Dr Jo Byrne

Dr Jo Byrne

Wilson Family Research Fellow in Maritime History

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History

Qualifications

  • PGDip (University of Birmingham)
  • PGDip (University of Hull)
  • PhD (University of Hull)
  • BA (University of Sheffield)

Summary

Jo has a background in historical research, research administration and cultural sector practice. She is an enthusiastic interdisciplinary researcher working at the interface of maritime history, cultural geography and cultural curatorship. As a maritime historian, research interests include fisheries history, late twentieth-century maritime transitions and port-city cultures. Other research themes include oral history, place memory, lived experience of place and community heritage.

In addition to her academic career, Jo has over 20 years’ experience as a cultural sector manager, primarily in the fields of the historic and built environment. She has worked in the areas of project and grant management, policy development and service delivery, located within the public, third and HE sectors. Most recently, she was the research manager for the University of Hull’s evaluation of the outcomes and processes of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Memory on the waterfront in late twentieth-century Hull

Byrne, J., & Ombler, A. (2017). Memory on the waterfront in late twentieth-century Hull. In Hull: Culture, History, Place, 270-301. Liverpool University Press

Housing and the move to the estates

Byrne, J. (2017). Housing and the move to the estates. In Hull: Culture, History, Place, 50-51. Liverpool University Press

Hull, fishing and the life and death of Trawlertown: Living the spaces of a trawling port-city

Byrne, J. (2016). Hull, fishing and the life and death of Trawlertown: Living the spaces of a trawling port-city. In Port Towns and Urban Cultures: International Histories of the Waterfront, c.1700-2000, 243-263. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-48316-4

Journal Article

After the Trawl: Memory and Afterlife in the Wake of Hull’s Distant-Water Fishing Industry

Byrne, J. (2015). After the Trawl: Memory and Afterlife in the Wake of Hull’s Distant-Water Fishing Industry. International Journal of Maritime History, 27(4), 816-822. https://doi.org/10.1177/0843871415610281

Research interests

Maritime History

Fisheries History

Port-City Cultures

Oral History

Memory and Place

Heritage Theory

Community Heritage