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Dr Billy Kelly

Lecturer in Ulster Scottish Studies

About Dr Kelly:

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A native of Derry, Billy Kelly is Lecturer in History at the University of Ulster. He was previously Research Projects Co-ordinator with the Institute of Ulster Scots Studies at the Magee Campus.

Education:

Dr Kelly holds a BA Hons in Modern History from the University of Dublin and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Research Fields:

Dr. Kelly's primary research interests are in early modern Irish and British history. Dr Kelly was Managing Editor of the translation of the Commentarius Rinuccinianus, the papal nuncio's account of his time in Ireland between 1645-1649 and is one of the key sources for the study of early modern Ireland and Britain and diplomatic relationships with Europe. This project is funded by the Department of Arts Sport and Tourism in the Republic of Ireland. The translated text is at present under external assessment for publication by the Irish Manuscripts Commission in hard copy and online by the University of Ulster. As Assistant Director of the Institute of Ulster Scots Studies he is particularly interested in the role of the Scots in Ulster in the seventeenth century.

Books Authored

Number of items: 1.

Kelly, Billy, Gavin, Robert and O'Reilly, Dolores (2009) Atlantic Gateway: the port and city of Londonderry since 1700. . Four Courts Press. 440 pp ISBN 978-1-84682-146-2.

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Books Edited

Number of items: 3.

Kelly, William P. and Young, John R., eds. (2009) Scotland and the Ulster Plantations: Explorations in the British Settlements of Stuart Ireland. 166 pp. Four Courts Press. ISBN 978-1-84682-076-2

Kelly, William P., ed. (2008) Docwra’s Derry: A Narration of Events in North-West Ulster, 1600-1604. Belfast. 158 pp. Ulster Historical Foundation. ISBN ISBN: 1-903688-221

Kelly, William P., ed. (2001) The Sieges of Derry. Dublin. 144 pp. Four Courts Press. ISBN ISBN 1-85182-510-X

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Articles

Number of items: 3.

Kelly, William P. (2009) ‘Windows on Our Past: Derry’s Guildhall windows and the Ulster Plantation’. History Ireland (The Plantation of Ulster Special Issue)., 17.

Kelly, William P. (1997) 'Ormond and Strafford, Pupil and Mentor?' in Journal of the Butler Society, vol. 4, number 1, pp 88-106, 1997.. Journal of the Butler Society, vol. 4, number 1. pp. 88-106.

Kelly, William P. (1993) 'Most Illustrious Cavalier or 'Unkinde Desertor' -James Butler, First Duke of Ormonde 1610-1688'. . History Ireland, 1 (2). pp. 88-106.

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Book Sections

Number of items: 5.

Kelly, William P. (2011) The Walls of Derry. In: 100 Places that made Britain. (Eds: Musgrove, Dave), BBC Books, London, ISBN ISBN 978 1 84 990049 2

Kelly, William (2001) ‘The Forgotten Siege of Derry, 1649.' : . In: The Sieges of Derry. (Eds: Kelly, Willam), Four Courts Press, pp. 31-52. ISBN 1-85182-510-X.

Kelly, William (2001) 'Forlorn Alliances, The Ulster Army and the Battle of Scarrifhollis'. . In: Scarrifhollis. (Eds: Ronayne, Liam), Donegal Library, pp. 27-40. ISBN 0-95084-076-9

Kelly, William (2001) 'John Barry, an Irish Catholic Royalist in the 1640's',.. In: Kingdoms in Crisis, Ireland in the 1640's. (Eds: Ó Siochrú, Mícheál ), Four Courts Press, pp. 141-157. ISBN 1-85182-535-S

Kelly, William P. (1997) 'James Butler, twelfth Earl of Ormond, the Irish Government and the Bishops' Wars.. In: Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars. (Eds: Young, John R.), John Donald, Edinburgh, pp. 185-204. ISBN 0-85976-452-4.

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Internet Publication

Number of items: 2.

Kelly, William P. (2008) Introduction to the online text of the Commentarius Rinuccinianus de sedis Apostolicae Legatione ad Foederatos Hiberniae Catholicos per annos 1645-1649. . University of Ulster, 22 pp

Kelly, William P. and Marangudakis, Manussos (2004) 'Strategic Minorities and the Global Network of Power: Western Thrace and Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective' . Sociological Research Online, 0 pp

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Conference Items

Number of items: 4.

Kelly, Billy (2010) Ireland and the formation of the United States Navy. In: Ireland and the American Military Tradition, University of Ulster. Not published.

Kelly, Billy (2010) Scottish Royalism in Ulster during the War of the Three Kingdoms . In: Royalists and Royalism Conference, University of Cambridge. Not published.

Kelly, Billy (2001) ‘The Forgotten Siege of Derry, 1March-August, 1649’. In: The Sieges of Derry, University of Ulster. Four Courts Press. 31-52

Kelly, Billy (1997) 'James Butler, twelfth Earl of Ormond, the Irish Government and the Bishops' Wars,' University of Strathclyde, 1997.. In: Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars, University of Strathclyde. John Donald. 185-204

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Contact Details:

Office Number Office B041
Telephone +44 (0)28 7012 3184
Email bp.kelly@ulster.ac.uk
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