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Professor Angela McCarthy

Contact DetailsMcCarthy_Angela 186

Office: 2N10, Arts 1 (Burns) Building
Tel 64 3 479 8622
Email angela.mccarthy@otago.ac.nz
 

Academic Qualifications

2000: PhD, Trinity College, Dublin
1996: MA (1st class hons), University College Dublin
1993: BA (Hons), University College Dublin
 

Research Interests

Angela McCarthy's research focuses on global, transnational, and comparative migrations (especially Scottish and Irish) and the history of migration to New Zealand. Her current major project is a study of Ceylon tea and empire, conceptualised through the eyes of its progenitor, James Taylor, renowned as the ‘father of the Ceylon tea enterprise’. She also maintains expertise in Scottish, Irish, and New Zealand history, and the history of madness.

She collaborates widely with colleagues in New Zealand and abroad and is currently academic advisor and research consultant with Dr Nicholas J. Evans at the University of Hull on the project ‘Identity, meaning and memorialisation in the British diaspora’, part of a wider AHRC funded project ‘Remember Me: The Changing Face of Memorialisation’.

Angela is Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Global Migrations research theme.

 
Courses Taught

HIST 218 Irish History
HIST 228 Scottish History
HIST 328 Irish and Scottish Migrations
HIST 431/401 Peopling New Zealand

  
Areas of Research Supervision

Global, transnational and comparative migration and ethnicity (including the Irish and the Scots); New Zealand, Scottish, Irish, and British history; the history of madness.
 

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Publications

McCarthy, A., & Devine, T. M. (2017). Tea & empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 253p.

McCarthy, A. (2015). Migration, Ethnicity, and Madness: New Zealand, 1860-1910. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 234p.

McCarthy, A. (2011). Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840. Manchester University Press, 240p.

McCarthy, A. (2007). Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration, 1921-65: 'For spirit and adventure'. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 257p.

McCarthy, A. (2005). Irish migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937: 'The desired haven'. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 314p.

Authored Book - Research

McCarthy, A., & Devine, T. M. (2017). Tea & empire: James Taylor in Victorian Ceylon. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 253p.

McCarthy, A. (2015). Migration, Ethnicity, and Madness: New Zealand, 1860-1910. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 234p.

McCarthy, A. (2011). Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840. Manchester University Press, 240p.

McCarthy, A. (2007). Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration, 1921-65: 'For spirit and adventure'. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 257p.

McCarthy, A. (2005). Irish migrants in New Zealand, 1840-1937: 'The desired haven'. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press, 314p.

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Edited Book - Research

Devine, T. M., & McCarthy, A. (Eds.). (2018). New Scots: Scotland's immigrant communities since 1945. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh Universtiy Press, 288p.

Leckie, J., McCarthy, A., & Wanhalla, A. (Eds.). (2017). Migrant cross-cultural encounters in Asia and the Pacific. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 173p.

Devine, T. M., & McCarthy, A. (Eds.). (2017). The Scottish experience in Asia, c. 1700 to the present: Settlers and sojourners. Palgrave Macmillan, 324p. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43074-4_9

McCarthy, A., & MacKenzie, J. M. (Eds.). (2016). Global migrations: The Scottish diaspora since 1600. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 289p.

McCarthy, A. (Ed.). (2015). Ireland in the world: Comparative, transnational, and personal perspectives. New York: Routledge, 248p. doi: 10.4324/9781315749020

Fraser, L., & McCarthy, A. (Eds.). (2012). Far from 'Home': The English in New Zealand. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 232p.

McCarthy, A., & Coleborne, C. (Eds.). (2012). Migration, ethnicity, and mental health: International perspectives, 1840-2010. New York: Routledge, 216p.

McCarthy, A. (Ed.). (2006). A global clan: Scottish migrant networks and identities since the eighteenth century. London: Tauris Academic Press, 224p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Leckie, J., McCarthy, A., & Wanhalla, A. (2017). Introduction: Migrant cross-cultural encounters in Asia and the Pacific. In J. Leckie, A. McCarthy & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), Migrant cross-cultural encounters in Asia and the Pacific. (pp. 1-16). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Devine, T. M., & McCarthy, A. (2017). Introduction: The Scottish experience in Asia, c. 1700 to the present: Settlers and sojourners. In T. M. Devine & A. McCarthy (Eds.), The Scottish experience in Asia, c. 1700 to the present: Settlers and sojourners. (pp. 1-22). Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43074-4_9

McCarthy, A. (2017). The Irish in Australia and New Zealand. In E. F. Biagini & M. E. Daly (Eds.), The Cambridge social history of modern Ireland. (pp. 478-496). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

McCarthy, A. (2017). Ceylon: A Scottish colony? In T. M. Devine & A. McCarthy (Eds.), The Scottish experience in Asia, c. 1700 to the present: Settlers and sojourners. (pp. 187-211). Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43074-4_9

McCarthy, A., & MacKenzie, J. M. (2016). Introduction: Global migrations: The Scottish diaspora since 1600. In A. McCarthy & J. M. MacKenzie (Eds.), Global migrations: The Scottish diaspora since 1600. (pp. 10-22). Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.

