Speakers 2014-15

Seminar in Modern Irish History  2014-15


Michaelmas Term 2014


26th Septempber

H.E. Dan Mulhall (Embassy of Ireland)

‘Æ. Russell and D.P. Moran in 1923: partitioned Irish intellects’


15th October

Martin Mansergh    

‘Forty years in the service of the Irish state as a diplomat, political advisor, politician and historian’


27th October

Maria Luddy (University of Warick)

‘The abduction of women in Ireland, 1750-1850’


12th November

Eoin McLaughlin (University of St Andrews)

‘State dissolution, sovereign debt and default: lessons from Irish independence’


26th November

Ian D’Alton (University of Cambridge)

‘Prisoners of war?  Southern Protestant involvements in the conflicts of 1914-18 and 1939-45’


Lent Term 2015


21st January

Ben Levitas (Goldsmiths, University of London)

‘Enter the Gate Theatre: Denis Johnston, theatrical modernism, and the art of state formation’


4th February

Mark Hennessy (The Irish Times)

‘Ireland and the United Kingdom: have we really never been closer neighbours?’


18th February

Catriona Crowe (The National Archives of Ireland)

‘The Irish Census Online Project’


4th March

Tim Wilson (University of St Andrews)

‘Meekly into the Free State?  The strange death of unionist resistance in Donegal and north Monaghan, 1911-22’


Easter Term 2015


29th April

Loughlin Sweeney (Queens’ College, University of Cambridge)

Noblesse oblige and the socialisation of Irish counter-elites in the pre-First World War military establishment’


6th May

Enda Delaney (University of Edinburgh)

‘Leviathan, modernity and everyday life in nineteenth-century Ireland’


20th May

Peter Shirlow (Queen’s University Belfast) and Colin Coulter (NUI Maynooth)

‘Northern Ireland 20 years after the ceasefires’


The seminar was generously supported by the Trevelyan Fund of the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge, with a contribution from the Embassy of Ireland.