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Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminars

Convenors: Dr Ciaran O'Neill TCD (; Dr Georgina Laragy TCD (; and Dr Carole Holohan TCD (

Attendance is open to all with relevant interests inside and outside TCD.

Presenters speak for a maximum of 45 minutes, followed by a general discussion. Seminars will take place at 2.30p.m. each Wednesday in the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute.

January - March 2023

25th January

Questions of 'Ascendancy' and Worthlessness: The Political Culture of the Protestant-working Class of Northern Ireland.
Dr Connal Parr (Northumbria University)

1st February

Into Europe: Navigating Irish foreign policy inside the European Union from membership to Maastricht 
Prof. Michael J. Geary (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) 

8th February

"We know our own business here": What was the 1904 Limerick Boycott really about?'
Dr Sean Gannon (Independent) and Dr Natalie Wynn (Trinity College Dublin)

15th February

Jolly begging?: the emotions of Irish Catholic fundraising
Dr Sarah Roddy (Maynooth University)

22nd February

PhD Research Panel

Shelby Zimmerman and Joan Kavanagh
1st March

"'We Shall Overcome' and Ireland: The Transatlantic Politics of a Protest Song."
Dr Daniel J Geary and Jack Sheehan (Trinity College Dublin)

Reading Week
15th March

'A Failure of Humanity: Global Relief Networks and the Great Irish Famine'
Dr Aoife O’Leary McNeice (University of Exeter)

22nd March

‘Clothing the poor in post-Famine Ulster’
Dr Eliza McKee (The National Archives UK)

29th March

Postdoctoral Researcher Panel

Colonial knowledge production, family networks, and collecting practices: perspectives from Trinity College Dublin c.1850s-1930s
Dr Mobeen Hussain (Trinity College Dublin)
'Dublin Castle in its Urban Context, 1801-1923'

Dr Joseph Curran (Trinity College Dublin)