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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 15 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20042019

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Andrew Sneddon is a social and cultural historian, with a special interest in Britain and Ireland, viewed in an international context. His latest research explores Irish witchcraft and magic in a comparative framework from the medieval to the modern period. His third monograph, Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland, was published by Palgrave.  

He completed a BA (hons) in History and English at the University of Hertfordshire and an MRes in early modern history at the University of St Andrews. His PhD was awarded by Lancaster University for a thesis entitled, 'The Life and Thought of Bishop Francis Hutchinson, 1660-1739’. 

His post-doctoral work was completed at Queen's University, Belfast on the Levelhulme funded Irish Legislation Project, directed by Professor David Hayton and Professor James Kelly. He was then junior research fellow in the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's working on a project entitled, 'Institutional medicine in eighteenth-century Ireland.' He was appointed lecturer in International History at Ulster University in 2009. 

Dr Sneddon is a fellow of Higher Education Academy and the Royal Historical Society, and president of the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies (usihs36.com). He is a member of the editorial board of the journal, Irish Historical Studies, and regularly reviews and peer reviews for leading academic journals and publishers.

He has received research grants from the Wellcome Trust, the Lottery Heritage Fund, and Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure. He also regularly undertakes outreach work, presenting talks and hosting workshops for wider community and educational groups, while working with the British and Irish media. 

He has supervised master’s and PhD dissertations on a number of topics, ranging from witchcraft and magic and the wider supernatural, to medicine and disease in modern Ireland.

External positions

President-USIHS, Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies

23 May 2016 → …

Keywords

  • D204 Modern History

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Research Output

  • 15 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 3 Book
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Other contribution

Select document: Florence Newton's trial for witchcraft, Cork, 1661: Sir William Aston’s transcript

Sneddon, A., 30 Nov 2019, In : Irish Historical Studies. 43, 164, p. 298-319 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Witchcraft, the Press and Crime in Ireland, 1822-1922

    Sneddon, A. & Fulton, J., 1 Sep 2019, In : Historical Journal. 62, 3, p. 741-764 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Witchcraft Belief, Representation and Memory in Modern Ireland

    Sneddon, A., 31 Mar 2019, In : Cultural and Social History. 16, 3, p. 251-270 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
    File
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    6 Downloads (Pure)

    Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland

    Sneddon, A., 1 Sep 2015, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 232 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Activities

    • 17 Invited talk
    • 12 Oral presentation
    • 4 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

    'A Haunting Halloween at PRONI'

    Andrew Sneddon (Speaker)

    31 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    'Witchcraft and Family in Eighteenth-Century Ireland'

    Andrew Sneddon (Speaker)

    7 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    'Representing Irish Witchcraft in ‘Fact’ and ‘Fiction’

    Andrew Sneddon (Speaker), & Andrew Sneddon (Speaker)

    May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Identity, Locality and Gender: Representing Eighteenth-Century Witchcraft’

    Andrew Sneddon (Speaker)

    14 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    BBC 1: 'Family Footsteps'

    Andrew Sneddon

    2/11/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    BBC News: Halloween Costumes

    Andrew Sneddon

    26/10/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Northern Visions (NVTV): 'Round-Up'

    Andrew Sneddon

    17/10/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Panel Discussant, Belfast Film Festival

    Andrew Sneddon

    15/06/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities