Dr Patrick Mannion
Research Fellow in Irish History
Originally from Newfoundland, I hold a BA (Hons) and an MA from Memorial University, as well as a PhD in history from the University of Toronto (2013). My doctoral research focused on Irish diasporic community, identity, and nationalism in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Portland, Maine, 1880-1923.
I have worked as a per-course instructor in the Department of History at Memorial Univeristy (2014-2018) and recently completed a two-year SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Boston College (2016-2018), where my work focused on the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ role in the construction of Irish ethnicity in the United States and Canada, 1880-1925.
My first book, first book, A Land of Dreams: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923 was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in July 2018.
I began work as a Research Fellow in Irish History at the University of Edinburgh in May 2019, where I am part of the AHRC-funded project, "A Global History of Irish Revolution, 1916-1923."
At Edinburgh, I am working as part of the AHRC-funded project "A Global History of Irish Revolution, 1916-1923" - focusing on diasporic engagement with Irish nationalism, particularly through the transnational networks of fraternal and benevolent associations.
A Land of Dreams: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and the Irish in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Maine, 1880-1923. Montreal and Kingston: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2018.
“Contested Nationalism: The ‘Irish Question’ in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1919-1923.” Acadiensis 44 no. 2 (2015): 27-49.
“Halifax Catholics’ ‘Patriotic Work’: Responses to Irish Nationalism, 1880-1923.” CCHA Historical Studies 81 no. 2 (2015): 195-223.
“Newfoundland Responses to the Easter Rebellion and the Rise of Sinn Fein, 1916-1919.” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 24, no. 1 (2009): 1-24.
Review of Beating Against the Wind: Popular Opposition to Bishop Field and Tractarianism in Newfoundland and Labrador, by Calvin Hollett. University of Toronto Quarterly: Letters in Canada 2016 87 no. 3 (2018): 413-414.
Review of Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750-1950, edited by Colin Barr and Hilary M. Casey. CCHA Historical Studies 82 (2016): 84-86.