School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Major funding Award for 'A Global History of Irish Revolution'

Major Arts and Humanities Research Council funding for 'A Global History of Irish Revolution'. (Published 23 Jan, 2017)

Professor Enda Delaney has been awarded major funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of a collaborative project with researchers at Queen’s University, Belfast.

The AHRC award, worth a total of £684,000, will fund postdoctoral fellows in Edinburgh and Belfast, public events and exhibitions, and a range of other activities as part of an exciting new project on ‘A Global History of Irish Revolution, 1916-1926’. It will produce the first ever global history of Irish nationalism between the 1916 Rising and the end of the Irish Civil War in 1923, drawing on archival materials held in Ireland, Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

This project brings together the complementary expertise of Edinburgh’s Professor Delaney, whose work has shaped the global study of Irish diaspora and transnational history, and Professor Fearghal McGarry from Queen’s, a world-leader in the study of the Irish Revolution.

Professor Delaney said, “This award is the first ever major collaboration involving the UK’s leading centres for the advanced study of modern Irish history.”