School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Modern Irish History seminars

The Modern Irish History research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all.

This year's theme is 'Uses of the past: history, memory and commemoration'.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 18.00 on Tuesdays in room G.13, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place. All are welcome!

Event schedule

Semester 2 2015/16
Date/time Speaker Topic
Tuesday 12 January Professor Mo Moulton (Harvard University)

‘In the Land of the Sassenach': Irish Republican Lives in interwar England

Joint event with Diaspora Studies seminar series

Venue change: Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre

Tuesday  26 January Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid (University of Sheffield) The Personal is Political: Cultures of Commemoration and the Children of 1916
Wednesday 10 February Joseph Curran (University of Edinburgh), Laura Harrison (University of Edinburgh), Naomi Lloyd-Jones (King’s College London) and Maggie Scull (King’s College London)

Four Nations History: A Panel Discussion

Joint event with Scottish History Seminar

Time and venue change: 5.15 pm, room G.16

Tuesday  1 March Thomas Dolan (University of Edinburgh) Visions of History in the Political Thought of the Architects of Peace in Northern Ireland
Tuesday 22 March Dr Laura McAtackney (Aarhus University)

Recovering Marginalized Narratives of Revolutionary Ireland: The Kilmainham Gaol Graffiti Project

Venue change: G.16

Semester 1 2015/16
Date/time Speaker Topic
Tuesday 13 October Professor David T. Gleeson (Northumbria University) ‘With the ardour and devotion of knights renown':    Irish Americans remember the Civil War
Tuesday 27 October Dr Gillian O’Brien (Liverpool John Moores University) 'Telling the same old story':  memory and Irish history
Tuesday 10 November  Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid (University of Sheffield) The personal is political: cultures of commemoration and the children of 1916
Tuesday 1 December  Dr Barry Hazley (University of Glasgow)  ‘From the labour trench to the board’: myth, memory and masculinity in Irish migrant memories of work in the British construction industry

Further information

Please contact the organisers for further information.

Sophie Cooper

Postgraduate student

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

Roseanna Doughty

Postgraduate student

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

Professor Enda Delaney

Professor of Modern History

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

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