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.

Time and location

As a result of COVID-19 the Modern Irish History Seminar will take place online on Tuesdays at 5pm. If you are interested in attending please email

Events schedule

Semester 2 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic

Tue 1 Feb

Sean Donnelly (Teesside University) 'Revolution and nationalism in Treatyite political thought'
Tue 8 Mar

Kathy Davies (Sheffield Hallam University)

'The Manchester Guardian and Anglo-Irish peacemaking 1919-1922'
Tue 29 Mar

Dr Margaret Ward (Queen's University Belfast)

'British feminism and their views on the Treaty and the Civil War'
Tue 3 May

Dr Bill Kissane (London School of Economics and Political Science)

'Civil War as the Graveyard of Revolution on the European Periphery, 1917-1923'

Semester 1 2021/22

Date Speaker Topic
Tuesday 28 Sept

Dr Róisín Healy (NUI Galway)

'The Partition of Ireland: Polish Precedents and Parallels'
Tuesday 19 Oct

Dr Margaret O’Callaghan (Queen's University Belfast)

'James Craig and the new Irish border: 1919-1925'
Tuesday 9 Nov

Professor Graham Walker (Queen's University Belfast)

'Northern Ireland 1921-72: A Protestant State?'
Tuesday 7 Dec

University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Roundtable: Anna Lively, Niamh Coffey, James Bright, Dexter Govan

1921 Centenary

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