Part-Time Lecturer
School of Geography & Archaeology - The Human Environment
Department of Geography,
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-(0)21-490 2517
E: d.butler@ucc.ie

David J. Butler, an historical geographer by training, is a graduate of The National University of Ireland -  University College Cork (UCC) in history and geography (BA: 1997); he pursued his doctoral studies at the department of Geography, UCC, culminating in 2003 with the award of PhD (N.U.I.), before going on to complete the NUI Diploma in GIS.

Butler has held a number of academic research and teaching positions, commencing with a post-doctoral research associate-ship at the UCC Coastal & Marine Resources Centre (CMRC), (2003-04), followed by appointment as HEA (North-South) Post-doctoral Research Fellow, at department of Sociology, UCC (2004-06) and, more recently, as IRCHSS Post-doctoral Research Associate at the department of history, University of Limerick (2010-11). He is an active teacher at third-level institutes across the province of Munster: at the department of history, University of Limerick, as teaching assistant on the MA History of Family (2007-09) and since 2011 as course director of the Certificate in History of Family and Genealogical Methods; at the department of religious studies, St Patrick's College of Education, Thurles (2008-09), and particularly at the department of Geography and the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork (since 2001), where he is academic course coordinator of the NUI Diploma in Genealogy.

Butler's doctoral thesis was published by Four Courts Press Dublin as South Tipperary, 1570-1841: Religion, Land & Rivalry (2005: hardback, reissued 2007: paperback); the author of over thirty research papers, he has presented research findings at more than forty national and international conferences, across Europe (Ireland, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany) and America, in recognition of which, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society [FRHistS], in 2006. 

Currently serving a two-year term (2013-15) as immediate past chair of the Geography of Religions and Belief Systems Speciality Group (GORABS) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),  having previous served as chair (2011-13), secretary (2009-11) and board member (2007-09), David Butler was elected by the Council of the Association of American Geographers to a three year term (2013-16) on the Standing Committee for Archives and Association History.  Butler was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society [FRGS] in 2006.
 
A committed researcher of the history of family, Butler has, since 2000, served as a board member of The Butler Society, and was, in 2006, appointed editor of Journal of the Butler Society. He has published on family history in a range of periodicals, and has been a member of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, since 2003. He was appointed editor of its journal, The Irish Genealogist, in 2012. The study of history of family, essentially, the study of the path of human's interaction with their environment over time has been his overarching research concern and, in 2004, Butler was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce [FRSA].

Research Interests

The author of over thirty research papers, David Butler has presented research findings at more than forty national and international conferences, across Europe (Ireland, Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany) and America. 


A committed  interdisciplinarian, his research interests encompass the following areas:


  • The political, cultural, historical and religious geography of Ireland since the Reformation; 
  • The Irish Diaspora, and Irish migratory flows;
  • The history of family;
  • Patterns of migration from the European continent to Britain and Ireland and onward to former colonies of the British Empire.;
  • The study of Majority-minority relations, with particular reference to Protestant-Roman Catholic relations;
  • Historical GIS (geographical information systems) and the digital humanities.


