Graduate School

Edinburgh-Cambridge Irish History PhD Workshop

The University’s historic Raeburn Room was the venue for the second joint Modern Irish History workshop on 8-9 December 2016, continuing on from the highly successful collaboration in January this year. This event reunited Edinburgh’s Modern Irish History PhD students with doctoral students from the University of Cambridge (Published 22 Dec, 2016)

The two-day workshop showcased twelve papers that covered a range of Irish, transnational, diasporic and comparative studies. Each paper and panel session reflected the broad range of nineteenth and twentieth century research being undertaken by both Edinburgh and Cambridge’s Irish history researchers. Those giving papers, and the other doctoral students attending the workshop, engaged in wide-ranging discussions, reflecting how current research is shaping new conversations in Irish history.

The workshop participants also enjoyed a reception at the Irish Consulate. Many thanks to the organisers, Professor Enda Delaney (Edinburgh) and Professor Eugenio Biagini (Cambridge), for facilitating the second workshop, and thanks also to the HCA Grad School, the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Consulate General of Ireland for their support. The students are already looking forward to future workshops.

Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities Modern Irish History cohorts at the Irish Consulate, Edinburgh
Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities Modern Irish History cohorts at the Irish Consulate, Edinburgh (Photograph courtesy of Sophie Cooper)