School to host ‘Hedge School’ on Scotland and the Global Irish Revolution
The School will host a unique event on 15 May 2019, a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ designed to offer the general public access to the latest research findings from leading scholars.
'Hedge schools' were informal schools that developed across Ireland during the Penal era when Catholic education was repressed. They usually took place outside, hence the name. This particular Hedge School explores the how Scotland connected with the Irish Revolution between 1916 and 1923, and is part of the series of events associated with the AHRC-funded project, ‘A Global History of Irish Revolution’, of which Professor Enda Delaney - Professor of Modern History and Director of Research in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology - is Co-PI.
Speakers from the universities of Glasgow, Queen’s University Belfast and Strathclyde will debate the key issues in what promises to be a lively discussion, moderated by the Hedge School master, Tommy Graham, the editor of 'History Ireland', Ireland’s leading popular history magazine.
In related news, a copy of the special commemorative issue of 'History Ireland' on the topic of Ireland’s Global Revolution, 1919-22, co-edited by Professor Enda Delaney, as part of the joint AHRC-funded project with Queen’s University Belfast, ‘A Global History of Irish Revolution’, will be sent to every secondary school in the Republic of Ireland to promote interest in Irish history
Ms Josepha Madigan TD, the Irish Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, made the announcement in April when visiting a secondary school in Dublin to present students and staff with a copy of the special issue. The issue features 21 fascinating and lavishly illustrated articles by emerging and established scholars in the field, including a discussion of the Irish in Newfoundland by Dr Patrick Mannion, who joins the project as a Research Fellow in Irish History based at Edinburgh.