Books

YearPublication
(2013)Two Hundred and Seventy Five Years of Freemasonry in Bandon.
David J. Butler and Alwyn C. Williams (2013) Two Hundred and Seventy Five Years of Freemasonry in Bandon. Cork: Provincial Grand Lodge of Munster. [Details]
(2010)Three Hundred Years of Freemasonry in Youghal, Co. Cork.
Butler, David J.; (2010) Three Hundred Years of Freemasonry in Youghal, Co. Cork. Cork: The Provincial Grand Library & Archive of Munster Freemasons. [Details]
(2009)Christ Church Fermoy, 1809-2009: A commanding silhouette.
Butler, David J. and Baylor, Hazel; (2009) Christ Church Fermoy, 1809-2009: A commanding silhouette. Cork: The Fermoy Union of Parishes. [Details]
(2007)South Tipperary, 1570-1841: Religion, Land and Rivalry (paperback).
Butler, David J.; (2007) South Tipperary, 1570-1841: Religion, Land and Rivalry (paperback). Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2006)South Tipperary, 1570-1841: Religion, Land and Rivalry (hardback).
Butler, David J.; (2006) South Tipperary, 1570-1841: Religion, Land and Rivalry (hardback). Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(1999)Cahir: A Guide to Heritage Town and District.
Butler, David J.; (1999) Cahir: A Guide to Heritage Town and District. Cahir: Cahir Tourism-Heritage Association. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2013)'‘Death Notices and Obituaries in provincial Irish newspapers, 1820-1900’'
Ciara Breathnach and David J. Butler (2013) '‘Death Notices and Obituaries in provincial Irish newspapers, 1820-1900’' In: Death and Dying in Ireland, Britain and Europe - Historical Prespectives: Historical Studies XXVIII [28], Proceedings of the 30th Conference of Irish Historians. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2012)'‘Conflicting Subtleties: Southern Irish Protestant Nationalism since 1920’'
David J. Butler (2012) '‘Conflicting Subtleties: Southern Irish Protestant Nationalism since 1920’' In: On the Anvil: essays presented to Professor William J. Smyth, M.R.I.A. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2012)'‘William J. Smyth: fifty years of scholarly activity, 1962-2012’'
David J. Butler (2012) '‘William J. Smyth: fifty years of scholarly activity, 1962-2012’' In: On the Anvil: essays presented to Professor William J. Smyth, M.R.I.A. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2015)'‘“A most difficult assignment”: mapping the emergence of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ireland’'
David J. Butler (2015) '‘“A most difficult assignment”: mapping the emergence of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ireland’' In: Stanley D. Brunn (eds). The Changing World Religion Map. New York: Springer. Globe icon [Details]
(2008)''Reaching the unawakened multitude: Christian Evangelical Progress in County Clare''
Butler, David J.; (2008) ''Reaching the unawakened multitude: Christian Evangelical Progress in County Clare'' In: Clare: History & Society - Interdisciplinary Essays on the History of an Irish County. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]
(2008)'Survival of the Fittest: Protestant dissenting congregations of Munster, 1660-1810'
Butler, David J.; (2008) 'Survival of the Fittest: Protestant dissenting congregations of Munster, 1660-1810' In: Irish Protestant Identities. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2005)'Church Records and Irish Genealogical Research'
Butler, David J.; (2005) 'Church Records and Irish Genealogical Research' In: Reader of the Diploma in Arts: Local & Regional Studies. Cork: The Centre for Adult Continuing Education, U.C.C. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2008)
David J. Butler (Ed.). (2008) Journal of The Butler Society, Vol. 4, No. 4. Kilkenny Castle: The Butler Society. [Details]
(2012)
Patrick J. Duffy and William Nolan (Ed.). (2012) On the Anvil: Essays presented to Professor William J. Smyth, M.R.I.A. Dublin: Geography Publications. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2009)'Difference, Identity and Community in Southern Irish Protestantism: The Protestants of West Cork [since 1920]'
Butler, David J. and Ruane, Joseph; (2009) 'Difference, Identity and Community in Southern Irish Protestantism: The Protestants of West Cork [since 1920]'. National Identities, 11 (1):73-86 [Details]
(2007)'Southern Irish Protestants: an example of de-ethnicisation?'
Ruane, Joseph and Butler, David J.; (2007) 'Southern Irish Protestants: an example of de-ethnicisation?'. Nations and Nationalism, 13 (4):619-635 [Details]
(2007)'Returning to its Old Form: Roman Catholic Church renewal and inter-church rivalry in South Tipperary, 1730-1830'
Butler, David J.; (2007) 'Returning to its Old Form: Roman Catholic Church renewal and inter-church rivalry in South Tipperary, 1730-1830'. History Ireland, 15 (2):24-29 [Details]
(2005)'Controlling Insurrection: Garrisons, Police Barracks and Bridewells in South Tipperary, c.1750-c.1840'
Butler, David J.; (2005) 'Controlling Insurrection: Garrisons, Police Barracks and Bridewells in South Tipperary, c.1750-c.1840'. The Irish Sword, 25 (97):290-305 [Details]
(2004)'Defence from the Dispossessed: The State-Sponsored Garrisoning of the South Tipperary Landscape, c.1650-c.1730'
Butler, David J.; (2004) 'Defence from the Dispossessed: The State-Sponsored Garrisoning of the South Tipperary Landscape, c.1650-c.1730'. The Irish Sword, 24 (95):45-56 [Details]
(2004)'The Churches and Plate of the Church of Ireland in the dioceses of Cashel, Emly, Waterford and Lismore'
Butler, David J.; (2004) 'The Churches and Plate of the Church of Ireland in the dioceses of Cashel, Emly, Waterford and Lismore'. Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 134 :91-165 [Details]
(2003)'House of Rouskagh: The Obscuring of a Cadet Branch of the Butlers of Cahir'
Butler, David J.; (2003) 'House of Rouskagh: The Obscuring of a Cadet Branch of the Butlers of Cahir'. Irish Genealogist, 11 (2):118-134 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2008)'‘Transatlantic Butler Correspondence of Sixty Years Ago’'
David J. Butler (2008) '‘Transatlantic Butler Correspondence of Sixty Years Ago’' Journal of The Butler Society, 4 (4) :673-675. [Details]
(2011)'‘Most Worshipful Caleb Butler (1776-1854): Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts’'
David J. Butler (2011) '‘Most Worshipful Caleb Butler (1776-1854): Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts’' Journal of The Butler Society, 5 (1) :84-88. [Details]
(2003)'Butler of Rouskagh, County Tipperary'
David J. Butler (2003) 'Butler of Rouskagh, County Tipperary' Journal of The Butler Society, 4 (3) :453-461. [Details]
(2003)'Presbyterianism in Clonmel, 1650-1977'
Butler, David J.; (2003) 'Presbyterianism in Clonmel, 1650-1977' Tipperary Historical Journal, 16 :81-101. [Details]
(2002)'A Survival of the Fittest: Protestant Dissenting Congregations of Cork, Waterford and Tipperary, 1650-1810'
Butler, David J.; (2002) 'A Survival of the Fittest: Protestant Dissenting Congregations of Cork, Waterford and Tipperary, 1650-1810' Chimera: UCC Geographical Journal, 17 :86-96. [Details]
(2002)'Beyond Roman Catholicism: Other Aspects of Christianity in Carrick-on-Suir Since the Reformation'
Butler, David J.; (2002) 'Beyond Roman Catholicism: Other Aspects of Christianity in Carrick-on-Suir Since the Reformation' Tipperary Historical Journal, 15 :127-143. [Details]
(2001)'Representing Christianity in Ireland: The Literature of the Origin Legend'
Butler, David J.; (2001) 'Representing Christianity in Ireland: The Literature of the Origin Legend' Chimera: UCC Geographical Journal, 16 :92-100. [Details]
(2001)'Presbyterianism in the Fethard District, circa 1690-1919: Part II'
Butler, David J.; (2001) 'Presbyterianism in the Fethard District, circa 1690-1919: Part II' Tipperary Historical Journal, 14 :129-137. [Details]
(2000)'Presbyterianism in the Fethard District, circa 1690-1919, Part I'
Butler, David J.; (2000) 'Presbyterianism in the Fethard District, circa 1690-1919, Part I' Tipperary Historical Journal, 13 :64-72. [Details]
(2000)'The Jehovah¿s Witnesses in Ireland: Origins, Settlement, Distribution and Territorial Organisation'
Butler, David J.; (2000) 'The Jehovah¿s Witnesses in Ireland: Origins, Settlement, Distribution and Territorial Organisation' Chimera: UCC Geographical Journal, 15 :30-37. [Details]
(1999)'The Meeting House of the Protestant Dissenter: A Study of Design, Layout and Location in Southern Ireland'
Butler, David J.; (1999) 'The Meeting House of the Protestant Dissenter: A Study of Design, Layout and Location in Southern Ireland' Chimera: UCC Geographical Journal, 14 :118-124. [Details]
(1998)'An Historical Geography of the Irish Baptist Churches, 1650-1870'
Butler, David J.; (1998) 'An Historical Geography of the Irish Baptist Churches, 1650-1870' Chimera: UCC Geographical Journal, 13 :56-62. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2006)UCC Archive of [Cork, Cloyne and Ross Church of Ireland] Diocesan and Parochial Magazines: II.
Butler, David J.; (2006) UCC Archive of [Cork, Cloyne and Ross Church of Ireland] Diocesan and Parochial Magazines: II. United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Magazine of United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. [Details]
(2005)UCC Archive of [Cork, Cloyne and Ross Church of Ireland] Diocesan and Parochial Magazines.
Butler, David J.; (2005) UCC Archive of [Cork, Cloyne and Ross Church of Ireland] Diocesan and Parochial Magazines. United Dioceses of Cork Cloyne and Ross, Magazine of the United Dioceses of Cork Cloyne and Ross. [Details]
(2003)Historical Background to the Fair of Cahir: Patent Granted in 1614.
Butler, David J.; (2003) Historical Background to the Fair of Cahir: Patent Granted in 1614. The Fair of Cahir Meets, Cahir. [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2007)William J. Smyth, Map-making, Landscapes and Memory: A Geography of Colonial and Early Modern Ireland, c.1530-1750.
Butler, David J.; (2007) William J. Smyth, Map-making, Landscapes and Memory: A Geography of Colonial and Early Modern Ireland, c.1530-1750. The Geographical Journal 173:3 (September 2007): Book Reviews [Details]
(2006)David Dickson, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster, 1630-1830.
Butler, David J.; (2006) David Dickson, Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster, 1630-1830. H-Net Review: Book Reviews Globe icon [Details]
(2004)Sam Hutchinson, Towers, Spires, and Pinnacles: A History of the Cathedrals and Churches of the Church of Ireland.
Butler, David J.; (2004) Sam Hutchinson, Towers, Spires, and Pinnacles: A History of the Cathedrals and Churches of the Church of Ireland. Tipperary Historical Journal 17 (2004): Book Reviews [Details]
(2003)A.P.W. Malcomson, Archbishop Charles Agar: Churchmanship and Politics in Ireland, 1760-1810.
Butler, David J.; (2003) A.P.W. Malcomson, Archbishop Charles Agar: Churchmanship and Politics in Ireland, 1760-1810. Tipperary Historical Journal 16 (2003): Book Reviews [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

