Tim Watt

Tim Watt

I completed a PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, in March 2014, entitled ‘Order and Disorder in Ireland, 1692-1735’. The thesis explored large-scale popular violence and the effects on people in Ireland of war in Europe, and Great Britain’s transformation into a ‘fiscal-military state’. I published an article in Irish Historical Studies (May 2014), examining the relationship between the corruption of the law and gang violence in Dublin in the 1720s, and I am currently investigating popular resistance to taxation in early eighteenth-century Ireland. My research interests include popular politics, the forces of law and order, and function of the ‘moral economy’ in Irish society. I am currently preparing my thesis for publication as a book.