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Academic Biography

Ultán Gillen studied for his BA at Queen’s University Belfast, before moving to the University of Oxford where he completed his doctorate on ‘Monarchy, Republic and Empire: Irish Public Opinion and France, c.1787-1804’. Since then he has been a Past and Present Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, a temporary lecturer at Merton College, Oxford, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Liverpool. He has also taught at Queen’s University, Belfast. He joined Teesside University in January 2011.

At Teesside, his teaching interests in modern European history will include the French Revolution and the history of political thought, as well as contributing to the core courses on Europe since 1870 and War and Society.

Summary of Research Interests

Ultán’s research interests centre on the French Revolution and its international impact as part of the broader age of revolution in Europe and the Atlantic world. His current research project focuses on counter-revolution in comparative context in the age of the French Revolution and Napoleon, with a particular focus on counter-revolutionaries in France, Britain and Ireland.

Other research interests include the Enlightenment, public opinion and political culture in eighteenth-century Ireland, and the history of political thought. He has published on aspects of political and intellectual life during the age of revolution, including on French and Irish republicanism in the 1790s, the Enlightenment and political culture, and on public opinion, on political clubs, and on counter-revolutionary conceptions of history.

Research Output 2003 2018

Blackstone, Parliamentary Sovereignty and his Irish Critics

Gillen, U., 19 Apr 2018, Blackstone and His Critics . Page, A. & Prest, W. (eds.). Hart Publications Incorporated

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Blackstone and his Irish Critics

Gillen, U. U., 19 Apr 2018, Hart Publishing.

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Radical Enlightenment and revolution in late eighteenth-century Ireland

Gillen, U., 17 Jan 2017, Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment. p. -

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Ascendancy Ireland, 1660-1800

Gillen, U., 28 Apr 2016, The Princeton History of Modern Ireland. Princeton University Press, p. -

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Theobald Wolfe Tone and the Common Name of Irishman in 1960s Ireland

Gillen, U., 23 Jun 2016, Uncertain Futures: Essays About the Irish Past for Roy Foster. Paseta, S. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. -

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