Matthew Kelly

Membership:  2012/2013

Member Bio

Matthew Kelly is a senior lecturer in the history department of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. A historian of Ireland by training and with considerable interest in the history of Poland, he has developed his interest in the history of landscape during the past few years. He completed his PhD at the University of Oxford, where he was also a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow. While a Fellow of the RCC, he aims to draft a substantial part of his forthcoming book Quartz and Feldspar: A History of Modern Dartmoor.


  • Finding Poland. From Tavistock to Hruzdowa and Back Again. Jonathan Cape: London, 2010.
  • “Languages of Radicalism, Race and Religion in Irish Nationalism: The French affinity, 1848–71.” Journal of British Studies 49, no. 4 (2010): 801–25.
  • “Irish Nationalist Opinion and the British Empire in the 1850s and 60s.” Past and Present 204, no. 1 (2009): 127–54.
  • The Fenian Ideal and Irish Nationalism, 1882–1916. Boydell and Brewer: Woodbridge, 2006.