This is a report on major Irish Studies activity, compiled by Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston, BAIS Communications Manager. If you wish to be included in a future report and have activities under the following headings only, please mail email@example.com. Please note, this is limited to activity in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- Richard Kirkland, Irish London: A Cultural History, 1850-1916 (Bloomsbury, 2021).
- Stephen Kelly, Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party and the Northern Ireland Conflict, 1975-1990 (Bloomsbury, 2021).
- Erika Hanna, Snapshot Stories: Visuality, Photography, and the Social History of Ireland, 1922-2000 (OUP, 2020) – Winner of the BAIS Book Prize, 2021.
- Caroline Magennis, Northern Irish Writing After the Troubles: Intimacies, Affects, Pleasures (Bloomsbury, 2021).
- Crawford Gribben, The Rise and Fall of Christian Ireland (OUP, 2021).
- Jaś Elsner, Empires of Faith in Late Antiquity: Histories of Art and Religion from India to Ireland (OUP, 2020).
- Fergus Campbell, The Irish Establishment 1879-1914 (OUP, 2020).
- Harrison Perkins, Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition (OUP, 2020).
- Roland Jackson, The Ascent of John Tyndall: Victorian Scientist, Mountaineer, and Public Intellectual (OUP, 2020).
- Thomas Leahy, The Intelligence War against the IRA (CUP, 2020).
- Elaine Farrell, Women, Crime and Punishment in Ireland: Life in the Nineteenth-Century Convict Prison (CUP, 2020).
- Michael Robinson, Shell-Shocked British Army Veterans in Ireland, 1918-39: A Difficult Homecoming (MUP, 2021).
- Feargal Cochrane, Breaking Peace: Brexit and Northern Ireland (MUP, 2020).
- Ann Andrews, Newspapers and Newsmakers: The Dublin Nationalist Press in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (LUP, 2021).
- Stephen R. Millar, Sounding Dissent: Rebel Songs, Resistance, and Irish Republicanism (University of Michigan Press, 2020) – Highly Commended, BAIS Book Prize, 2021.
- Seán McConville, Irish Political Prisoners 1960-2000: Braiding Rage and Sorrow (Routledge, 2021).
- Deaglán Ó Donghaile, Oscar Wilde and the Radical Politics of the Fin de Siècle (EUP, 2020).
- Ellen McWilliams, Irishness in North American Women’s Writing: Transatlantic Affinities (Palgrave, 2020).
- Joanne Murphy, Management and War: How Organisations Navigate Conflict and Build Peace (Palgrave, 2020).
- Gerry Smyth, Music and Sound in the Life and Literature of James Joyce: Joyces Noyces (Palgrave, 2020).
- Christopher Magill, Political Conflict in East Ulster, 1920-22: Revolution and Reprisal (Boydell and Brewer, 2020).
- Frank Shovlin, John McGahern’s Dublin (Dublin City Libraries, 2021).
- Oran Doyle, Aileen McHarg, and Jo Murkens, eds. The Brexit Challenge for Ireland and the United Kingdom: Constitutions Under Pressure (CUP, 2021).
- Ailbhe Darcy and David Wheatley, eds. A History of Irish Women’s Poetry (CUP, 2021).
- Isabelle Torrance and Donncha O’Rourke, eds. Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016 (OUP, 2021).
- Francesca Kaminski-Jones and Rhys Kaminski-Jones, eds. Celts, Romans, Britons: Classical and Celtic Influence in the Construction of British Identities (OUP, 2020).
- Liam Harte, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction (OUP, 2020).
- Richard Bradford, Madelena Gonzalez, Stephen Butler, James Ward, Kevin De Ornellas, eds. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature, 2 Vols (Wiley Blackwell, 2020).
- Jane Griffiths and Adam Hana, eds. Architectural Space and the Imagination: Houses in Literature and Art from Classical to Contemporary (Palgrave, 2020).
- Áine Mangaoang, John O’Flynn, Lonán Ó Briain, eds. Made in Ireland: Studies in Popular Music (Palgrave, 2020).
- Philippa Turner and Jane Hawkes, eds. The Rood in Medieval Britain and Ireland, c.800-c.1500 (Boydell and Brewer, 2020).
- Mike Allen, Lars Benjaminsen, Eoin O’Sullivan and Nicholas Pleace, eds. Ending Homelessness? The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland (Policy, 2020).
