A free USIHS Lecture: Thursday 19 April 2018 at 7.00pm
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Seminar Room
Prof Tim McMahon is associate professor of history at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a social historian whose research looks at national identity, imperialism, and popular culture in modern Ireland and Britain. He is the author of Grand Opportunity: The Gaelic Revival and Irish Society, 1893-1910 (Syracuse, 2008) and editor of the memoir Pádraig Ó Fathaigh’s War of Independence: Recollections of a Galway Gaelic Leaguer (Cork, 2000), and he has published articles and book reviews in a variety of scholarly journals. He has recently co-edited a collection of essays entitled Ireland in an Imperial World (London, 2017) and writing a monograph tentatively entitled Éire Imperator: Ireland’s Imperial Ambivalence that interrogates the efforts of Irish men and women to build and manage the British Empire while others worked to undermine it.
This talk is based on new research relating to the Irish border. It draws upon testimonies and submissions to the 1920s Boundary Commission to test out some of Rogers Brubaker’s theoretical approaches to identity formation, most especially from his book Ethnicity without Groups.
22 March 2018, at 6.30pm – QUB Irish Studies Seminar Room, 8 Fitzwilliam St, Belfast
Dr Sarah Roddy on ‘Pennies to Heaven? The Meaning of Money in the Irish Catholic Church, 1850-1921’.
Dr Roddy is Lecturer in Modern Irish History at the University of Manchester. The lecture draws upon her research on Irish Catholic fundraising, 1850-1921, a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.