Richard Mc Mahon
Assistant Professor, History

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Towards a global history of interpersonal violence in the age of empire in, editor(s)Mark Finnane , Bloomsbury Global History of Crime and Punishment Vol 5, London , Bloomsbury , 2017, [Richard Mc Mahon] Book Chapter, 2017

Andrew Newby with Richard Mc Mahon, Select Document: 'Finland and Ireland: Assorted Comparisons' (1937) by John Hampden Jackson, Irish Historical Studies, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Richard Mc Mahon and Andrew Newby , Ireland and Finland, 1860-1930: Comparative and transnational histories, Irish Historical Studies, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Richard Mc Mahon, Irish Chicagoans, nationalism and the commemoration of revolution in 1898, Éire-Ireland , 51, (1&2), 2016, p218 - 242 Journal Article, 2016

Histories of interpersonal violence in Europe and North America (1700-present) in, editor(s)Paul Knepper and Anja Johansen , Oxford Handbook on the History of Crime and Criminal Justice, 1750-1945, Oxford , Oxford University Press , 2016, pp111 - 131, [Richard Mc Mahon] Book Chapter, 2016

Richard Mc Mahon, The city and violence in Europe and North America: a historiographical review, Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte, (2), 2013 Journal Article, 2013

Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History & Societies, 17, 2, (2013), 1 - 164p, Richard Mc Mahon, Randolph Roth and Joachim Eibach , [eds.] Journal, 2013

Richard Mc Mahon, Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland , 1st , Liverpool, Liverpool University Press , 2013, 1 - 226pp Book, 2013 URL

Richard Mc Mahon, Making sense of violence? Reflections on the history of interpersonal violence in Europe, Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History & Societies, 17, (2), 2013, p5 - 26 Journal Article, 2013

'let the law take its course': Punishment and the exercise of the prerogative of mercy in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland in, editor(s)Seán Patrick Donlan and Michael Brown , The Boundaries of the State: Law in Ireland, 1687-1850, Ashgate, 2011, pp133 - 164, [Richard Mc Mahon] Book Chapter, 2011

Richard McMahon, 'A violent society'? Homicide rates in Ireland, 1831-1850, Irish Economic and Social History, xxxvi, 2009, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2009

The setting aside of jurors in pre-Famine Ireland in, editor(s)Laura Beck Varela , Yearbook of Young Legal History/Jahrbuch junge Rechtsgeschichte , Munich, 2009, [Richard Mc Mahon ] Book Chapter, 2009

Richard Mc Mahon (ed.), , Crime, law and popular culture in Europe 1500-1900 , Willan Publishing, 2008 Book, 2008

'For fear of the vengeance': the prosecution of homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland in, editor(s)Richard Mc Mahon , Crime, law and popular culture in Europe 1500-1900 , Willan publishing , 2008, pp138 - 189, [Richard Mc Mahon] Book Chapter, 2008

'Do you want to pick a fight out of me, or what do you want?': homicide and personal animosity in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland in, editor(s)Katherine D. Watson , Assaulting the past: violence and civilisation in historical context , Newcastle , 2007, pp222 - 249, [Richard Mc Mahon ] Book Chapter, 2007

Richard Mc Mahon , 'The madness of party': sectarian homicide in Ireland, 1801-50, Crime, Histoire & Sociétés / Crime, History & Societies, 11, (1), 2007, p83 - 112 Journal Article, 2007

The courts of petty sessions and society in pre-Famine Galway in, editor(s)Raymond Gillespie , The re-making of modern Ireland: essays in honour of J.C. Beckett, Dublin , 2003, pp101 - 137, [Richard Mc Mahon] Book Chapter, 2003

Manor courts in the west of Ireland before the Famine in, editor(s)Desmond Greer & Norma Dawson , Mysteries and solutions in Irish legal history , Dublin, 2001, pp115 - 159, [Richard Mc Mahon ] Book Chapter, 2001

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Richard Mc Mahon, Political imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921, Review of Political imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921, by William Murphy , Comparative legal history, 4, (2), 2016 Review, 2016

Richard Mc Mahon, Review of Shame, Blame and Culpability: Crime and Violence in the Modern State , by Judith Rowbotham, Marianna Muravyeva and David Nash , Comparative Legal History , 2, (2), 2015, p367-373 Review, 2015

Richard Mc Mahon, Review of Crime and poverty in 19th-Century England: the economy of makeshifts (Bloomsbury, 2014)., by A.W. Ager , Journal of British Studies , 54, (2), 2015, p509-510 Review, 2015

Richard Mc Mahon, Review of Ireland's legal past: a bibliographical guide, by W.N. Osborough , Irish Jurist, 51, 2014, p220-222 Review, 2014

Richard Mc Mahon, Review of Regional variations in matrimonial law and custom in Europe, 1150-1600 (Leiden: Brill, 2011), by Mia Korpiola (ed.) , Comparative Legal History, 1, (1), 2013, p138-143 Review, 2013

Richard Mc Mahon , Review of Captain Rock, Night Errant: the threatening letters of pre-Famine Ireland, 1801-1845 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004), by Stephen Randolph Gibbons , Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr, 22, 2007, p238-239 Review, 2007

Research Expertise

Description

My primary research interests lie in the fields of modern Irish, Scottish and American history with a particular focus on the comparative and transnational history of violence and the law. I have a particular interest in the history of violence and the law in Ireland and among Irish migrants in Glasgow, San Francisco, New York and Toronto as well as in rural Ontario and Pennsylvania in the nineteenth century. I have also published work in the field of European criminal justice history and have a keen interest in interdisciplinary approaches to history. In collaboration with fellow researchers at the University of Cambridge, Ohio State University, the University of Bern and Winthorp University, I am a co-director of the Historical Violence Database. Prior to my arrival at Trinity College Dublin, I also held research fellowships at a range of universities outside of Ireland including Stanford University, New York University, the University of Tampere, the University of Toronto and the University of Edinburgh.

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Kone Foundation Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Tampere, Finland 2014

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation research grant at the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies, University of Edinburgh and at New York University 2012-2014

Royal Irish Academy mobility grant 2011

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship at NUI, Maynooth 2010

Fulbright Scholar Award in Irish Historical Studies at Stanford University 2010

Fulbright Scholar Award in the Humanities at New York University 2009

Ireland Canada University Foundation Research Scholarship at the University of Toronto 2007

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Scholar in Residence 2007

First postgraduate scholarship in Irish legal history from the Irish Legal History Society 1999

Memberships

Historical Violence Database (Director) 2012

Transnational Ireland 2012