Speakers 2015-16

Seminar in Modern Irish History – 2015-16



Michaelmas Term 2015


29th Septempber

Brian Lenihan Memorial Lecture

Colin McCarthy (University College Dublin)

‘Two very different Irish public finance crises 1988 and 2008’


14th October

Peter Gray (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘The Great Famine in transatlantic historiographies c.1847-1914’


28th October

Bronwen Walter (Anglia Ruskin University)

‘Transatlantic worlds: women in the west of Ireland c.1880-1920’


11th November

Katrina Goldstone (The Irish Times, RTE)

‘Heroic days of dream and struggle – Leslie Daiken and Irish left-wing writers in the 1930s’


25th November

Stella Isaac (Churchill College, University of Cambridge)

‘“Taking India by the hand?”  Protestant boarding schools and the British Empire, 1922-1939’


Lent Term 2016


20th January

Susan O’Brien (University of Cambridge)

‘Irish women in British convents 1850-1950’


3rd February

Trisha Kessler (University College Dublin)

‘Economic nationalism and Jewish refugee industries: identity and encounter in twentieth-century provincial Ireland’


17th February

Ian McBride (King’s College London)

‘The historian as a healer: dealing with the past in Northern Ireland’


Easter Term 2016


27th April

Simon Gallaher (Christ’s College, University of Cambridge)

‘The education of children under the Irish Poor Law’


11th May

Roy Foster (Hertford College, University of Oxford) in conversation with Eugenio Biagini (Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge)

‘New directions in Irish history’


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.