Dr Sandra Hynes

Dr Sandra Hynes
Dr Sandra Hynes

Dr Sandra Hynes

BA (Mod), PhD

Scholarly Communications Officer

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Biography

I am the Administrator for Aberdeen University Press and am part of the Scholarly Communications Team based in the Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Originally from Dublin, I graduated with a BA (Mod) in History from Trinity College Dublin. My PhD (2003) on Quaker Theology and Discipline in seventeenth-century Ireland and England was supervised by Professor Aiden Clarke at Trinity College Dublin. I then moved to NUI Maynooth as a Government of Ireland (IRCHSS) Postdoctoral Fellow for two years (2004-6) to work on dissenter biographies. 

 

Qualifications

  • BA (Mod) History 
    1993 - Trinity College Dublin 
  • PhD History 
    2003 - Trinity College Dublin 

External Memberships

I have served an an Outer Board Assessor for the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral awards.

I am a member of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society and have research interests in environmental history (Early modern period to the nineteenth century) the history of the University of Aberdeen and history of religion.

Research

Research Overview

Originally from Dublin, I graduated with a BA (Mod) in History from Trinity College Dublin. My PhD (2003) on Quaker Theology and Discipline in seventeenth-century Ireland and England was supervised by Professor Aiden Clarke at Trinity College Dublin. I then moved to NUI Maynooth as a Government of Ireland (IRCHSS) Postdoctoral Fellow for two years (2004-6) to work on dissenter biographies. 

Research Specialisms

  • Environmental History
  • History of Religions
  • Humanities
  • Theology and Religious Studies

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

I am currently researching environmental history from the early modern period to the early nineteenth century.

Past Research

Selected Publications:

Journals (co-editor)

Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown), 7.1 (2013): Contested Witnesses in Irish and Scottish literature, 205pp.

Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown), 6.2 (2013): Social Order and Social Ordering in Stuart Ireland and Scotland, 138pp.

Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (with Michael Brown) 6.1 (2012): National Cosmopolitanisms, 213pp

Articles

Mapping friendship and dissent: the letters from Joseph Boyse to Ralph Thoresby, 1680-1710 in Arial Hessayon and David Finnegan (eds) Varieties of seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century radicalism in context (Ashgate, 2011)

Changing their path: Quaker adaptation to the challenge of Restoration, 1660-1680 in Coleman Dennehy (ed.) Restoration Ireland (Ashgate, 2008)

Dissenters in a trans-national context: The Quakers in Ireland 1660-1690 in Claudia Schnurmann (ed.) Religious refugees in Europe, Ireland and America from the 6th to the 21st centuries, Atlantic Cultures Series (LIT-Verlag, 2007)

Becoming convinced: the use of Quaker testimonies in late seventeenth-century Ireland in Michael Brown, Charles Ivar McGrath and Tom P. Power (eds), Converts and conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2005), 107-12