• BA Colgate
    MA/Ph D University of Chicago

    Born in Lancaster, PA. Studied at Chicago under Emmet Larkin and Steve Pincus. Taught briefly at Villanova before arriving at UNCW in 2001. First book (Father Mathew, Temperance and Irish Identity, IAP, 2002) won the American Conference on Irish Studies James Donnelly Award (best book in the Social Sciences). Other publications include The Road To Home Rule: Anti-Imperialism and the Irish National Movement (UW Press, 2016) and a collection of essays (Ireland in an Imperial World: Citizenship, Opportunism and Subversion (Palgrave, 2017) and essays in Past and Present, Catholic Historical Review, Eire/Ireland. Served as department chair (2009-2016) as well as AVC/Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Dean in CHSSA.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018-04-01 Promoting community engagement: A campus-wide approach to appliedPartnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.  9:31-43. 2018-04-01
    2007-04-01 Between Two Worlds: Irish Nationalists and British Imperial Culture, 1874-1886Past and Present.  194:139-174. 2007-04-01
    2007-01-01 " No Imperial Privilege": Justin McCarthy, Home Rule, and EmpireEire/Ireland.  42:201-228. 2007-01-01
    2005-10-01 "Heretical Plants of Irish Growth": Catholic Critics of Mathewite TemperanceCatholic Historical Review.  91:611-632. 2005-10-01
    1999-04-01 Temperance, Father Mathew, and the Irish ClergyNew Hibernia Review.  3:111-122. 1999-04-01


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    2017-01-01 Ireland in an Imperial World: Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion.  Palgrave/MacMillan. 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 The Road to Home Rule: Anti-Imperialism and the Irish National Movement, 1870-1885.  University of Wisconsin Press. 2016-01-01
    2002-01-01 Father Mathew, Temperance and Irish Identity.  Irish Academic Press. 2002-01-01


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    2021-01-01 Religion and Ideology.  Bloomsbury Press. 2021-01-01
    2017-01-01 A Cosmopolitan Nationalist: James J. O’Kelly in America.  Palgrave-MacMillan. 2017-01-01
    2010-05-01 The Atlantic Dimension of Mathewite Temperance in The Irish in the Atlantic World.  University of South Carolina Press. 2010-05-01
    2003-12-01 "Guinness" -- Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History [2 volumes]: An International Encyclopedia [2 volumes].  Bloomsbury. p. 282. 2003-12-01
    2003-01-01 ‘Academies of nationality’: the reading room and Irish national movements, 1838–1905 -- Reading Irish histories: Texts, contexts and memory in modern Ireland.  Reading Irish histories: Texts, contexts and memory in modern Ireland. 19-39. 2003-01-01


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    2013-04-01 Rambles Through irelandIrish Literary Supplement. 3. 2013-04-01
    2012-07-01 Review of Colin Barr's "The Callan Schools Controversy"JBS. 3. 2012-07-01
    2008-10-01 OSG for The Making of the WestBedford/St. Martin. 2008-10-01


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    2009-01-01 Instructor's Resource Manual for The Making of the WestBedford/St. Martin's. 502. 2009-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Modern Ireland Imperial history. Law and the British Empire. Alcohol and History. Temperance movements.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Modern Europe, Modern Britain and Ireland, Alcohol and Temperance History, The Atlantic World
  • Full Name

  • Paul A Townend