Major Scholarly Editions
- Frank Shovlin, ed. The Letters of John McGahern (Faber, 2021).
- Steven Matthews and Matthew Feldman, eds. Samuel Beckett’s ‘Philosophy Notes’ (OUP, 2020).
Journal Special Issues
- Journal of War & Culture Studies, 14.1 (2021), Special Issue: War, Conflict and Political Violence in Twentieth Century Ireland: Experience, Memory and Representation, eds. Barry Hazley and Ailbhe McDaid.
- Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies (ABEI), 22.1 (2020), Special Issue: ‘Word Upon World: Half a Century of John Banville’s Universes’, eds. Laura Zuntini de Izarra, Nicholas Taylor-Collins, and Hedwig Schwall.
- Irish Historical Studies, 44.165 (May 2020), Special Issue: ‘A Global History of the Irish Revolution’, eds. Enda Delaney and Fearghal McGarry.
- Poetry Ireland Review, 131, ed. Colette Bryce.
- New Journal: Eighteenth-Century Ireland / Iris an dá chultúr (LUP)
Conferences and Symposia
- Troubling Anniversaries Conference (Institute of Historical Research, UoL and the Centre for Public History, QUB, 21-22 October 2021).
- Collaborations and Networks Symposium, Irish Women’s Writing (1880-1920) Network (Mary Immaculate College and University of Worcester, 03-04 September 2021).
- 1971 and the Transformation of the Ulster Troubles (QUB, 25 June).
- Brian Moore in Context Symposium (University of Exeter and QUB, 04 June 2021).
- American Conference for Irish Studies 2021 Virtual Conference (UU, Magee, 02-05 June 2021).
- British Association for Irish Studies Virtual Conference (May 2021).
- Digitising Ireland: Institute of Irish Studies PGR Symposium (13 May 2021).
- Partition and Its Legacies: TCD and QUB Joint Symposium (TCD and QUB, 07 May 2021).
- British Association for Irish Studies Virtual Study Day (17 March 2021).
- Early Modern British and Irish History Seminar (University of Cambridge)
- Modern Irish History Seminar (University of Cambridge)
- Modern Irish History Seminar (University of Edinburgh)
- Oxford Seminar in Irish History (Hertford College, University of Oxford)
- Charles Peake Ulysses Seminar (Institute of English Studies, University of London)
- Finnegans Wake Research Seminar (Institute of English Studies, University of London)
- Irish Studies Seminar (Institute of English Studies, University of London)
- Irish Literary Society
- Irish Studies Research Group Seminar (Liverpool Hope University)
- Irish Studies Research Seminar (Queen’s University, Belfast)
- Postgrad Irish Studies Reading Group (Queen’s University, Belfast)
- Tyneside Irish History Lecture Series (Tyneside Irish Cultural Society & Newcastle University)
- Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies
- Collecting the Past / Making the Future: Marking Centenaries 2021 (Ulster Museum, 25 May – 19 September 2021).
- Great Famine Voices Roadshow Manchester (Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, Irish National Famine Museum, and the Irish Heritage Trust – Online, 06 June).
Digital Projects and Resources
- Murals of Northern Ireland, 1979-2021 – Digital Archive (Claremont Colleges Digital Library & University of Leeds)
- Civic Space – Podcasts and Vox Pops (Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool)
- Irish Studies Working Papers (QUB)
- Year ’21 – A podcast about the formation of Northern Ireland (BBC Sounds)
- Free Thinking: Northern Ireland (BBC Radio 3)
- The Partition of Ireland: Causes and Consequences – Talks and Resources (QUB and the BBC)
- History Now (NVTV Belfast)
- Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23 – Podcasts (History Hub Ireland & QUB)
- Tony Crowley (University of Leeds), ‘The Uses of the Past: History and Social Memory in Northern Ireland 1980-20’, Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (£98,000), September 2020 – September 2022.
- Sinéad Moynihan (University of Exeter) and Alison Garden (QUB), ‘Brian Moore at 100’, British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant, August 2020 – August 2022.
- Richard Butler (University of Leicester), ‘Church, State, and the Building of Ireland’s South Coast Cities: Cork and Waterford, c. 1935-1965’, AHRC Leadership Fellowship (£199,919), 2020-22.
- Hillary Bishop (Liverpool John Moores), ‘A Well-Trodden Path: The History and Heritage of Mass Paths in Ireland’, British Academy Small Research Grant, 2018-2020.