YearPublication
(2004)Bibliomara: An Annotated Indexed Bibliography of Cultural and Maritime Heritage Studies of the Coastal Zone in Ireland.
Butler, David J.; (2004) Bibliomara: An Annotated Indexed Bibliography of Cultural and Maritime Heritage Studies of the Coastal Zone in Ireland. . Encyclopedia Entries. Globe icon [Details]

Manual

YearPublication
(2009)The Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 555 Fermoy & Cork: A Bicentennial History, 1801-2009.
Butler, David J.; (2009) The Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 555 Fermoy & Cork: A Bicentennial History, 1801-2009. Cork: Manual [Details]
(2009)Cahir: A Visitors Guide.
Butler, David J.; (2009) Cahir: A Visitors Guide. Cahir: Manual [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2010)Youghal Freemasons recount over 300 years of history.
Butler, David J.; (2010) Youghal Freemasons recount over 300 years of history. Midleton, Co. Cork: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2009)We must challenge prejudices about the Protestant religion.
Butler, David J.; (2009) We must challenge prejudices about the Protestant religion. Cork: Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1999)Wesleyan [Methodist] Chapel, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.
Butler, David J.; (1999) Wesleyan [Methodist] Chapel, Killorglin, Co. Kerry. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2004HEA (North-South) Post-doctoral research fellow The Higher Education Authority (HEA)
2012‘A Gentlemanly Network: The Gabbett Alliance of Regional Estates, 1690-1923’ The Heritage Council of Ireland
2009The conservation and historical research of a trio of Masonic oil-on-canvas tracing boards from the 1830s, at Youghal, Co. Cork The heritage Council of Ireland
2005Cashel, Waterford & Lismore Diocesan Board of Education
2006Tipperariana Book of the Year, 2005
2001IRCHSS Doctoral Scholar in Humanities & Social Sciences
2005NUI Publication Award

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
The Association of American Geographers (AAG) Member05-MAR-06 /
The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland Life Member01-FEB-05 /
The Cork International Choral Festival Executive Board Member since 201001-SEP-10 /
The Butler Society Hon. Editor of Journal of The Butler Society (since 2006); Board Member since 2000.24-AUG-00 /
Geography of Religions, Faith and Spirituality Working Group - The Royal Geographic Society, with the Institute of British Geographers Secretary - elected in 2010.01-SEP-10 /
Geography of Religions and Belief Systems Speciality Group (GORABS) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Chair. Elected to serve a two-year term (2011-13); a board member since 2007.16-APR-11 / 15-APR-13
The Irish Genealogical Research Society Hon. Editor of the society journal, The Irish Genealogist and Member of Council (from 2012); a member since December 2003 (No. 5453).12-OCT-03 /
The Royal Historical Society Fellow [FRHistS]. Elected by Council in January 2006, after a two-year probation as an ordinary member. (FRHistS)16-JAN-06 /
The Royal Geographical Society Fellow [FRGS]. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in January 2006 (No. 694818), having been (since 2001) a member of its Historical Geography Research Group (HGRG), in association with the Institute of British Geographers.16-JAN-06 /
The Royal Society for the Promotion of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce Fellow [FRSA]. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, in July 2004 (No. 357921), following a vetting process by the fellowship, submission of CV and samples of written work to council.07-DEC-04 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2010)The 2nd Annual GORABS Lecture (Washington, D.C.),
Professor David Ley (2010) 'Homo religiosus? Religion and immigrant subjectivities'. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], The 2nd Annual GORABS Lecture (Washington, D.C.), Washington D.C., USA , 14-APR-10 - 14-APR-10. [Details]
(2011)Symposium on Death and Dying (University of Limerick),
David J. Butler (2011) 'GIS and the Historian: Obituaries in provincial Irish newspapers, 1860-1900'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Symposium on Death and Dying (University of Limerick), University of Limerick, Limerick , 27-OCT-11 - 27-OCT-11. [Details]
(2012)108th Conference of Association of American Geographers (AAG),
David J. Butler (and Ciara Breathnach) (2012) ‘Getting the word out’: The culture of deaths and obituaries in nineteenth century Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 108th Conference of Association of American Geographers (AAG), New York, NY, USA , 24-FEB-12 - 29-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)The 4th Annual GORABS Lecture (New York, USA),
Professor Ceri Peach (2012) 'Islam and the Art of Mosque Construction in Western Europe'. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], The 4th Annual GORABS Lecture (New York, USA), The Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, Ballroom East, New York, NY, USA , 26-FEB-12 - 26-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)108th Conference of Association of American Geographers (AAG),,
Eoin O'Mahony and David J. Butler (2012) ‘New perspectives on the geographies of religion and faith’. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 108th Conference of Association of American Geographers (AAG),, Nassau A, Hilton New York, NY, USA , 27-FEB-12 - 27-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012)The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Conference,
David J. Butler (2012) 'Memorialising the Irish abroad: obituaries in nineteenth-century Irish newspapers' in the session, Session: Death and Grief, Ireland 1641-1936. [Oral Presentation], The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) Conference, Centre for the History of Emotions, Queen Mary University of London, London UK , 10-SEP-12 - 12-SEP-12. [Details]
(2011)107th Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG),
David J. Butler; (2011) Sacred Spaces and Funerary Practices in Nineteenth Century Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 107th Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Seattle, Washington, U.S.A , 12-APR-11 - 16-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)106th Conference of the Association of American Geographers,
David J. Butler; (2010) Constancy in the midst of change: Protestant youth networks in south-western Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 106th Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Washington DC, U.S.A , 12-APR-10 - 18-APR-11. [Details]
(2009)105th Conference of the Association of American Geographers,
David J. Butler; (2009) The Church with No Name: Christian Conventions and House Church Networks in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 105th Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A , 22-MAR-09 - 27-MAR-09. [Details]
(2009)Third Nordic Geographers Meeting,
David J. Butler; (2009) A Parallel Universe? Growing up Protestant in West Cork, Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Third Nordic Geographers Meeting, Turku, Finland , 08-JUN-09 - 11-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009)Conference of Irish Geographers (CIG),
David J. Butler; (2009) Ancient and Modern in Irish Historical Geography: Using Historical GIS to mine the Archive. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers (CIG), University College Cork, Ireland , 14-MAY-09 - 16-MAY-09. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
The Council of The Irish Genealogical Research Society Hon. Editor of Journal; Member of Council2012 /
Geography of Religions, Faith and Spirituality Working Group - The Royal Geographic Society, with the Institute of British Geographers Secretary - elected to a two year term in 20102010 /
The Butler Society Hon. Editor of Journal (since 2006) / Board Member (since 2000)2006 /
The Cork International Choral Festival Member of The Executive Board2010 /
Geography of Religions and Belief Systems Speciality Group, Association of American Geographers Chair (2011-13), previously Secretary (2009-11) and Board Member (2007-09)2007 /
Organising Committee, Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland Member of Organising Committee, co-ordinating abstracts and sessions, administration and session chairs.2007 / 2008

