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 j.o.bright@sms.ed.ac.uk

Events schedule

Semester 2 2020/21

Date Speaker Topic
Tuesday 19 Jan Tim Wilson (University of St Andrews)   'The Belfast Troubles of 1922: A most restrained conflict?'
Tuesday 2 Mar Linda Connolly (Maynooth University)  'Women, violence and the Irish Revolution 1919-23'
Tuesday 23 Mar Lindsey Earner-Byrne (University College Cork) 'The unmarried mother and the sexual politics of a nation'
Tuesday 20 Apr Ida Milne and Patricia Marsh (Carlow College and the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland) 'The pandemic of 1918 and 1919'

Semester 1 2020/21

Date Speaker Topic

Tuesday 6 Oct

Tommy Dolan (University of York)

‘Unity in the thought of John Hume’

Tuesday 27 Oct

Niamh Gallagher (St Catharine’s College, Cambridge)

‘Greater Ireland and Catholic Loyalism’

Tuesday 10 Nov

Eunan O’Halpin (Trinity College Dublin)

'Missing memories?: The dead of the Irish Revolution's Ulster problem’

Tuesday 1 Dec

Peter Leary (Oxford Brooks University)

‘Partition and the border’

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The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.