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Senior Lecturer, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy
tel: +44 (0) 1224 272219
email: c.barr@abdn.ac.uk

Colin Barr holds a PhD in modern Irish history from the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The European Culture Wars in Ireland: The Callan Schools Affair, 1865-81 and Paul Cullen, John Henry Newman, and the Catholic University of Ireland, 1845-65.

Colin has worked at universities in Ireland and the United States, and has been a visiting fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and the University of Newcastle, Australia. Presently, he is a senior lecturer in history in the School of Divinity, History & Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Select Publications

  • Barr,Colin. (2011). The European Culture Wars in Ireland: The Callan Schools Affair, 1868-81. (Dublin: UCD Press).
  • Barr, Colin. (2008). “Giuseppe Mazzini and Irish Nationalism, 1845-70.” InGiuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920, C.A. Bayly and E.F. Biagini (eds.), pp. 125-144. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Barr,Colin. (2003). Paul Cullen, John Henry Newman, and the Catholic University of Ireland, 1845-1865. (South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press).
  • Barr, Colin. (2001). “The Failure of Newman’s Catholic University of Ireland.”Archivium Hibernicum: Vol. 55, 126-139.
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