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Dr Conor Morrissey

Dr Conor Morrissey

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Senior Lecturer in Irish/British History

Research subject areas

  • History

Contact details


I hold BA, MA, and LLB degrees from National University of Ireland, Galway, and a PhD (2015) from Trinity College Dublin. Following a spell in the National Museum of Ireland, I returned to Trinity for an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015-2016. From 2016 to 2018 I was Departmental Lecturer in Irish History in Hertford College, University of Oxford. I took up my current post in King’s in September 2018.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • The Irish revolution
  • Irish nationalism
  • Protestantism in Ireland

My research focusses on Irish nationalism and Irish Protestantism. My particular interest lies in Protestant nationalists: that minority of individuals who rejected the unionist politics typical of their co-religionists, and joined separatist organisations. I am also interested in the Home Rule Question and the Northern Ireland Troubles.


I contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate modules on modern Irish and modern British history.

For more information, please see Conor Morrissey's full research profile

Select Publications


  • Protestant nationalists in Ireland, 1900-1923 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019).


Edited Volume

  • (Ed. with Brian Hughes), Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020).

Peer-reviewed Articles

  • ‘Protestant home rulers and constitutional nationalism in Ireland, c. 1900-1914’, in the English Historical Review, cxxxvi(2021), pp. 1224–56.
  • ‘Áras an Taoisigh?: a prime minister’s residence in Dublin, 1922-2009’, in Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, xxi (2019), pp. 120-35.
  • “‘Rotten Protestants’: Protestant home rulers and the Ulster Liberal Association, 1906-1918”, in The Historical Journal, lxi (2018), pp. 743-65.

Book Chapters

  • ‘Peace, Protestantism, and the unity of Ireland: the career of Bolton C. Waller’, in Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne (eds.), Protestant and Irish: the minority’s search for place in independent Ireland (Cork: Cork University Press, 2019), pp. 51-66.
  • ‘Protestant nationalists and the Irish conscription crisis, 1918’, in Gearóid Barry, Enrico Dal Lago, and Róisín Healy (eds.), Small nations and colonial peripheries in World War I (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 55-72.