Professor Marianne Elliott FBA

History, Ireland, France, Religion and Conflict

Elected 2002

Marianne Elliott is from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has been educated at Queen's University Belfast and the University of Oxford. As well as her academic career, she has had an important role in the process of promoting peace in Northern Ireland, particularly as a member of the international Opsahl Commission from 1992-93 and co-authoring its report, A Citizens' Inquiry (1993). She co-founded the Conference of Irish Historians in Britain in 1976 with Roy Foster and the British Association for Irish Studies in 1985. She was awarded an OBE for services to peace in Northern Ireland and Irish Studies in Britain as part of the 2000 Birthday Honours. In 2005, she delivered the Ford Lectures at Oxford and went on to be awarded the Irish Presidential Distingiushed Service Award in 2017 and the Christopher Ewart Biggs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

10-Minute Talks: The history of Belfast, a strange case of shared identity and sectarian division

24 Mar 2021 Professor Marianne Elliott FBA

Professor Marianne Elliott FBA reflects on the existence and history of a 'shared space' Belfast identity.

Current post

Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool Professor Emeritus

Past appointments

Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool Blair Chair and Director

1997 - 2015

University of Liverpool Andrew Geddis and John Rankin Professor of Modern History

1993 - 2008

Birkbeck College University of London Lecturer in History

1991 - 1993

University of Manchester Simon Research Fellow

1988 - 1990

University of Liverpool Research Fellow

1984 - 1987


Hearthlands: A memoir of the White City housing estate in Belfast

Marianne Elliott - Published in 2017

Wolfe Tone

Marianne Elliott - Published in 1989, 2nd edition in 2011

When God Took Sides: Religion and Identity in Ireland

Marianne Elliott - Published in 2009

The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland

Marianne Elliott - Published in 2002, 2nd edition in 2007

Robert Emmet: Making of a Legend

Marianne Elliott - Published in 2003

The Catholics of Ulster: A History

Marianne Elliott - Published in 2000

Partners in Revolution: The United Irishmen and France

Marianne Elliott - Published in 1982

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