Enda Delaney.


Enda is currently Professor of Modern History and Director of Research of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

Born and raised in Dublin, Enda Delaney holds degrees from the National University of Ireland (BA, MA) and Queen’s University Belfast (PhD). Having previously held lectureships at Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Aberdeen, he joined the University of Edinburgh in 2006, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008, and Reader in 2010.

In 2010 he was the recipient of an Economic and Social Research Council Mid-Career Fellowship, awarded on the basis of a proven track record of excellence in research. He has written extensively on the history of modern Ireland and its diaspora, including three scholarly books and three jointly-edited volumes.

His book, The Great Irish Famine: A History in Four Lives, was published in Ireland and the UK by Gill and Macmillan in 2014.

He is currently working a book proposal for The Rise and Fall of the Human Empire: An Environmental History of the Anthropocene.

Photograph © Maura Hickey.

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