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I have been researching, writing, and speaking on County Monaghan coroner, William Charles Waddell and his casebooks for twenty-one years.Â
Author ofÂ Melancholy madness: A coronerâ€™s casebook (2003),Â I expanded my research to complete my PhD at Queenâ€™s University Belfast in 2019. My interests include nineteenth-century Irish history with special focus on the Famine, using coronersâ€™ reports to reveal unique aspects of social and political history. Currently, I have several works pending publication and look forward to their release.
|Areas of expertise||
The administrative, social and political history of the coroner in nineteenth century Ireland; investigation of death and murder; disease, criminology and local administrative politics; County Monaghan social and political history; the Bath Estate in County Monaghan.
Michelle McCann, PhD.
Queenâ€™s University Belfast, PhD in History (2019)
St. Maryâ€™s University, Twickenham MA in Irish Studies (2014)
Binghamton University, New York, BA in English and Rhetoric (1994)
State University of New York Broome, A.B.A. in Business Administration and Marketing (1992)
The Irish Famine Lecture Series: The Importance of the Coroner During the Great Irish Famine
Death Investigation during the Great Irish Famine: The coroner and the inquest
The Irish Coroner: Death, Murder and Politics in Co. Monaghan, 1846-78
|Committees & Associations||
Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan: July Books Special
Pat Kenny: NewsTalk
The Irish CoronerÂ (1846-78): Death, Murder and Politics in Co. Monaghan (1846-78) Â [Four Courts Press, July 2023]
A Coroner’s Casebooks (1846-77): The Inquests of William Charles Waddell (Vols. 1-3) [Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2024]
Melancholy Madness: A Coroner’s Casebook (Mercier Press, 2003)
Property, privilege and politics: A history of the coroner in pre-Famine Ireland (1801 to 1846), Figures of Authority in Nineteenth Century Ireland, Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Irish History series (Liverpool University Press, 2020). This chapter examines the function, status and qualifications required for men serving in the role of coroner in Ireland in the first half of the nineteenth century. It considers the legislation imposed by the administration and this contested form of authority.