McCarthy, A. (2016). The importance of Scottish origins in the nineteenth century: James Taylor and Ceylon tea. In A. McCarthy & J. M. MacKenzie (Eds.), Global migrations: The Scottish diaspora since 1600. (pp. 117-137). Edinburgh University Press.

McCarthy, A. (2015). Introduction: Ireland in the world: Comparative, transnational, and personal perspectives. In A. McCarthy (Ed.), Ireland in the world: Comparative, transnational, and personal perspectives. (pp. 1-14). New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315749020

McCarthy, A. (2015). Exporting and repatriating the colonial insane: New Zealand before the First World War. In W. Jackson & E. Manktelow (Eds.), Subverting empire: Deviance and disorder in the British colonial world. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

McCarthy, A. (2012). Transnational ties to home: Irish migrants in New Zealand asylums, 1860-1926. In P. M. Prior (Ed.), Asylums, mental health care and the Irish: Historical studies, 1800-2010. (pp. 149-166). Dubln, Ireland: Irish Academic Press.

McCarthy, A. (2012). The Scottish diaspora since 1815. In T. M. Devine & J. Wormald (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history. (pp. 510-532). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199563692.013.0028

McCarthy, A. (2012). Migration and ethnicity among English migrants in New Zealand asylums. In L. Fraser & A. McCarthy (Eds.), Far from 'Home': The English in New Zealand. (pp. 81-98). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

McCarthy, A. (2012). Migration and madness in New Zealand's asylums, 1863-1910. In A. McCarthy & C. Coleborne (Eds.), Migration, ethnicity, and mental health: International perspectives, 1840-2010. (pp. 55-72). New York: Routledge.

McCarthy, A. (2011). Scottish migrant ethnic identities in the British Empire since the nineteenth century. In J. M. MacKenzie & T. M. Devine (Eds.), Scotland and the British Empire. Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0005

McCarthy, A. (2009). Migration and ethnic identities in the nineteenth century. In G. Byrnes (Ed.), The new Oxford history of New Zealand. (pp. 173-196). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand.

McCarthy, A. (2006). Ethnic networks and identities among inter-war Scottish migrants in North America. In A. McCarthy (Ed.), A global clan: Scottish migrant networks and identities since the eighteenth century. (pp. 203-226). London: Tauris Academic Press.

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Journal - Research Article

McCarthy, A., Coleborne, C., O'Connor, M., & Knewstubb, E. (2017). Lives in the asylum record, 1864 to 1910: Utilising large data collection for histories of psychiatry and mental health. Medical History, 61(3), 358-379. doi: 10.1017/mdh.2017.33

McCarthy, A. (2015). Migration and madness at sea: The nineteenth- and early twentieth-century voyage to New Zealand. Social History of Medicine, 28(4), 706-724. doi: 10.1093/shm/hkv039

McCarthy, A. (2012). Connections and divergences: Lunatic asylums in New Zealand and the homelands before 1910. Health & History, 14(1), 12-37.

McCarthy, A. (2010). Future directions for the study of migration and ethnicity in New Zealand: Comparative, transnational and multidisciplinary approaches to records of insanity. Journal of New Zealand Studies, 9, 79-98.

McCarthy, A. (2010). Language and accent among Irish migrants in New Zealand. Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, 10, 37-54.

McCarthy, A. (2008). 'The only place worth thinking about': Personal testimony and Irish and Scottish migrants in Australasia, 1921-61. Social History, 33(3), 317-335. doi: 10.1080/03071020802268355

McCarthy, A. (2008). Political Irishness and cultural Scottishness in New Zealand film and documentary. CNZS Bulletin of New Zealand Studies, (1), 41-66.

McCarthy, A. (2008). Ethnicity, migration and the lunatic asylum in early twentieth-century Auckland, New Zealand. Social History of Medicine, 21(1), 47-65. doi: 10.1093/shm/hkm117

McCarthy, A. (2007). The Scots' Society of St Andrew, Hull, 1910-2001: Immigrant, ethnic and transnational association. Immigrants & Minorities, 25(3), 209-233. doi: 10.1080/02619280802407327

McCarthy, A. (2006). Migrant voyages to new worlds in the twentieth century. International Journal of Maritime History, XVIII(1), 79-101.

McCarthy, A. (2006). Scottish national identities among inter-war migrants in North America and Australasia. Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History, 34(2), 201-222. doi: 10.1080/03086530600633421

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