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Irish History Online Project Team

A list of Irish History Online team members and contributors.

Current IHO Editorial Team (2021)

  • Dr Bernadette Cunningham, RIA Library, managing editor
  • Máirín Cassidy, compiler
  • Eoin Bairéad, compiler
  • Konstantin Ermolin, RIA, compiler
  • Brendan Hannon, compiler
  • Pádraicín Ní Mhurchú, compiler

IHO Management Committee (2021)

  • Professor Jacqueline Hill, MRIA, Maynooth University, convenor
  • Dr Bernadette Cunningham, Royal Irish Academy Library, managing editor
  • Wayne Aherne, head of  IT, Royal Irish Academy
  • Professor Mary O'Dowd, MRIA, Queen's University, Belfast
  • Barbara McCormack, Librarian, Royal Irish Academy
  • Michael Willis, Director, PRONI

Former compilers and assistants

Former compilers of bibliographic data now incorporated into Irish History Online

  • Ciaran Nicholson, Trinity College Dublin, compiler, 1989-2013
  • Christopher J. Woods, NUI Maynooth, compiler of theses data, to 2010, for Irish Historical Studies

Former assistant editors, 2009-

  • Karl Vogelsang, RIA (2010-12)
  • Sophie Evans, RIA (2012-
  • Maria Shanahan, RIA (2012-13)
  • Dr Nessa Malone, RIA (2012-13)
  • Sinéad Noonan (2016)
  • Dr Ciaran McCabe (2013-18)
  • Pádraigín Ní Mhurchú (2016-18)

Former student assistants, 2013-

  • Conor Heffernan, TCD (summer 2013)
  • Rose O'Connor, MU SPUR scheme (summer 2014)
  • Zoe Rogers, MU SPUR scheme (summer 2014)
  • Seán Kennedy, MU SPUR scheme (summer 2015)
  • Brendan Hannon, MU SPUR scheme (summer 2016)
  • James Cunningham, MU SPUR scheme (summer 2017)
  • Ella Kelly, MU SPUR scheme (summer 2017)
  • Cathal Digan, MU SPUR scheme (summer 2018)

IRCHSS phase, at NUI Maynooth, 2003-2009

  • Anthony McCormack (Editor, 2003-5)
  • Mary Murray (Data entry, 2003-5; Editor, 2005-6)
  • Frank Cullen (Editor, 2006-9)

Funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2003-6 and 2006-9

Writings on Irish History phase, 1936-2002

Compilers, contributors, editors and convenors of 'Writings on Irish History' between 1936 and 2002, published by or under the auspices of Irish Historical Studies, include (in chronological order of involvement):

  • James Carty 
  • R. Dudley Edwards
  • T. W. Moody 
  • K. Povey
  • R. B. McDowell 
  • Patrick Henchy
  • Thomas P. O'Neill
  • F. X. Martin
  • Ludwig Bieler
  • Ann McCabe
  • John Barry
  • P. Grosjean
  • F. Masai
  • Kurt Reindel
  • Maurice Twomey
  • Esther Semple
  • Desmond Kennedy
  • James Lydon
  • Gerard Lyne
  • Laurence McCaffrey
  • Clara Cullen
  • Monica Henchy
  • R. V. Comerford
  • Sarah Ward Perkins
  • Máirín Cassidy
  • Ciaran Nicholson
  • Jacqueline Hill
  • Bernadette Cunningham

Compilers of Irish data for the Royal Historical Society's Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH), 1975-2002

BBIH, Medieval period (to 1641):

  • Gearóid Mac Niocaill (1975-1988)
  • Virginia Davis (1989-2001)
  • Bernadette Cunningham (2001-02)

BBIH, Modern period (since 1641)

  • A. T. Q. Stewart (1975-1988)
  • Mary O'Dowd (1988-1994)
  • Sarah Ward Perkins (1995-1998)
  • Bernadette Cunningham (1999-2002)

Writings on British History (1901-1974)

Prior to 1975, Writings on British History (1901-1974 in 20 volumes) listed few Irish interest items, applying the rule that 'Writings on Irish domestic or local history are not included unless they have a direct bearing on English [sic] history'.

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