Thesis title: Revolutionary Reverberations: Russia and Ireland in War and Revolution, 1905-1923
Anna completed her undergraduate degree in History at the University of Exeter before completing an MSc at the University of Edinburgh. Her PhD looks at the transnational connections between the Russian and Irish Revolutions 1905 to 1923 and is funded by an AHRC studentship.
MSc, University of Edinburgh, Distinction.
BA, University of Exeter, First Class Honours.
Responsibilities & affiliations
Co-convenor for the Modern Irish History seminar series at the University of Edinburgh (2018-19).
Steering Committee member of the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History (2020 to present).
Postgraduate Commitee member of the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History (2020 to present).
Affiliated research centres
Event on 'The Spectre that came Alive: Reactions to the Bolshevik Revolution', Edinburgh Open History Society, Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, March 2019.
- Anglo-Russian Research Network conference, University of Exeter, July 2022. Title: ‘Navigating National Identities Abroad: Irish Travellers to Russia and the Shadow of Anglo-Irish Relations, c. 1900-1925’.
- ‘Constitutions and Crises’ conference, University of Cambridge, March 2022. Title: ‘Russian Autocracy, Revolution and the Irish Nationalist Search for Political and Constitutional Alternatives, 1905-1923’.
- Graduate workshop on Modern Irish History, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge, online, Jan. 2021. Title: ‘Eyewitnesses to the Russian Revolution from the North of Ireland, 1916-1920’.
- Annual conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution, University of Leuven, Antwerp, Jan. 2020. Title: ‘Empire, Nationality Politics and Bolshevik Attitudes to Ireland, 1916-1921’.
- Graduate workshop on Modern Irish History, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Jan. 2020. Title: ‘‘Keeping an Eye on Russia’: Attitudes to the Russian Empire and 1905 Russian Revolution in Ireland’.
- PhD conference, University of Edinburgh, April 2019. Title: ‘Anti-Imperialism and Self- Determination: Connections between Russian and Irish Revolutionaries, 1916-1921’.
- ‘New Directions in Irish History’ conference, Teesside University, Feb. 2019. Title: ‘‘You
Alone Have Spoken for Ireland’: Irish-Bolshevik Connections, 1916-1919’.
- Invited speaker at ‘Limerick 1918-1923: New Approaches’ conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, September 2018. Title: ‘Strikes and Revolution: The Challenges of
Commemorating the Limerick Soviet of 1919 and the Putilov Works Strike of 1917’.
- Graduate workshop on Modern Irish History, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge, Cambridge, December 2017. Title: ‘Debating the ‘Truth about Russia’: The
Impact of the Russian Revolution on Revolutionary Ireland, 1917-1919’.
Anna Lively, ‘‘Playing at International politics?’: Irish Nationalist Responses to the Russian Revolution, 1917-1921’ in Fearghal McGarry and Patrick Mannion (eds.) The Irish Revolution: A Global History (New York: NYU Press, 2022), 93-115.
Matthew Rendle and Anna Lively, 'The Antirevolutionary Commemoration: The Centenary of 1917 in Russia', History and Memory, vol 33 (2021), 3-45.
Anna Lively, 'Book Review: Limerick: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23. By John O'Callaghan. Dublin: Four Courts Press: 2018. Derry: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23. By Adrian Grant. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2018', Irish Historical Studies, vol. 43 (2019), 357-8.
Anna Lively, 'Exhibition Review: Three Colours of Truth: The Centenary of the Civil War in Russia', Revolutionary Russia, vol. 32 (2019), 290-4.
Matthew Rendle and Anna Lively, 'Inspiring a 'Fourth Revolution?': The Modern Revolutionary Tradition and the Problems surrounding the Commemoration of 1917 in 2017 in Russia', Historical Research, vol. 90 (2017), 230-49.