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Marianne Elliott (born 1948, Raholp, County Down, Northern Ireland) is an Irish historian.
Total Books: 16
She was brought up in Belfast, and educated at Dominican College, Fortwilliam Park, Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
She lectured in history at West London Institute of Higher Education 1975 to 1977, and was a Research Fellow at University College, Swansea from 1977 to 1982. After short spells at Iowa State University and the University of South Carolina, she was a research fellow at the University of Liverpool from 1984 to 1987, and Simon Fellow at the University of Manchester from 1988 to 1989. She was a lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London from 1991 to 1993, when she became the Andrew Geddes and John Rankin Professor of Modern History at the University of Liverpool. She is also the Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at the university.
She has written extensively on Irish history, receiving many awards for her work. Particularly notable publications include her biography of Wolfe Tone (1989), and more recently Catholics of Ulster: a history (2000) and a biography of Robert Emmet (2003). Her research interests are political and cultural history, religious identities, eighteenth-century Ireland and France and the history of Ulster.
In 2005, Professor Elliott was invited to deliver the prestigious Ford Lectures at Oxford University on "Religion and Identity in Irish History" and is currently preparing them for publication.
In addition to her academic role Professor Elliott has also played an important role in the promotion of peace efforts in Northern Ireland. Notably serving on the Opsahl Commission in 1993 and co-writing its report, 'A Citizens' Inquiry'.
In October 2000 she was awarded an OBE for services to Irish Studies and the Northern Ireland peace process and in 2002 was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.