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Liam Kennedy, Queen's University, Belfast.

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Liam Kennedy is professor of economic & social history at Queen's University, Belfast. His current research interests include an exploration of the use of turf or peat - the people's fuel - as a household fuel in Irish society since c.1600AD. Liam is also interested in changing perceptions of bogs as part of the Irish landscape.


Research Interests

Peat - turf - bogs - fuel.


Earth, Fire.

Selected Publications

Kennedy, L. and Solar, P. (2007) Irish Agriculture: A Price History from the mid-18th century to the eve of the First World War, 1755-1913. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy.

Morris, R. J. and Kennedy, L. (eds.) (2005) Scotland and Ireland: Order and disorder, 1600-2000. Edinburgh: John Donald.

Kennedy, L. and Gray, P. (2005) Famine, illegitimacy, and the workhouse in western Ireland: Kilrush, County Clare, In: Levene, A., Nutt, T., and Williams, S. (eds.), Illegitimacy in Britain 1700-1920. London: Basingstoke.

Kennedy, L. (2003) The cost of living in Ireland, 1698-1998, In: Dickson, D. and O'Grada, C. (eds.), Refiguring Ireland: Essays in Honour of L. M. Cullen. Dublin: The Lilliput Press.

Kennedy, L. and Johnson, D. S. (2003) The two economies in Ireland in the twentieth century, In: Hill, J. R. (ed.), A new history of Ireland, VII: Ireland 1921-1984. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Feenan, D. and Kennedy, L. (2002) Weights and measures of the major food commodities in early nineteenth-century Ireland: A regional perspective, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 102C (2), 21-45.

Kennedy, L., Ell, P. S., Crawford, E. M. and Clarkson, L. A. (1999) Mapping the Great Irish Famine: A Survey of the Famine Decades. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

Devos, I. and Kennedy, L. (eds.) (1999) Marriage and the rural economy: Western Europe since 1400. Turnhout: Brepols.