I am formerly Senior Lecturer in History at The Open University (UK) where I taught and researched modern British and Irish history. In 2018 I moved to Sweden where I am now an independent scholar and researcher.
My primary research focus for a long time was modern Irish religious history and I wrote on many aspects of the Irish Protestant experience, particularly female ministry and Irish evangelicalism, particularly Presbyterianism and Methodism. My most recent interest has been material culture within Belfast Presbyterian congregations.
Since 2019 I have become increasingly interested in Swedish nonconformity (“free church” or Sw. frikyrkorĂ¶relse) and the material culture of Swedish free church places of worship. I have written several articles on free church material practices and am currently working on a project related to free church “sanctuary paintings”.
|Areas of expertise||
19th and 20th century Irish social history
religious material culture
Janice Holmes (Professional Historian)
BA (Guelph, Canada), 1989
Faculty of Arts Fellow (University College Dublin), 1994-96