Dr Vincent O'Connell

Dr Vincent O'Connell
Visiting Faculty
Honorary Fellow
Room: FG-OP11

Dr Vincent O’Connell is a specialist in modern French and Belgian history. His other interests include Jewish material culture, as well as public history and cultural heritage in twentieth century Ireland

Teaching Interests

HI4007 - Historiography
HI6191 - Irish Cultural History in the Twentieth Century 1922-2002
HI4082 - Europe, Society and Governance 1890-1990
HI6792 - Public History Internship

Research Interests

  • The reclamation of Jewish property by Holocaust survivors in post-war France.
  • ​Memory and history.
  • The experience of borderland populations following annexation.
  • Popular culture in Ireland and France in the twentieth century.

Select Publications

‘Left to their own devices: Belgium’s ambiguous approach to Eupen-Malmedy, 1925-1940’ in Journal of Belgian History, XLIII, (4) (January 2014), pp.10-33.

‘Dictating democracy: the impact of governor Baltia’s ‘dictatorship’ on local government in Eupen-Malmedy 1919-1925’ in International Journal of Regional and Local Studies (Special Issue: The rise and fall of European municipal power since 1800) 6 (2) (Spring 2011), pp.160-92.

‘A road less travelled: memory motive and representation in the Gypsy Holocaust’ in Michael Hayes (ed.), Road memories: aspects of migrant history (Newcastle, 2007), pp. 53-66.