000, by Seán Farren. Book Review [Details]
(2010) ‘Logue Nationalism’: review of John Privilege, Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879-1925 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).
Harris, Mary N. (2010) ‘Logue Nationalism’: review of John Privilege, Michael Logue and the Catholic Church in Ireland, 1879-1925 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009). Cork: Book Review [Details]
(2006) Review of Davitt, Michael, Jottings in Solitary.
Harris, M.N. (2006) Review of Davitt, Michael, Jottings in Solitary. Bath: Book Review [Details]
(2003) Review of Alan Hayes and Diane Urquhart (eds) The Irish Women's Studies Reader (Routledge: London and New York, 2001).
Harris, Mary N. (2003) Review of Alan Hayes and Diane Urquhart (eds) The Irish Women's Studies Reader (Routledge: London and New York, 2001). Book Review [Details]
(2003) The Irish women's history reader.
Harris, MN (2003) The Irish women's history reader. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2003) The shape of Irish history.
Harris, MN (2003) The shape of Irish history. Book Review [Details]
(2003) Review of A.T.Q. Stewart, The Shape of Irish History, Montreal and Kingston: McGill’s, 2001.
Harris, Mary N. (2003) Review of A.T.Q. Stewart, The Shape of Irish History, Montreal and Kingston: McGill’s, 2001. Boone, North Carolina: Book Review [Details]
(2002) Review of Ben Novick, Conceiving Revolution: Irish nationalist Propaganda during the First World War.
Harris, Mary N. (2002) Review of Ben Novick, Conceiving Revolution: Irish nationalist Propaganda during the First World War. Galway: Book Review [Details]
(2002) Review of Michael McGrath, The Catholic Church and Catholic Schools (Dublin andPortland, OR: Irish Academic Press 2000).
Harris, Mary N. (2002) Review of Michael McGrath, The Catholic Church and Catholic Schools (Dublin andPortland, OR: Irish Academic Press 2000). Book Review [Details]
(2002) The Catholic Church and Catholic schools in Northern Ireland: The price of faith.
Harris, MN (2002) The Catholic Church and Catholic schools in Northern Ireland: The price of faith. Book Review [Details]
(2001) Review of Diarmaid Ferriter, A Nation of Extremes: The Pioneers in Twentieth-century Ireland (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1999) and Peter Murray, Oracles of God: The Roman Catholic Church and Irish Politics, 1922-37 (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2000).
Harris, Mary N. (2001) Review of Diarmaid Ferriter, A Nation of Extremes: The Pioneers in Twentieth-century Ireland (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1999) and Peter Murray, Oracles of God: The Roman Catholic Church and Irish Politics, 1922-37 (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2000). Cork: Book Review [Details]
(2001) Review of Joseph Johnston, Civil War in Ulster: its Objects and Probable Results (University College Dublin Press, 1999).
Harris, Mary N. (2001) Review of Joseph Johnston, Civil War in Ulster: its Objects and Probable Results (University College Dublin Press, 1999). Galway: Book Review [Details]
(1998) Review of Emmet Larkin, The Historical Dimensions of Irish Catholicism (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1997).
Harris, Mary N. (1998) Review of Emmet Larkin, The Historical Dimensions of Irish Catholicism (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1997). Bath: Book Review [Details]
(1994) Paul Bew, Kenneth Darwin, Gordon Gillespie Passion and Prejudice: Nationalist-Unionist Conflict in Ulster in the 1930s and the origins of the Irish Association (Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, 1993).
Harris, Mary N. (1994) Paul Bew, Kenneth Darwin, Gordon Gillespie Passion and Prejudice: Nationalist-Unionist Conflict in Ulster in the 1930s and the origins of the Irish Association (Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies, 1993). Dublin: Book Review [Details]

Dictionary Entry

  Year Publication
(2004) MacRory, Joseph.
Harris, Mary N. (2004) MacRory, Joseph. Oxford: Dictionary Entry [Details]
(2004) James Edward Geale Caulfeild, 8th Viscount Charlemont.
Harris, Mary N. (2004) James Edward Geale Caulfeild, 8th Viscount Charlemont. Oxford: Dictionary Entry [Details]
(2004) O'Donnell, Patrick.
Harris, Mary N. (2004) O'Donnell, Patrick. Oxford: Dictionary Entry [Details]

Documentary

  Year Publication
(2011) Contribution to programme on Tom Barry in three-part television series, Bóthar na Saoirse produced by Blackrock Pictures for TG4.
Harris, Mary N. (2011) Contribution to programme on Tom Barry in three-part television series, Bóthar na Saoirse produced by Blackrock Pictures for TG4. Documentary [Details]
(2010) Séamas Ó Conghaile.
Harris, M.N. (2010) Séamas Ó Conghaile. Documentary [Details]
(2010) Éamonn Ceannt in the Seachtar na Cásca.
Harris, Mary N. (2010) Éamonn Ceannt in the Seachtar na Cásca. Documentary [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
(2009) 25 July 2009 'Na Trioblóidí' ó thuaidh: cogadh agus réiteach? Raidió na Gaeltachta and RTÉ radio.
Harris, M.N. (2009) 25 July 2009 'Na Trioblóidí' ó thuaidh: cogadh agus réiteach? Raidió na Gaeltachta and RTÉ radio. Media [Details]
(2009) De Valera: a aisling, a Bhunreacht agus a thionchar.
Harris, M.N. (2009) De Valera: a aisling, a Bhunreacht agus a thionchar. Media [Details]
(2009) Éirí Amach 1916: cúlra agus torthaí: cogadh agus Críchdheighilt.
Harris, Mary N. (2009) Éirí Amach 1916: cúlra agus torthaí: cogadh agus Críchdheighilt. Media [Details]
(2009) Na Trioblóidí' ó thuaidh: cogadh agus réiteach?.
Harris, Mary N. (2009) Na Trioblóidí' ó thuaidh: cogadh agus réiteach?. Media [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2010) ‘Empire: Introduction’ in Global Encounters, European Identities.
Harris, Mary N. (2010) ‘Empire: Introduction’ in Global Encounters, European Identities. Pisa: Other Item [Details]
(2009) ‘Introduction’.
Harris, Mary N. and Klemenčič, Matjaž (2009) ‘Introduction’. Pisa: Other Item [Details]
(2008) ‘Introduction’.
Harris, Mary N. and Lévai, Csaba (2008) ‘Introduction’. Pisa: Other Item [Details]
(2007) ‘Introduction’.
Harris, Mary N.and Lévai, Csaba (2007) ‘Introduction’. Pisa: Other Item [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2008) Review of Society for Irish Latin American Studies websites.
Harris, Mary N. (2008) Review of Society for Irish Latin American Studies websites. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2001) Reviews of T. J. Morissey, William Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin, 1841-1921: No Uncertain Voice (Dublin: Four Courts Press, and D. O’Leary, Vocationalism and Social Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Ireland: The Search for a Christian Social Order (Dublin and Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 2000).
Harris, Mary N. (2001) Reviews of T. J. Morissey, William Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin, 1841-1921: No Uncertain Voice (Dublin: Four Courts Press, and D. O’Leary, Vocationalism and Social Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Ireland: The Search for a Christian Social Order (Dublin and Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 2000). Cork: Reviews [Details]