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The Modern and Contemporary Irish History Seminar Series

Seminars will take place at 2.30p.m. each Wednesday in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute.




Economic History

Samuel Beckton (Ulster University) and Ciarán Casey (University of Limerick) will discuss their new monographs:

Samuel Beckton, The East Donegal Border Petition and the Derry-Donegal Milk War, 1934-8 (Four Courts Press, 2023)

Ciarán Casey, The Irish Department of Finance, 1959-1999 (IPA, 2022)


Postgrad Research Panel

Helen Litton (TCD), ‘Kathleen Clarke: A Life Proclaimed’.

Lily Toomey (TCD), 'Energy Consumption and the Changing Materiality of Peat in the Irish Home.'



Microhistory and Me.

Lindsey Earner-Byrne (TCD) and Breandán Mac Suibhne (University of Galway) on big themes in small places and events of little consequence


Oral History

Arlene Crampsie (UCD) and Regina Fitzpatrick (Heritage Offi cer, Kilkenny) in conversation with Carole Holohan (TCD). We will discuss the evolution and development of oral history in the landscape of Irish historical sources and the value, potential and challenges of working with living sources.


Postdoctoral Research Panel

Deirdre Foley (IRC/TCD), 'Women and industrial work in twentieth-century Dublin.'

Pete Hodson (IRC/TCD) ‘Gallaher's Tobacco: gender, confl ict and class in Ballymena.’


Political History

Senia Pašeta (University of Oxford), ‘Rethinking Political History in the late 19th and early 20th centuries’.


Black Studies

Phil Mullen (TCD) and Jack Crangle (MU) discuss approaches to histories of Black people and race in the Irish context.