About

Hi!

I am Associate Professor in History at Liverpool Hope University. I have appeared on British and Irish television a few times and my writings have graced various publications including The Guardian, BBC News magazine, The Big Issue, and (regularly) The Irish Times.

I am the author of four books and am interested in many aspects of modern history and current affairs, but specialise in Food history and Irish / British history. I’m currently writing a book on centennial memory and commemoration of the Great Irish Famine.

Here you’ll find information and links to research, publications and opinions.

Enjoy!

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5 responses to “About

  1. Doc,
    Slainte Maith,h-uile lath, nachi ‘snach fhaic!
    Cheers from Ottawa

  2. Cindy Sauerwein

    Dr. Evans,
    As I was researching John Francis Healy, my 1st cousin, 3x removed, I came across your article from the summer 2014 edition of Irish America about your grandmother, Nora McNamara. What an extraordinary woman she is! Not only did your article give me some perspective concerning her life as a young woman, but it referenced “uncles” that might reveal some additional light on some missing parts of my Irish ancestors’ puzzle! I would love the chance to ask you questions concerning the Tralee Healys. Could you email me, please? Thanking you greatly in advance….-Cindy Sauerwein

    • Dear Ed, thanks for your kind remarks on my research. I grew up reading your work and particularly enjoyed Voices from the Grave so it’s very gratifying. As many Irish living in Britain at different times during the twentieth century will attest, the analogy with Islamo-anxiety today is an apt one but – as you note – in many ways the situation is even worse for European Muslims today. Best wishes, Bryce

  3. Michael Loughman

    Hello I am currently doing an MA in history at NUIG. For my thesis I am carrying out a study of Oliver J. Flanagan and the Monetary Reform movement. You make reference to this movement in your book ‘Ireland During the Second World War: Farewell to Plato’s Cave’, which is very interesting and useful to me. In this book you make reference to the Monetary Reform Association being viewed with suspicion by the Gardaí and you give the sources for this as ‘Dublin Garda Index to Special Files, 1929-1945’, which is in the possession of Tom Clonan. I have attempted to contact Tom Clonan, but I can not find any up to date contact details. I am wondering could you help me in this as it would be very helpful to the research I am trying to carry out.

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