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Department of Sociology, University College Cork HEA (North-South) Post-doctoral Research Fellow02-FEB-04 / 31-JUL-06
Department of History, University of Limerick IRCHSS Post-doctoral Research Associate01-MAR-11 / 01-JUN-12
Centre for Adult Continuing Education, U.C.C. Evening Lecturer01-OCT-01 /
Department of Geography, University College Cork Lecturer in Historical Geography (P/T)01-OCT-01 /
The Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC), University of Limerick Academic Director01-SEP-11 /
Department of History, University of Limerick Teaching Fellow (History of Family)01-AUG-07 / 31-JUL-09
St Patrick's College of Education, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Lecturer in Church History (P/T)01-AUG-08 / 31-JUL-09
Department of Geography, University College Cork Senior Demonstrator (Cartography); Senior Tutor/Teaching Assistant01-OCT-97 / 31-MAY-01
Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC), University College Cork Post-doctoral Research Associate01-OCT-03 / 02-FEB-04

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2003University College Cork (UCC) DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHYHistorical Geography of Religions
1997University College Cork (UCC) BACHELOR OF ARTSJoint Honours - History & Geography
2004University College Cork (UCC) Postgraduate DiplomaGeographical Information Systems (GIS)

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Irish FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
English FluentFluentFluent

Teaching Interests

David Butler's teaching interests are encapsulated by the following themes:

  • The political, cultural, historical and religious geography of Ireland since the Reformation; 
  • The Irish Diaspora, and Irish migratory flows;
  • The history of family;
  • Patterns of migration from the European continent to Britain and Ireland and onward to former colonies of the British Empire.;
  • The study of Majority-minority relations, with particular reference to Protestant-Roman Catholic relations;
  • Historical GIS (geographical information systems) and the digital humanities.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Genealogy Portfolio AD1897Genealogy Portfolio
2015Genealogical Record Keeping AD1898Genealogical Record Keeping
2015Genealogy Sources AD1895Genealogy Sources
2015Historical Geographies of Ireland: Social, Economic and Cultural Transformations GG3049Historical Geographies of Ireland: Social, Economic and Cultural Transformations