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Thomas Hachey

executive director, center for irish programs; university professor of history

Professor Thomas E. Hachey
Professor Thomas E. Hachey, University Professor of History and Executive Director, Center for Irish Programs

Thomas E. Hachey is Executive Director of the Center for Irish Programs at Boston College with responsibility for the Irish Institute, Irish Studies, the Dublin academic complex, and the Burn's Library's Irish collections (in addition to providing oversight and coordination for all other University Irish initiatives). Formerly Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University where he served for over three decades as a professor of British and Irish History, Hachey has authored and/or edited scores of book reviews, chapters, and articles on subjects ranging from Irish nationalism to international terrorism. He has also authored, edited, co-authored or co-edited eight books to date. Professor Hachey was awarded the Roger McHugh Prize in 2003, given by the New Hibernian Review, in conjunction with the President of University College, Dublin, for an article entitled The Rhetoric and Reality of Irish Neutrality. His current research, based on British and Irish government archival materials, concern the Irish state's turbulent Commonwealth relationship from 1922 to 1949. 

Selected Publications: 

  • Britain and Irish Separatism (1977) 
  • Perspectives on Irish Nationalism (1988) 
  • The Irish Experience (revised edition: co-edited with L.J. McCaffrey, 1996)
  • editor, The Problem of Partition: Peril to World Peace (1972)
  • "The Rhetoric and Reality of Irish Neutrality," in New Hibernian Review (Winter 2002)
  • editor and contributing author, Turning Points in Twentieth Century Irish History (2011)

Connolly House 207
617-552-4847
thomas.hachey.1@bc.edu