EVENT: Conflict, Diaspora, and Empire by Darragh Gannon with Roy Foster

Author Darragh Gannon will be in Conversation with Professor Roy Foster, talking about his new book
Conflict, Diaspora, and Empire: Irish Nationalism in Britain, 1912–1922

Wed 29 November – Wed 29 November 2023

Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith | Doors 6.30pm, Starts 7.00pm

Tickets: £7, Series Ticket £25 CLICK HERE

The actions of Irish nationalists in Britain are often characterised as a ‘sideshow’ to the revolutionary events in Ireland between 1912 and 1922. This original study argues, conversely, that Irish nationalism in Britain was integral to contemporary Irish and British assessments of the Irish Revolution between the Third Home Rule Bill and the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Darragh Gannon charts the development of Irish nationalism across the Irish Sea over the course of a historic decade in United Kingdom history – from constitutional crisis, to war, and revolution. The book documents successive Home Rule and IRA campaigns in Britain coordinated by John Redmond and Michael Collins respectively and examines the mobilisation of Irish migrant communities in British cities in response to major political crises, from the Ulster crisis to the First World War. Finally, Conflict, Diaspora, and Empire assesses the impacts of Irish nationalism in metropolitan Britain, from Whitehall to Westminster. The Irish Revolution, this study concludes, was defined by political conflicts, and cultures, across the Irish Sea.

For more on the book CLICK HERE.

This Lecture is 1 History Lecture in a Series of 5 taking place here at The ICC

About Darragh Gannon: Darragh Gannon is Lecturer in Irish Studies at University College Dublin and Fulbright Irish Scholar at Georgetown University. He has previously held fellowships at the University of Melbourne, the University of Toronto, and New York University.
He has published widely on the Irish diaspora and the Irish Revolution, including Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916, and the National Collection (Irish Academic Press, 2016) and Ireland 1922: independence, partition, civil war, with Fearghal McGarry (Royal Irish Academy, 2021). He currently serves as Vice President of the Global Irish Diaspora Congress.

About Professor Roy Foster: Roy Foster is Emeritus Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and Professor of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary University of London. He has published widely on Irish political, social and literary history and is notably the author of the influential work Modern Ireland 1600-1972 as well as an acclaimed biography of W.B. Yeats in two volumes. His most recent book, On Seamus Heaney is published by Princeton University Press in their ‘Writers on Writers’ series. He is also a well-known critic and broadcaster.