Faculty

Dr. Mark Doyle

Associate Professor | History Graduate Director

Dr. Mark Doyle
615-898-2545
Room 273, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 23, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Mon / Wed 11-12:30 & 2:30-4:00

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Boston College (2006)
  • M.A., Boston College (2002)
  • B.A., Tulane University, LA (1999)
  • B.A., Tulane University, LA (1999)

Areas of Expertise

Modern Britain and Ireland

British Empire

Mass Violence

Urban History

Biography

Mark Doyle was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, where he developed a lifelong allergy to the state of Texas. He attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans and spent his junior year in Ireland at Trinity College, Dublin. It was here that the history bug bit him: a research project on agrarian violence in nineteenth-century Ireland took him to Dublin's National Archives, where he discovered the thrill of holding (and deciphering) old police reports and crumbling letters. Since th...

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Mark Doyle was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK, where he developed a lifelong allergy to the state of Texas. He attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans and spent his junior year in Ireland at Trinity College, Dublin. It was here that the history bug bit him: a research project on agrarian violence in nineteenth-century Ireland took him to Dublin's National Archives, where he discovered the thrill of holding (and deciphering) old police reports and crumbling letters. Since then he has lived in Boston (where he got his PhD), Belfast, Dublin (again), Philadelphia, and Northampton, MA. He lives in Nashville with his wife, two daughters, and two ill-trained cats named Worthington and Chesterfield.

 

 

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Publications

Books

Communal Violence in the British Empire: Disturbing the Pax. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Fighting like the Devil for the Sake of God: Protestants, Catholics, and the Origins of Violence in Victorian Belfast. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.

 

Articles

“The Perils of Impartiality: policing communal violence in Victorian India,” in Policing Empires, ed...

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Books

Communal Violence in the British Empire: Disturbing the Pax. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Fighting like the Devil for the Sake of God: Protestants, Catholics, and the Origins of Violence in Victorian Belfast. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.

 

Articles

“The Perils of Impartiality: policing communal violence in Victorian India,” in Policing Empires, ed. Amandine Lauro, Emmanuel Blanchard, and Marieke Bloembergen. Berne: Peter Lang, 2017. 

“Those the empire washed ashore: uncovering Ireland’s multiracial past” in Ireland in an Imperial World: Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion, ed. Michael de Nie, Timothy McMahon, and Paul Townend. London: Palgrave, 2017.

The Snake’s Pass and the Irish Question,” in Bram Stoker, The Snake’s Pass: critical edition, ed. Lisabeth Buchelt. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2015.

“Martyrs of Liberty: open-air preaching and popular violence in Victorian Britain and Ireland,” in Faith, War, and Violence: Religion and Public Life, vol. 39, ed. Gabriel Ricci. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014.

“‹‹ Tirer avec effet immediat ››: la répression des émeutes en Irelande et aux Indes à l’époque coloniale,” [“‘Firing Should be at Once Effective’: riot control in colonial Ireland and South Asia,” in Polices d’Empires: XVIII ͤ - XIX ͤ siècles, ed. Vincent Denis and Catherine Denis. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2012.

“Massacre by the Book: Amritsar and the rules of public-order policing in Britain and India,” Britain and the World 4, 2 (September 2011), p. 247-68.

“The Sepoys of the Pound and Sandy Row: empire and identity in mid-Victorian Belfast,” Journal of Urban History 36, 6 (November 2010), p. 849-67.

“Visible Differences: the 1859 Revival and communal identity in Belfast,” in Irish Protestant Identities, ed. Mervyn Busteed, Frank Neal, and Jon Tonge. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008, p. 141-54.

 

 

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Awards

MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award, 2014-15

National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute in India, 2013

Amherst College Copeland Colloquium Fellowship, 2008-09

Penn Humanities Forum Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2007-08

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-06

Research/Scholarly Activity

In progress: Editor of The British Empire: a historical encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, forthcoming 2018).

Creative Activity

Book in progress: Songs of the Semi-detached: The Kinks vs. Swinging London (Reaktion Books). Link.

In the Media

"Immigrant Suspicion Isn't New," John Carney, Shelbyville Times-Gazette: http://www.t-g.com/story/2395337.html

Courses

History 1120, World Civilizations II

History 3010, The Historian's Craft

History 3070, Modern India

History 3090, The Fall of the British Empire

History 3090, The British Empire

History 4360, Britain in the Nineteenth Century

History 4370, Britain in the Twentieth Century

History 4380, History of Ireland

History 6202/7202, Readings in Modern Europe

History 6205/7205, Research in Modern Europe (The British Empire)

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Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
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Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
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Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
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