School of History, Classics & Archaeology

19th Conference - Irish Historians in Britain

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to host the 19th Conference of Irish Historians in Britain, which is returning to Edinburgh in 2014 after thirty years.

Arthur#0027s Seat, Edinburgh

Date: Friday 27 June to Sunday 29 June 2014

Venue: University of Edinburgh's Pollock Halls

Held every two years and bringing together established scholars and research students working on Irish History, this is the UK's pre-eminent Irish History event.

The 2014 conference will focus on the theme 'Ireland, Scotland, Empire’. The opening address will be given by Professor Tom Devine.

Other speakers include:

  • Dr Colin Barr
  • Professor Dauvit Broun
  • Dr Anne Crerar
  • Tommy Dolan
  • Dr Clare Downham
  • Owen Dudley Edwards
  • Niamh Gallagher
  • Professor Alvin Jackson
  • Professor James Livesey
  • Dr James McConnel
  • Dr Helen O’Shea
  • Thomas Leahy
  • Dr Bob Purdie

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Elaine Philip

Administrative Assistant, Research Centres and School

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

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Room 02M.21 William Robertson Wing
Old Medical School

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If you would like more information about the event or have any questions, please contact our Conference Administrator.

Costs and payment

Conference booking is now open until the 20th of June. Various fee options are available with bursaries for postgraduate students.


The conference will be held in the University’s Pollock Halls, adjacent to Arthur’s Seat.


The conference explores links between Ireland, Scotland and Empire and features esteemed Irish history academic colleagues and speakers.