Seminars in modern Irish History

Sidney hosts seminar series

This term four seminars in modern Irish history will be held in Sidney Sussex.  Organised by a team including Sidney Sussex Fellow in History Professor Eugenio Biagini, this term's meetings are:

  • 1st February, Declan Kiberd (University of Notre Dame), ‘Irish modernists: Pearse, Connolly and Joyce’
  • 1st March, Olwen Purdue (Queen’s University Belfast), ‘Contested spaces of welfare: Belfast workhouse, 1880-1914’
  • 9th March, 2nd Brian Lenihan Lecture, Darragh O'Brien TD (Fianna Fáil), 'British-Irish relations after Brexit'
  • 15th March, Caroline Magennis (University of Salford), ‘"Only for a moment; but it was enough": writing intimacy in recent Northern Irish literature’

The seminars will be held at 5pm in Chapel Court Seminar Room 2.  The Brian Lenihan Lecture will be held in the Mong Hall.

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

This is an archived news story first posted in February, 2017

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