Dr Sarah Campbell
Lecturer in British/Irish History
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7842
- Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
I joined the School of History, Archaeology and Classics in 2012. I previously lectured in the School of History and Archives in University College Dublin. I am currently the marketing coordinator for the School.
PhD in History, University College Dublin (2010)
MA in Modern Irish history, University College Dublin (2006)
BA (Hons) in History and Philosophy, University College Dublin (2003)
Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), Government of Ireland scholarship 2007-2010 (€48,000)
Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) bursary, 2012 (€2,000)
Faculty Research Fund, Early career, 2014 (£2,520)
Newcastle Institute of Social Renewal, 2016 (£1,250)
Office hours: Semester 1 2016
Tuesdays 3-4, Thursdays 9-11
My research interests include nineteenth- and twentieth century Irish history, Anglo-Irish relations, political violence, oral history, social and cultural history, and public policy in the twentieth century. My monograph, Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one', was published in 2015 and examines the heterogeneity and evolution of nationalism in Northern Ireland during the 1970s. Using a wide range of archival sources, including government papers, party papers, newspapers, material in the Northern Ireland Political Collection, and oral history, the research examined the constitutional and non-constitutional tactics of the minority community in Northern Ireland, as well as British government responses, to investigate the changing dynamics of conflict in this formative decade of the ‘Troubles’, and outlined how the minority community attempted to articulate an alternative political vision for themselves.
I have also written on different aspects of the history of Northern Ireland including Protestant identities and collective action in the 1970s and 1980s, which takes a social movement approach to explore how the contingent and ever-evolving political contexts, opportunities and threats shaped the trajectory of the Troubles. I have published in Irish Historical Studies, Irish Political Studies and have contributed to several edited collections on the ideology and social dynamics of the SDLP, Anglo-Irish relations, the ethnic-religious character of the state, and the nature of Irish nationalism, which is also the focus of my undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. My current research focuses on the civil rights movement and the 1968 generation in Northern Ireland and will utilise oral history to examine how the movement is remembered.
I am currently working on two main projects:
- the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Irish memory, and the student movement in Northern Ireland in 1968;
- An oral and social history of working men's clubs in the North East of England.
I would welcome PhD students on any aspect of twentieth-century Irish history and Anglo-Irish relations.
Current PhD Students:
Jack Hepworth (REA funded), 'The Heterogeneity and Evolution of Irish Republicanism, c.1969-c.1994'
John Bagnall, 'Britain and the Falklands Crisis: International Perspectives, 1982-1990'
Undergraduate Teaching 2016/2017
POL1000 - Introduction to History and Politics
HIS1044 - Aspects of British History
HIS2002 - Fatal Allies: Anglo-Irish Relations, 1798-1998 (module leader)
HIS2219 - Oral History and Memory (module leader)
HIS8025 - Pathways in British History
- Campbell S. Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2015.
- Campbell S. Power sharing and the Irish dimension: the conundrum for the SDLP in Northern Ireland. In: McCann D; McGrattan C, ed. Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council strike and the struggle for democracy in Northern Ireland. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017, pp.127-140.
- Campbell S. New Nationalism? The SDLP and the creation of a socialist labour party in Northern Ireland, 1969-75. Irish Historical Studies 2013, XXXVIII(151), 422-438.
- Campbell Sarah. ‘Unemployment, Charities, Trade Unions, and the Working Man in Dublin in the 1930s’. In: Somerville-Large, Peter., Daly, Mary E. and Murphy, Colin, ed. The Mount Street Club: Dublin’s Unique Response to Unemployment, 1934 to Present. Mercier Press, 2014, pp.42-70.
- Campbell S. ‘“A Cold House for Catholics”? The consolidation of the Northern Ireland State in the 1920s. In: Farrell. M; Knirck,J ; Meehan, C, ed. A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s. Sallins, Co. Kildare: Irish Academic Press, 2015, pp.211-240.
- Campbell S. '”We are the people”: Protestant identity and collective action in Northern Ireland, 1968-1985’. In: Bosi, Lorenzo and De Fazio, Gianluca, ed. The Troubles in Northern Ireland and Theories of Social Movements. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press, 2017, pp.91-111.
- Campbell Sarah. "Brawling Publicly": The evolution of Anglo-Irish relations (Irish State Visit, April 2014). Dublin: School of History and Archives, University College Dublin, 2014. Available at: http://historyhub.ie/the-evolution-of-anglo-irish-relations.
- Campbell S. Does the Occupy Movement have a future? Lessons from history. University College Dublin: School of History and Archives, 2012. Available at: http://historyhub.ie/does-the-occupy-movement-have-a-future.