I am a Lecturer in the School of English Studies at Zhejiang International Studies University in Hangzhou, China. My primary area of research interest is media history with a particular focus on the dissemination and interpretation of international news in the English speaking world, the role of media in the formation of national identity, and media organisation as transnational institutions.
I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, and editor of the Irish Bibliography of Press History (http://newspapersperiodicals.org/bibliography/).
James T. O'Donnell (Professional Historian)
PhD, ‘International News Supply in Ireland, c.1899-1949’ (2008-14),
MA, Culture and Colonialism (2007-08),
BA, Ancient History (1995-98),
2018 – Present, Lecturer
2013 – 2018, Teaching Assistant,
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(2018 – present) The History, Society and Culture of the the English-Speaking World; Intercultural Communication; Selected Readings of English Short Stories; Introduction to English Language Poetry; Public Speaking and Debating; Public Speaking for International Business.
(2015 – 2018) Ireland and Europe, 1789-1914; Ireland and Europe from Medieval to Modern; Skills for Historians.
(2015 – 2016) From Beveridge to Thatcher: Politics, society, economy and welfare in Britain, 1948-1992; Of Rice and Men: Aid and Humanitarianism since 1945.
(2014 – 2015) Ireland in a Global Context,1922-2002; guest lecture (DCU), News Agencies, Foreign Correspondents and Reporting International Events in Ireland from the 1890s to the 1950s.
(2013 – 2015) Europe in the Age of the Great War; Europe, 1789-1815; Ireland 1912-23; Ireland in the 1790s.
(2010 – 2011) The British Empire 1756-1968; The Decolonisation of Ireland?
(2009 – 2010) The Decolonisation of Irish Newspapers?
|Committees & Associations||
Newspaper and Periodical History Forum of Ireland, Executive Committee, 2010 – Present, Secretary 2016 – 2018.
Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, Secretary, 2014 – 2018.
2018, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUI, Galway, Research Support Scheme.
Situational English for International Volunteer Service [国际志愿服务情境英语], with Fu Jing et al. (Beijing: Electronic Industry Press [北京: 电子工业出版社], 2021)
The Irish regional press, 1892-2018: revival revolution and republic, (ed.) with Ian Kenneally (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2018).
‘Content, comment and censorship: A case study comparing coverage of Dunkirk and D-Day in Irish newspapers’ in Siân Nicholas and Tom O’Malley (eds.), Newspapers, War and Society in the 20th Century: Journalism, Reportage and the Social Role of the Press (Oxford: Routledge, 2019).
|Peer Reviewed Journals||
‘Content, Comment and Censorship: A case study comparing coverage of Dunkirk and D-Day in Irish newspapers’, Media History, Vol. 23, Nos. 3-4 (2017), pp. 345-359. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13688804.2017.1353905
‘A Class of News: an all-Ireland managerial class in Irish newspapers’, Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class, 25 April 2016 (ichlc.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/a-class-of-news-an-all-ireland-managerial-class-in-irish-newspapers/).
Review: A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s, Mel Farrell, Jason Knirck and Ciara Meehan (eds.), (Sallins: Irish Academic Press, 2015), Saothar: Journal; of the Irish Labour History Society, Vol. 43 (2018), pp. 163-5.
‘A Two-Faced Agreement’, The Revolution Papers, No. 43, 25 October 2016 (www.academia.edu/29437532/A_Two-Faced_Agreement).