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 on Tuesdays at 5pm in Seminar Room 1, Chrystal Macmillan Building unless stated otherwise

Events schedule

Semester 2 2022/23

Date Speaker Topic Note

Tue 31 Jan

Laura McAtackney (University College Cork)

‘Tracing the transition of conflict to peace: understanding the Northern Irish Conflict through material culture’

 
Tue 7 Feb

Niamh Coffey (University of Strathclyde)

 'Remedying a miscarriage of justice: the arrest and deportation of anti-Treaty women in Britain'

 
Tue 21 Feb

James Bright (University of Edinburgh)

‘Captive Readers: The Loyalist Long Kesh Library'

 
Tue 7 Mar

Gary Murphy (Dublin City University)

'Charles Haughey and the National Question: Rhetoric and Reality’

 
Tue 28 Mar Jack Hepworth (University of Oxford)

‘“They cannot act as a class as long as their privileges survive”: British radical perceptions of the loyalist working class during the Northern Ireland conflict, c.1969 – 1994’

 
Tue 2 May Catriona Kennedy (Univeristy of York)

‘“Your servants that were your servants”: Irish domestic servants, radicalism and rebellion in the 1790s’ (joint with Gender and Sexuality group)

Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre, Doorway 1, Old Medical School

Semester 1 2022/23

Date Speaker Topic
Tue 20 Sep

Anna Lively (University of Oxford)

'Revolutionary Reverberations: Transnational Relief Efforts and the International Press in Ireland and Russia, 1916-1925’
Tue 11 Oct

Rob Savage (Boston College)

'A servile state puppet? Northern Ireland, the BBC and censorship in Thatcher's Britain'
Tue 1 Nov Abigail Fletcher (University of Edinburgh)

'From the Sexual Offences Act to Strasbourg: Homosexuality and the Law in Northern Ireland, 1967-1982'

Tue 6 Dec Gareth Lyle (University of Edinburgh)

‘The Geography of Death: East Belfast and the Great War'

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