CFP: 20th Conference of Irish Historians in Britain, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July, 2016

The 20th Conference of Irish Historians in Britain

The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

1-3 July 2016

The 20th Conference of Irish Historians in Britain will take place at the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool from 1st to 3rd July 2016. Under the theme of “Irish Revolutions,” we aim to explore the meaning and impact of the 1916 Rising and to situate it within the broader context of revolutionary movements in Irish history since the eighteenth century.

The conference will bring together speakers from the United States, Ireland and Britain.  It will include a public keynote lecture by Professor Joe Lee, New York University, on the 1916 Rising, introduced by the Irish Ambassador to London, His Excellency Dan Mulhall.

Speakers include:

Patrick Griffin                    Notre Dame University

Gillian O’Brien                   Liverpool John Moores University

Lauren Arrington              The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

Leanne McCormick         Ulster University

Michael Robinson            The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

Holly Dunbar                      University of Southampton

Fearghal McGarry            Queen’s University Belfast

Marianne Elliott                The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

Roisin Higgins                     Teesside University

Stephen Kelly                    Liverpool Hope

Rob Savage                         Boston College

Round-Table discussion on 1916, “When was the Irish Revolution?” featuring Kevin Bean, University of Liverpool; Colin Reid, University of Northumbria; Ultán Gillen, Teesside University; Marc Mulholland, Oxford University; and Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid, Sheffield.

Registration for the conference will open in January 2016 with discount available for early registration.

The conference convenors gratefully acknowledge the kind support of the Department of Foreign Affairs (Ireland): Cultural Relations with Other Countries Programme and the Irish Embassy for this event and The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool.

For more information:
Dr Diane Urquhart
(The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool)
Urquhart@liverpool.ac.uk
www.liverpool.ac.uk/irish