Mark McGowan

Positions/Titles:

Professor, Principal Emeritus, USMC

Address:

Carr Hall 319

Office Phone: 416.926.1300 ext. 3253

Profile:

“The Famine Plot Revisited: A Reassessment of the Great Irish Famine as Genocide” Genocide Studies International 9 (2017): 87-104.

“Migration, Mobility, and Murder: Assisted Immigration from the Mahon Estate, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland, 1847” Breac (online journal of Irish Studies, Notre Dame University), 2017.

The Imperial Irish: Canada’s Irish Catholics Fight the Great War. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.

“Canada’s Non-Francophone Catholics and the South African War, 1899-1902,” in Gordon Heath, ed, Canadian Minorities and the Boer War. Hamilton: McMaster University & Pickwick Publications, 2017. Pp. 36-68.

“The Imperial Irish of Halifax, 1899-1919” in Mark G. McGowan and Michael Vance, eds. Canadian Catholic Historical Association Historical Studies 81 Occasional Paper (2015): 224-61.

“Religion, Politics, and the Canadian State: A Historical Perspective,” in John Milloy, ed., Faith and Politics Matters. Toronto: Novalis, 2015. Pp. 3-17.

“Tales and Trials of a Double Minority: The Irish Catholic Experience in British North America, 1760-1960,” in Hilary Carey and Colin Barr, eds. Religion and the Greater Ireland. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015

“A Tale of Two Famines: Famine Memory in Nova Scotia, Canada” in Patrick Fitzgerald, Gerald Moran & Christine Kinealy, eds., Irish Hunger and Migration: Myth, Memory, and Memorialization. Quinnipiac: The Great Hunger Institute, 2015.

Mark G. McGowan and Michael E. Vance, eds. Canadian Catholic Historical Association Historical Studies 81 Occasional Paper: Irish Catholic Halifax from the Napoleonic Wars to the Great War (2015). 336 pages.

The Great War As I Saw It by Canon Frederick R. Scott. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, Carleton Library Series, 2014), Introduction of 32,000 words, plus glossary.

“Remembering Canada: The Place of Canada in the Memorializing of the Great Irish Famine,” Atlantic Studies, Vol. 11, no. 3 (2014): 365-82.

“Contemporary Links between Canadian and Irish Famine Commemoration” in Marguerite Corporaal, et al. eds. Global Legacies of the Irish Famine: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014.  Pp 267-84.

“Canadian Catholics, Loyalty, and the British Empire, 1812-1902,” for Allan Blackstock & Frank O’Gorman, eds., Loyalism and the Formation of the British World. London: Boydell & Brewer Publishers, UK, 2014.

“’We are All Involved in the Same Cause’: English-speaking Catholics and the Great War,” in Gordon Heath, ed, Canadian Churches and the Great War. Hamilton: McMaster University & Pickwick Publications, 2014)

“Pregnant with Peril: Canadian Catholicism and its Relations the Catholic Churches in Newfoundland, 1840-1949,” Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, Vol. 28, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 193-218.

Church of the Air: Roman Catholics, Religious Programming and Regulation in Canadian Broadcasting, 1918-2008.” In Lori Beaman and Winnifred F Sullivan, eds. Varieties of Religious Establishment. London: Ashgate, 2013.

“Michael Power, the Catholic Church and the Evangelization of the First Nations Peoples of Western Upper Canada, 1841-1848,” in David A Wilson and Greame Morton, eds., Irish and Scottish Encounter s With Indigenous Peoples. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

“Letters from the Wilderness:  Michael Power and Building the Church on the Canadian Frontier” in Rita Librandi, ed., Lingue e Testi Della Reforme Cattoliche in Europa e Nelle Americhe, sec. XVI-XXI (Orientale University, Napoli, 2013)

“The Peoples University of the Air: St. Francis Xavier University, Social Christianity and the Creation of CJFX,” Acadiensis (Winter/Spring 2012)

“The Canadian Irish Diaspora and Toronto, Canada West 1847,” John Crowley and William Smyth, eds., Irish Historical Atlas of the Great Famine. Cork: University College Cork Press, 2012.

Areas of Interest

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The Great Irish Famine

Irish and Scots in Canada,

Religious history

Religion and the media

Collective memory

Ethnicity

Publications

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“The Famine Plot Revisited: A Reassessment of the Great Irish Famine as Genocide” Genocide Studies International 9 (2017): 87-104.

“Migration, Mobility, and Murder: Assisted Immigration from the Mahon Estate, Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland, 1847” Breac (online journal of Irish Studies, Notre Dame University), 2017.

The Imperial Irish: Canada’s Irish Catholics Fight the Great War. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.

“Canada’s Non-Francophone Catholics and the South African War, 1899-1902,” in Gordon Heath, ed, Canadian Minorities and the Boer War. Hamilton: McMaster University & Pickwick Publications, 2017. Pp. 36-68.

“The Imperial Irish of Halifax, 1899-1919” in Mark G. McGowan and Michael Vance, eds. Canadian Catholic Historical Association Historical Studies 81 Occasional Paper (2015): 224-61.

“Religion, Politics, and the Canadian State: A Historical Perspective,” in John Milloy, ed., Faith and Politics Matters. Toronto: Novalis, 2015. Pp. 3-17.

“Tales and Trials of a Double Minority: The Irish Catholic Experience in British North America, 1760-1960,” in Hilary Carey and Colin Barr, eds. Religion and the Greater Ireland. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015

“A Tale of Two Famines: Famine Memory in Nova Scotia, Canada” in Patrick Fitzgerald, Gerald Moran & Christine Kinealy, eds., Irish Hunger and Migration: Myth, Memory, and Memorialization. Quinnipiac: The Great Hunger Institute, 2015.

Mark G. McGowan and Michael E. Vance, eds. Canadian Catholic Historical Association Historical Studies 81 Occasional Paper: Irish Catholic Halifax from the Napoleonic Wars to the Great War (2015). 336 pages.

The Great War As I Saw It by Canon Frederick R. Scott. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, Carleton Library Series, 2014), Introduction of 32,000 words, plus glossary.

“Remembering Canada: The Place of Canada in the Memorializing of the Great Irish Famine,” Atlantic Studies, Vol. 11, no. 3 (2014): 365-82.

“Contemporary Links between Canadian and Irish Famine Commemoration” in Marguerite Corporaal, et al. eds. Global Legacies of the Irish Famine: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014.  Pp 267-84.

“Canadian Catholics, Loyalty, and the British Empire, 1812-1902,” for Allan Blackstock & Frank O’Gorman, eds., Loyalism and the Formation of the British World. London: Boydell & Brewer Publishers, UK, 2014.

“’We are All Involved in the Same Cause’: English-speaking Catholics and the Great War,” in Gordon Heath, ed, Canadian Churches and the Great War. Hamilton: McMaster University & Pickwick Publications, 2014)