5 December Seminar on Irish in Britain

The Irish in Britain Seminar planned for Thursday 31 October, 6.30pm, has had to be postponed due to planned industrial action at the University on that day.  The event has been rescheduled and will now take place at 6.30 on Thursday 5 December.  If you have already registered for this event you do not need to register again.

Full details of this 5 December Seminar are available at: https://iib20130512.eventbrite.co.uk/

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

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

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

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

Seminars will take place on Thursday evenings at 6.30-8.00pm

Attendance is free but places are limited so it is essential to register in advance at: https://iib2013.eventbrite.co.uk/


https://iib20130512.eventbrite.co.uk/ for the seminar on 5 December

Room TM1-38, London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB


you are cordially invited to
the second meeting of the

Seminar in Modern Irish History

for the Michaelmas Term 2013


30 Oct     Brian Walker (Queen’s University Belfast), ‘Villain, victim or prophet: Lady Gregory, Sir William Gregory and the Great Irish Famine.’


Seminar Room 2, Chapel Court, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge

All meetings will begin at 5 p.m.


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

Eugenio Biagini

Bronwen Walter

Sean Campbell

Niamh Gallagher, Secretary




St Mary’s University College

Researching (Irish) Modernities:

A Postgraduate Conference Day

Saturday 16 November 2013

Shannon Room (adjoining Refectory, 1st floor)


Researching Modernities

9.30 – 10.00 Arrival, Coffee and Formal Opening: Lance Pettitt


10.00 – 10.50 Keynote I – Professor Alison Oram (Leeds Met Uni) ‘Sexuality and Modernity in the Popular Press 1914-1960.’


11.00 – 11.20 Coffee


11.20 – 12.30 Literature, Design and Popular Culture Panel

Prof Fiona Robertson (St Mary’s, Walpole Professor)

‘Romanticism’s Delusive Architecture.’

Dr Brigid Cherry (St Mary’s, Research Fellow)

‘Shadows on the Small Screen: The Televisuality and Generic Hybridity of Southern Gothic Television’.

Dr Peter Howell – ‘Compound Interest and Modern Selfhood’. (St Mary’s Senior Lecturer)

Chair: Maria Mellins


12.30– 1.30      Lunch + Book Launch – Vampire Cultures. Dr Maria Mellins (St Mary’s)


Researching Irish Modernities


1.30 – 2.30  Keynote II: Prof. Ronan Fanning (Emeritus, University College Dublin)


Chair: Dr Ivan Gibbons


2.30 – 3.45   Politics and History Panel

Dr Ciara Meehan (University of Hertfordshire)

‘Creating the Free State: Cumann na nGaedheal and image projection, 1922-32.’

Mr Mike Mecham (PhD candidate, St Mary’s)

‘Researching protestant labourism:  an exercise in revisionism?’

Chair: Dr Daragh Minogue


3.45 – 4.10  Break


4.10 – 5.15   Literature and Culture Panel

Ms Maria Rita Viana (PhD candidate, Wolfson College, Oxford/USP, Brazil) “Yeats, letters and the laboratory of the self”

Dr Tom Herron (Leeds Met University) “Trashing the aisling – the contemporary Irish vision poem.”

Dr Sinead Moynihan (Univ. of Exeter) “Tracking the Ambiguities of the Modern”: Neil Jordan, the Seaside Resort and Ireland’s “Mixed Temporalities”.

Chair: Dr Richard Mills.

5.15 – 5.30.     Closing

Post conference drinks – The Alexander Pope Hotel, Twickenham


Bookings in advance essential through the Conference Administration: Wendy Bushnellwendy.bushnell@smuc.ac.uk    Tel: 0208-2404249.

Conference Organiser: Prof. Lance Pettitt lance.pettitt@smuc.ac.uk


Prices Tariff:

A.   All Day – including lunch/teas £25. Waged

B.    All Day – PhD students £20

C: ‘Irish Modernities’ – Lunch and all afternoon sessions – Lecturers £20;

D:  Lunch and all afternoon sessions –  PhD students £15

E:   (No Lunch) Keynote + afternoon sessions + tea – Unwaged/Senior Citizen £10