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Charles Ivar McGrath

Associate Professor
School of History
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University College Dublin, School of History, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4

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I am Associate Professor in the School of History, UCD. My publications include Ireland and Empire, 1692-1770 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012), The Making of the Eighteenth-Century Irish Constitution: Government, Parliament and the Revenue, 1692-1714 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000), articles in The English Historical Review, Irish Historical Studies, Parliamentary History, Eighteenth-Century Ireland and several edited collections and reference works, as well as co-edited works as follows: Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005); Money, Power and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008); and People, Politics and Power: Essays on Irish History 1660-1850 in Honour of James I. McGuire (Dublin: UCD Press, 2009). I received my BA (1989) and MA (1992) from UCD and my PhD (1997) from the University of London. Outside of academia, I spent three years serving as a private soldier in the Irish army including six months with UNIFIL in 1984-5, and eighteenth months in the civil service in London in 1992-3.


  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, School of History, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2007
  • Extramural and Outreach Coordinator
    Trinity College Dublin, Histories and Humanitities, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2005 - 31 Aug 2007
  • Lecturer
    University College Dublin, School of History, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2003 - 31 Aug 2005
  • Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences,
    UCD, School of History, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2001 - 30 Sep 2003
  • National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Humanities
    UCD, School of History, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 1999 - 30 Sep 2001
  • Junior Research Fellow
    Inst. of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland1 Oct 1998 - 30 Sep 1999
  • Research Officer
    History of Parliament Trust, London, England1 Jul 1997 - 30 Sep 1998
  • Research Assistant
    Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland1 Jan 1992 - 31 Jan 1992
  • Tutor
    University College Dublin, School of History, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 1990 - 31 Dec 1991


  • Administrative Officer
    Employment Service, London, Egnland1 May 1992 - 30 Sep 1993
  • Private Infantry Soldier
    Irish Defence Forces, Dublin, Ireland1 Aug 1983 - 31 Jul 1986


  • BA
    University College Dublin
  • MA
    University College Dublin
  • PhD
    University of London