Publications since 2008
(2017) Radio Ulster A Kist o Wurds, with Helen Mark. First broadcast Sunday 11 June. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p055d652/p055d5rj
(2017) ‘Family networks and social connections in the survival of a seventeenth-century library collection’, Library and Information History 33.2, 123-42.
(2016) with Trevor Parkhill and Peter Roebuck, ‘A White Linen Hall for Newry or Belfast’ Irish Economic and Social History 43, 1-12.
(2015) ‘Every picture tells a story: an Irish photographer and his times’ Familia , 31, 1-15.
(2012) ‘The Conway Estate in County Antrim: an example of seventeenth-century ‘English’ building styles in Ireland’ in Olivia Horsfall-Turner ed., The Mirror of Great Britain: national identity in seventeenth-century British architecture (Reading, Spire Books in association with The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain).
(2012, first published 1990) ‘The organisation of sewing outwork in late nineteenth-century Ulster” in Maxine Berg ed., Markets and manufactures in early in industrial Europe (London, Routledge).
(2008) ‘Sources for a seventeenth century Ulster estate: the Hastings (Irish) Papers in the Huntington Library, California’ Familia 24, 145-54.
Plus numerous book reviews.
Prior to 2008
(2005) Brenda Collins, Philip Ollerenshaw and Trevor Parkhill eds., Industry, Trade and People in Ireland 1650-1950: essays in honour of W.H. Crawford (Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation).
(2003) Brenda Collins and Philip Ollerenshaw eds., The European Linen Industry in Historical Perspective (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
(1994) Flax to fabric, the story of Irish linen (Lisburn: Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum).
ARTICLES IN BOOKS
(2005) ‘Taste, chemistry and mechanics: early industrial Lisburn 1760-1825’ in Brenda Collins, Philip Ollerenshaw and Trevor Parkhill eds., Industry, trade and people in Ireland 1650-1950: essays in honour of W.H. Crawford (belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation).
(2004) Entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: William Coulson (1739-1801); James Herdman (1809-1901); Sir (John) Graham Larmour (1897-1968).
(2003) with Philip Ollerenshaw ‘The European Linen Industry since the Middle Ages’ in Brenda Collins and Philip Ollerenshaw eds., The European Linen Industry in Historical Perspective (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
(1999) ‘Matters material and luxurious: eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Irish linen consumption’ in Jacqueline Hill and Colm Lennon eds., Luxury and Austerity (Irish Conference of Historians, 21), Dublin: University College Dublin Press).
(1997) ‘The linen industry and emigration to Britain during the mid-nineteenth century’ in E. Margaret Crawford ed., The hungry stream: essays on emigration and famine (Belfast: Centre for Emigration Studies, Ulster America Folk Park and the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast).
(1997) ‘The loom, the land and the marketplace: women weavers and the family economy in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ireland’ in Marilyn Cohen ed., The Warp of Ulster’s Past (New York: St. Martin’s Press).
(1996, first published 1981) with A.C. Hepburn ‘Industrial society: the structure of Belfast 1901’ in A.C. Hepburn A Past Apart: studies in the history of catholic Belfast 1850-1950 (Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation).
(1994) with Ruth Finnegan ‘Staying and moving: links between migration and community’ in W.T.R.Pryce ed., From family history to community history. Open University DA301.
(1994) with Kate Tiller and Terry Thomas ‘Family, community and religion’ in John Golby ed., Communities and families. Open University DA301.
(1994) ‘Record repositories in Ireland’ in in M.Drake and R. Finnegan Sources and Methods: a Handbook. Open University DA301.
(1993) ‘The Irish in Britain 1780-1921’ in Brian J. Graham and Lindsay J. Proudfoot eds., An Historical Geography of Ireland (London: Academic Press).
(1992) ‘Von der Heimarbeit in die Fabrik’ (‘Homeworkers in the Irish linen industry’) in K. Ditt and S.Pollard eds., Industrialisierung und Arbeiterschaft in leinen-und Baumwollregionen West Europas wahrend des 18. Und 19. Jahrhundert (Paderborn).
(1991) ‘The origins of Irish immigration to Scotland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ in T.M. Devine ed., Irish immigrants and Scottish society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Edinburgh: John Donald).
(1990) ‘Numbers to the Alphabet of History’ in M. Hill and S. Barber eds., Aspects of Irish Studies (Belfast, Institute of Irish Studies).
(1990) ‘Census studies, comparatively speaking’ in E. Mawdsley, N. Morgan, L. Richmond, R. Trainor eds., History and Computing III: Historians, Computers and Data (Manchester and New York).
(1988) ‘Sewing and social structure: the flowerers of Scotland and Ireland’ in Rosalind Mitchison and Peter Roebuck eds., Economy and society in Scotland and Ireland 1500-1939 (Edinburgh, John Donald).
(1987) with John Power ‘Families, Individuals and Fertility in Ireland; the FIFI project’ in P. Denley and D. Hopkin History and Computing I (Manchester).
(1983) ‘The Edwardian City’ in J.C. Beckett and others Belfast: the making of a city (Belfast, Appletree Press).
(1982) (with L.A. Clarkson) ‘Proto-industrialisation in an Irish town – Lisburn 1820-21’ in Proceedings of VIII International Congress of Economic History.
(1982) ‘Irish emigration to Dundee and Paisley during the first half of the nineteenth century’ in J.M. Goldstrom and L.A. Clarkson eds., Irish population, economy and society: essays in honour of the late K.H. Connell (Oxford; Clarendon Press).
(1981) with A.C. Hepburn ‘Industrial society: the structure of Belfast 1901’ in Peter Roebuck ed., Plantation to Partition: essays in honour of J.L. McCracken (Belfast: Blackstaff Press).
(2001) ‘Been there, done that: the availability and uses of Irish twentieth century census records’ Familia 17, 1-15.
(1995) ‘Irish emigration to Britain during the famine decade 1841-51’ Familia 11, 1-16.
(1993) ‘The analysis of census returns the 1901 census of Ireland’ Ulster Local Studies 15.1, 38-46.
(1984) ‘Early evidence of Irish immigration to Scotland: a note on a Catholic parish register’ Local Population Studies 32, 28-33.
(1982) ‘Proto-industrialisation and pre-Famine emigration’ Social History 7:2, 127-46.
(1982) ‘The computer as a research tool’ Journal of the Society of Archivists vol.7 no.1, 6-12.
(1978) with Michael Anderson ‘The administration of the 1851 census in the county of East Lothian’ Local Population Studies 20, 32-7.
(1977) with Michael Anderson and Craig Stott ‘The national sample from the 1851 census of Great Britain: sampling and data handling procedures’ Urban History Yearbook, 55-9.