Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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The image is of the roundtable discussions between British and Irish political leaders in 1921 which led to the Anglo-Irish Treaty

Georgetown University’s Global Irish Studies and the Department of History presented:

Conflict, Diaspora, and Empire: New Directions in British/Irish History

Tuesday, February 13th. This event was free and open to the public.

This event marked the publication of Dr. Darragh Gannon’s new book, Conflict, Diaspora, and Empire: Irish Nationalism in Britain, 1912-1922.

Three distinguished scholars – Prof. Kevin Kenny (New York University), Prof. Laura Beers (American University), and Prof. Fearghal McGarry (Queen’s University Belfast) – commented on key themes in the book, and reflected, in turn, on new directions in the conceptual and methodological framing of modern British/Irish History.

The event concluded with a ‘state of the field’ forum discussion in which attendees from different historical specialisms, and disciplinary backgrounds, were encouraged to contribute.

Full recording of discussion here.
headshot of Professor Darragh Gannon

From August 2024 Dr. Darragh Gannon will be associate Director of Global Irish Studies and Assistant Teaching Professor of History at Georgetown University. Dr. Gannon has published widely on the history of the Irish diaspora and the Irish Revolution, including Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection (Irish Academic Press, 2016), Ireland 1922: independence, partition, civil war, with Fearghal McGarry (Royal Irish Academy, 2021), and Conflict, Diaspora, and Empire: Irish nationalism in Britain, 1912-1922  (Cambridge University Press, 2023). He is currently completing a fourth book, with Cambridge University Press: Worlds of Revolution: Ireland’s ‘global moment’, 1919-1923. 

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