Professor Mike Cronin
Academic Director, Boston College Ireland
Professor Mike Cronin has been the Academic Director of Boston College Ireland since 2005. He was educated at the University of Kent and Oxford University where he was awarded his D.Phil. He has published widely on various aspects of Irish history, and is a renowned scholar in the area of sport. He is a regular media commentator on aspects of Irish and sporting history. While at BC, Professor Cronin has developed a series of major public history projects based around Irish topics including the 2008-12 GAA Oral History Project, and since 2013, the major online repository and real time history project for the Irish Decade of Centenaries, Century Ireland.
Fields of Interest:
Irish history; Sports history; Irish identities and the diaspora; State Spectacles and commemoration.
Recent publications include:
Sport: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2014)
A History of Ireland (Palgrave, 2014)
Irish History for Dummies (Wiley, 2011).
Doesn't Time Fly? Aer Lingus - Its History (Collins Press, 2011)
The GAA: A People’s History (Collins Press, 2009)
Wearing the Green: A History of St Patrick’s Day (Routledge, 2002).