USIHS Roundtable: Historical Legacies of Keith Jeffery

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 8 December 2016 and will take the form of a round table discussion of the historical writing and legacy of our colleague Prof. Keith Jeffery, who died earlier in 2016.

Short presentations will be made on Keith’s writings by Prof Eunan O’Halpin (TCD) on military history, Prof Fearghal McGarry (QUB) on the history of 1916, and by Prof Don MacRaild (UU) on the history of the British empire. All members and friends are welcome to attend and participate.


The meeting will be in QUB – Peter Froggatt Centre Room 02/018, at 6.30pm, and be followed by a wine reception in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics.

All welcome.

Download a Select Bibliography of Keith’s publications.

Download a summary of presentations by Prof Eunan O’Halpin, Prof Don MacRaild and Prof Fearghal McGarry.

USIHS Lecture: Dr Brian Lambkin

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 24th November 2016 at Ulster University, Belfast

Dr Brian Lambkin (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh)


will speak on:

A sixth-century historian’s response to Professor Patrick Johnston and the problem of ‘dealing with the past’

At 6.30 pm, Ulster University Belfast – BA-03-019 3 (Board Room)

All welcome – this is a public event



Podcast of 2016 Beckett Lecture

Prof. Robert Armstrong (TCD) spoke on ‘The Presbyterian Story: history, theology and community in Ulster, 1640-1714’ at PRONI on 9 June 2016. Permissions for reuse of this audio file should be made to Prof. Armstrong ( ).

The lecture explores the way in which Presbyterian historians in the later 17th and early 18th centuries constructed a historical narrative around the emergence of a distinct Irish Presbyterian identity in the first half of the 17th century (but with some reference back as far as St Patrick).

The lecture was accompanied by the launch of a new edition, published by UHF, of two of the historical texts discussed – Robert Armstrong et al (eds), Presbyterian History in Ireland: Two Seventeenth- Century Narratives.