David Fleming

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs BA, MST, D Phil

 
researcher

Biography

Dr Fleming is a historian of eighteenth-century Ireland. On completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Limerick, he was awarded, in 2006, a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he had been a senior scholar at Hertford College and an Arts and Humanities Research Council postgraduate awardee. His research concentrates on the social and political development of eighteenth-century Ireland, and has published on topics ranging from provincial politics, poverty, religious conversion, associational behaviour and prostitution. Dr Fleming was commissioned, in 2012, to write the official history of the University of Limerick.

Prior to taking up his position at the University of Limerick, Dr Fleming taught at the University of Oxford and NUI Maynooth. He teaches courses on 'Early Modern Ireland' and 'Europe: enlightenment and revolution'. He also delivers two specialist modules to advanced history students: 'Conservatives, patriots and radicals: politics and political ideology in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland' and 'Sex, family and gender in eighteenth-century Ireland and Britain'.

In 2006, he was a Price Fellow at the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, where he catalogued the extensive papers of General Sir Eyre Coote (1762-1823). A year later he was an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2015-16, Dr Fleming was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Montana, where he delivered modules in Irish history as part of that University's Irish Studies programme.

Dr Fleming is treasurer of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement, an interdisciplinary forum for historians, geographers, archaeologists and others interested in settlement history in Ireland. He is also secretary of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society. Between 2013 and 2017, he was chairman of the Irish Georgian Foundation, and is currently a trustee of the Hunt Museums' Trust. 

Books

  Year Publication
2010 Politics and provincial people: Limerick and Sligo, 1691-1761.
David A. Fleming (2010) Politics and provincial people: Limerick and Sligo, 1691-1761. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2012 The University of Limerick: a history.
David A. Fleming (2012) The University of Limerick: a history. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2005 'Conversion, family and mentality'
Fleming, D (2005) 'Conversion, family and mentality' In: Converts and converison in Ireland, 1650-1850. [Details]
2009 'Limerick’s eighteenth-century economy’'
David A. Fleming (2009) 'Limerick’s eighteenth-century economy’' In: Limerick: history and society. Dublin: Georgraphy Publications. [Details]
2010 'Clubs and societies in eighteenth-century Munster'
David A. Fleming (2010) 'Clubs and societies in eighteenth-century Munster' In: Clubs and societies in eighteenth-century Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2012 'Cycles, seasons and the everyday in mid-eighteenth-century provincial Ireland'
David A. Fleming (2012) 'Cycles, seasons and the everyday in mid-eighteenth-century provincial Ireland' In: Irish provincial cultures in the long eighteenth century. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
2013 'Estate, kin and loyalty: the Taffe family and their property in eighteenth-century Sligo'
David A. Fleming (2013) 'Estate, kin and loyalty: the Taffe family and their property in eighteenth-century Sligo' In: Dedicated to Sligo: thirty-four essays on Sligo's past. Sligo: Publising Sligo's Past. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2004
David A. Fleming and A.P.W. Malcomson (Ed.). (2004) A volley of execreations: the letters and papers of John FitxGibbon, earl of Clare, 1774-1802. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission. [Details]
2011
David A. Fleming and J. Logan (Ed.). (2011) Pauper Limerick: the register of the Limerick House of Industry, 1774-1794. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2002 'Diversions of the people: sociability among the orders of early eighteenth-century Ireland'
Fleming, D (2002) 'Diversions of the people: sociability among the orders of early eighteenth-century Ireland'. EIGHTEENTH CENTURY IRELAND, 17 (*):99-111 [Details]
2005 'Public attitudes to prostitution in eighteenth-century Ireland'
Fleming, D (2005) 'Public attitudes to prostitution in eighteenth-century Ireland'. IRISH ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF IRELAND, xxxii (*):1-18 [Details]
2007 'The correspondence of Sir Eyre Coote regarding the Irish act of Union, 1799-1800'
David A. Fleming (2007) 'The correspondence of Sir Eyre Coote regarding the Irish act of Union, 1799-1800'. Analecta Hibernica, 40 :189-228 [Details]
2009 'Patriots and politics in Navan, 1753-5'
Fleming, DA (2009) 'Patriots and politics in Navan, 1753-5'. IRISH HISTORICAL STUDIES, 36 (144):502-521 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2001 'The papers of a Coote estate in Laois and Dublin: a genealogical source'
Fleming, D (2001) 'The papers of a Coote estate in Laois and Dublin: a genealogical source' Journal of the Genealogical Society of Ireland, ii (3) :165-173. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2006 The diary of Nicholas Peacock, 1740-1751: The worlds of a County Limerick farmer and agent.
Fleming, D (2006) The diary of Nicholas Peacock, 1740-1751: The worlds of a County Limerick farmer and agent. Book Review [Details]
2008 PROSTITUTION AND IRISH SOCIETY, 1800-1940.
Fleming, D (2008) PROSTITUTION AND IRISH SOCIETY, 1800-1940. Book Review [Details]
2012 The Making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancy: The Life of William Conolly, 1662-1729.
Fleming, DA (2012) The Making of the Irish Protestant Ascendancy: The Life of William Conolly, 1662-1729. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2013 ‘Neal Garnham, The Militia in Eighteenth-century Ireland: In Defence of the Protestant Interest’.
David Fleming (2013) ‘Neal Garnham, The Militia in Eighteenth-century Ireland: In Defence of the Protestant Interest’. Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Fulbright Scholar Fulbright Commission
2013 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Travel Fellow American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2017-18 Sex, family and gender in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland HI6161The aim of the module is to examine attitudes and ideas surrounding sexuality, love, courtship, marriage and the family in eighteenth-century Ireland and Britain, by studying the lived experiences of men and women across the social classes.
2017-18 Conservatives, patriots and radicals: politics and political ideology in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland HI4107The aim of the module is to examine the political development of Ireland and Britain in the eighteenth century. The module will examine the main ideologies that shaped the political discourse of Ireland and Britain, namely conservatism, patriotism, and new radical ideas emerging from the Enlightenment.