5th Annual Irish in Britain Seminar Series

24 Oct – 21 Nov 2013

Irish migration to Britain has increased significantly in recent years. The way in which previous generations of Irish migrants responded to the challenges presented by building lives in this country can offer revealing insights and perspectives on current day preoccupations. This year’s seminar series examines this process from a variety of historical perspectives with a focus on social and political engagements.

24 Oct:  Dr. Darragh Gannon, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
The Irish in Great Britain and the Irish Question, 1916-22

31 Oct:   Natasha Powers, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)
Escaping the Famine? Skeletal evidence for the health of Irish migrants
in mid-nineteenth century London

7 Nov:   Dr. Louise Raw, independent scholar
Striking a Light, 1888: the Irish Matchwomen Who Made History

14 Nov:   Dr. Terence McBride, University of the West of Scotland
Irishness in Glasgow, 1848–61: ‘Catholic’ public elites and Ribbonism

21 Nov:   Dr. Charlotte Wildman, University of Manchester
Irish-Catholic Women and Modernity in 1930s Liverpool

The Irish Studies Centre has provided a forum for teaching, learning and research since 1986. The Irish in Britain Seminar Series offers an opportunity for students, researchers and scholars to debate and disseminate the latest research on Ireland, migration and the diaspora.

Seminars will take place on Thursday evenings at 6.30 – 8.00 p.m.

Attendance is free but places are limited so it is essential to register in advance at:

Room TM1-41, London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB

ALL WELCOME – Refreshments provided
For further information contact Tony Murray: