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Name Fitzpatrick, David Patrick Brian
College Address School of Histories & Humanities,
Main Department History
College Title Professor
College Tel +353 1 896 1595
Born in Melbourne, Australia, 1948; educated at the University of Melbourne and Trinity College, Cambridge; research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and Melbourne; lecturer, associate professor, and professor at Trinity College, Dublin, since 1979; visiting fellow at several universities in Australia and at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario; author of five books and various other works, of which some recent examples are listed below; married, with four children.
Teaching interests and responsibilities
Has taught various sophister courses in Irish history in rotation, relating to the First World War, Revolution and Civil War, W. B. Yeats, Fraternity, Emigration, and Women; contributes to a senior freshman survey course on Irish history since 1800; supervises editorial projects in Irish history as undergraduate dissertations; supervises numerous graduate theses, seven of which have been published; co-ordinates dissertations for the Department of History.
Professional Qualifications
Qualification Institution Class of Degree Title of Dissertation Date Conferred
B. A. (Hons.) University of Melbourne     1969
Ph.D. University of Cambridge     1974
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
MRIA 2001
Awards and Honours
Award Date
FTCD 1982
Employment Details
Position Held Job Description Where Date From Date To
Professor of Modern History   Trinity College, Dublin 2000
Description of Research Interests
Irish history since 1795, especially nationalism, republicanism, loyalism, demography, and emigration; Irish in Australia, Britain, and elsewhere. Writing history of Loyal Orange Institution, 17951995.
Research Interests
Emigration and the Irish overseas First World War and its legacy Hidden biographical influences on the work of Irish poets History of the Orange Order and other Irish fraternities
Irish economic, social, and political history since 1790
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
David Fitzpatrick, Descendancy: Irish Protestant Histories since 1795, 1st, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 1 - 281pp
David Fitzpatrick, Harry Boland's Irish Revolution, Cork, Cork University Press, 2003, xii, [32: ill.], 450pp
David Fitzpatrick, The Two Irelands, 19121939, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998, xvi, 301pp
David Fitzpatrick, Oceans of Consolation: Personal Accounts of Irish Migration to Australia, Ithaca, N.Y.; Melbourne; Cork, Cornell U.P.; Melbourne U.P.; Cork U.P., 1995, xiv, 649pp
David Fitzpatrick, Irish Emigration 18011921, Dundalk, Irish Economic and Social History Society, 1984, 53pp
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