Associate Professor of the Practice of History
Telephone: (617) 552-3966
Office Location: Connolly House, Irish Studies
PhD, Boston College, 1992
Fields of Interest
Irish and British political and cultural history; the history of film and the electronic media in Ireland and Britain; ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland.
Robert J. Savage is Associate Professor of the Practice of History in the Boston College Department of History where he teaches Modern European, British and Irish history. He is the author of A Loss of Innocence? Television and Irish Society 1960-1972, (winner of the 2010 James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Best Book in History and Social Sciences from the American Conference for Irish Studies)
His other books include Sean Lemass: a biography (1999), Irish Television: the Political and Social Origins (1996) and Ireland in the New Century, Politics, Identity and Culture (editor and contributing author, 2003). Manchester University Press/Palgrave Macmillan will publish his new monograph The BBC’s Irish Troubles in 2015. He served as a director of the Boston College Irish Studies Program from 1995 to 2010.
Savage teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in European, Irish and British history including: Europe and the Atlantic World, A Dis-United Kingdom? Culture and Identity in Ireland, Scotland and Wales 1707-2014, Ireland Since the Famine, A Political and Social History of Nineteenth Century Ireland, ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland and Media and Modern Irelan