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Irish Stories and Irish Histories

Monday, 30 April 2018, 2 – 4:20pm

Irish Stories and Irish Histories

This event will mark the publication of The Cambridge History of Ireland, a landmark survey of Irish history from c. 600 to the present day.

Written by a team of more than 120 leading historians from around the world, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative history of Ireland yet attempted. Four vibrant, comprehensive and accessible volumes bring together the latest scholarship, setting Irish history within broader Atlantic, European, imperial and global contexts. Each volume examines Ireland’s development within a distinct period, and offers a complete and rounded picture of Irish life, while remaining sensitive to the unique Irish experience.

The event will begin with an introduction outlining the development of the History, including criteria for chapter selection and authors, historiography and the intended audiences.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with questions both from the Chair Catriona Crowe, and the audience, answered by editors and contributors as appropriate. Indices to the four volumes of The Cambridge History of Ireland will be available to facilitate the discussion.

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About the Editors
Thomas Bartlett, General Editor, was Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and, most recently, Professor of Irish History at the University of Aberdeen until his retirement in 2014.

James Kelly is Professor of History at Dublin City University and President of the Irish Economic and Social History Society.

Jane Ohlmeyer is Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin; Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute; and Chair of the Irish Research Council.

Brendan Smith is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Bristol.

With Thanks to Cambridge University Press, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the Trinity Long Room Hub.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public, Special events
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)

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