Otago Irish Studies

Associates

We are proud to have the following people associated with Irish Studies :

Vincent O'Sullivan

Brad Patterson

Rory Sweetman

 

Vincent O'Sullivan

Vincent O'Sullivan

 

 

Until his retirement, Vincent O’Sullivan was Professor of English at Victoria University, Wellington, and Director of the Stout Research Centre. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist, biographer, playwright, and librettist, and the co-editor of  the five volume edition of The Letters of Katherine Mansfield, and the recent two volume Edinburgh Press edition of The Collected Fiction of Katherine Mansfield. In 2006 he received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2001 was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He is the present New Zealand Poet laureate. His new volume of poetry, Us,Then, was published earlier this year, and his new collection of stories, The Families, will appear early next year.

Vincent can be contacted by email at Vincent.OSullivan@vuw.ac.nz.

 

 

Brad Patterson

Brad Patterson

Formerly founding Director of Victoria University of Wellington's Irish-Scottish Studies Programme, Brad Patterson is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow in the University's Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies. The author or editor of eleven books, his publications include The Irish in New Zealand: Historical Contexts & Perspectives (2002), Ulster-New Zealand Migration and Cultural Transfers (2006), and most recently he co-authored - with Tom Brooking and Jim McAloon - Unpacking the Kists: The Scots in New Zealand (2013). His ongoing research projects include detailed studies of the survivals of migrant identity in the nineteenth-century New Zealand settlements of Katikati (Ulster Protestant) and Turakina (Highlands Scottish), while he is presently completing a book on the dynamics of settler capitalism in the early decades of the Wellington settlement. In 2001, jointly with Kathryn Patterson, he received the Library and Information Association of New Zealand-Aotearoa's John Harris Award for distinguished contribution to New Zealand bibliography, while in 2010 he held the William Ferguson Massey Fellowship, an initiative of Massey University and the University of Ulster. A life member and former president of the Archives and Records Association of New Zealand, Brad is vice-president of the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Brad can be contacted by email at brad.patterson@vuw.ac.nz.

 

Rory Sweetman

Rory Sweetman

Dr Sweetman is Irish-born New Zealander who holds degrees in history from Dublin and Cambridge. He has written extensively on the historical links between Ireland and New Zealand, on sectarianism, politics and religion in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For six years he taught courses in modern Irish history at the University of Otago. His latest book is a history of one of New Zealand’s oldest secondary schools, ‘Above the City’ A History of Otago Boys’ High School 1863-2013 (Dunedin, 2013). He is presently working on biographical studies of Patrick Moran, first Catholic bishop of Dunedin 1869-95, and Henry William Cleary, editor of New Zealand Tablet 1898-1910 and Catholic bishop of Auckland 1910-29.

Rory can be contacted by email at rsweet@ihug.co.nz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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