Directory of Experts

Fionna Barber, Manchester School of Art

  • Irish art and visual culture; visualising gender, sexuality and embodiment; Northern Ireland conflict and post-conflict art/ visual culture; trauma

Dr Richard Barlow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • James Joyce; Irish Modernism; Irish and Scottish Studies

Dr Hilary Bishop, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Cultural and Historical Geography; Archaeology; Catholic Mass Rocks and Mass Paths; Folklore

Dr Scott Brewster, University of Lincoln

  • Modern and Contemporary Irish literature; Northern Irish poetry; Irish Gothic

Dr Richard Butler, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester

  • Irish cities; Irish Catholic Church; town planning; architectural heritage and conservation; Irish prisons; environment and landscape studies

Jim Calcutt, Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Northern Ireland and ‘the Troubles’: Relationship between Westminster and Northern Ireland 1968-1979; constitutional discussions during ‘the Troubles’

Dr Gemma Clark, University of Exeter

  • Modern Irish History, especially violence, popular protest, nationalism, Anglo-Irish politics, the Irish Revolution (1912–23); civil war; arson

Dr Nicholas Collins, Swansea University

  • Shakespeare and Ireland/Ireland in Shakespeare; John Banville’s fiction; literary theory; modern and contemporary Irish literature

Dr Sophie Cooper, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester

  • Irish diaspora history; Irish in Australia & United States; women religious; nineteenth century; education

Dr Alexander Coupe, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

  • Gender & 20th-21st-century Northern/ Irish theatre, live art, dance, cultural performance; cultural policy, the arts & reconciliation

Professor Graham Dawson, Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton

  • politics of memory in Ireland; cultural memory and oral/life histories of the Northern Ireland conflict; post-conflict culture and conflict transformation; the Northern Irish Troubles in Britain

Emma Dewhirst, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool

  • Modern Irish and British History; Irish Revolution (1912-1923); Republicanism; Networks; Radicalism; C20th Irish Labour Politics; Emotion; and Gender

Tim Ellis, Teeside University

  • Modern Irish history, particularly the history of the Irish Free State; cultural history; history of political culture; history of politics and visual culture; history of gender and masculinities

Aidan Enright

  • Irish and British history in the nineteenth century, particularly the culture and politics of elite Irish and English Catholics; Catholic participation in the administration and governance of the British state and Empire; Irish and British liberalism; the Liberal Party and unionism

Christy Evans, Coláiste na nGael, Former European Commission Language Ambassador

  • The Irish language

Dr Melissa Fegan, University of Chester

  • Nineteenth-century Irish literature; representations of the Famine in literature; Irish travel literature

Dr Rachael Flynn, The Centre for Island Studies, University of the West of Scotland

  • Female Diaspora; Site-specific Creative Practice; Moving Image and Performance; Storytelling and Seanchaí Traditions; Emotion, Memory and Performative Cultural Practices; Artistic Research Methodologies

Erin Geraghty, University of Warwick

  • British feminists participating in the Irish suffrage and labour movements 1900-1921; imperial frameworks; transnational networks; international solidarities

Professor Richard Grayson, Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Ireland and the First World War; Irish Revolution; early C20th Belfast; early C20th Dublin; commemoration and remembrance

Dr Brian Griffin

  • Police and crime in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Ireland; sport in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland, especially cycling; Fenianism

Professor Catherine Harper, University for the Creative Arts

  • N/Irish textiles; cloth; stains; blood; gender; sexuality; feminism; intimacy; mourning; memory; material and visual culture/practice; identity; diaspora

Dr Keith Hopper, Kellogg College, Oxford; studying at King’s College London

  • Modern and contemporary Irish Literature & Film; Modernism & Post-modernism; Critical Theory; Adaptation Studies; Digital Humanities

Dr Lloyd (Meadhbh) Houston, Hertford College, University of Oxford

  • Irish Modernism; Modernist Studies; Censorship and Obscenity; Social History of Medicine, Gender, Sexuality, and the Body

Conor Kelly, Birkbeck and University College London

  • Northern Irish Political Parties and European Integration; politics of a ‘border poll’

Dr Stephen Kelly, Liverpool Hope University

  • Modern Ireland: history and politics; modern Anglo-Irish relations; The Northern Ireland conflict; Northern Ireland: state and society; Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism; and St John Henry Newman and Ireland

Dr George Legg, King’s College London

  • Irish & British Literature; Capitalism; Political Violence; Urban Studies; Cultural Theory

Dr Eleni Loukopoulou

  • James Joyce; Modernist Studies; History of the Book; Literary London; Medical Humanities

Dr Alan MacLeod, University of Leeds

  • Northern Ireland ‘Troubles; Irish-UK relations; Irish-US relations; international diplomacy; political violence; British political identities

Professor Ian McBride, University of Oxford

  • Modern Irish History, especially the eighteenth century; the Northern Ireland Troubles; intellectual history and historiography

Dr Terence McBride, Open University

  • Irishness in Victorian Scotland; Irish Home Rulers and Early Labour
    Movement in Scotland; Glasgow Free Press and Irish Civic in 1850s/60s Glasgow

Dr Bronagh McShane, The National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Society and religion in early modern Ireland and Europe (1500-1800) with a particular focus on women’s religious orders and the impacts of religious change and reform

Dr Caroline Magennis, University of Salford

  • Contemporary Writing; Irish Fiction, Northern Irish Culture; Theoretical Approaches to Gender; Sexuality and the Body

Dr Mike Mecham, Visiting Fellow, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London

  • Irish labour history from the 19th century; Belfast labour movement; William Walker

Prof. Emilie Morin, University of York

  • Irish modernism; Samuel Beckett; intellectual history; radio; literature

Dr Mo Moulton, University of Birmingham

  • Irish diaspora; Irish in Britain; postcolonial history; gender history; queer history

Dr Claire Nally, Northumbria University

  • Modern and contemporary Irish literature (specifically W. B. Yeats); the occult; Irish advertising; contemporary fiction; historical fiction in Ireland

Prof. Catherine Nash, Queen Mary University of London

  • Irish cultural geographies; national belonging; genealogical and genomic relatedness; the Border

Dr Martin O’Donoghue, University of Sheffield

  • Political and social history of modern Ireland; the relationship with British rule; the Irish revolution; fraternalism and the experience of Irish partition; commemoration in twentieth-century Ireland

Dr Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh, Aberystwyth University

  • Irish Language Studies; eighteenth-century literature; Irish manuscript studies; translation; historical sociolinguistics; Irish and Scottish Gaelic literature

Dr Jennifer Orr, Newcastle University

  • literary networks and correspondence; Comparative Romantic Literature (Scottish and Irish); print culture (especially newspapers); poetic self-fashioning in the ‘long’ Eighteenth Century, especially labouring-class

Dr Erin Scheopner, Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Modern Irish history; Anglo-Irish relations; media and politics; the British press

Dr Maggie Scull, Syracuse University London

  • Irish Catholic Church; Religious History; the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’; Entangled History; Catholicism; Peace and Reconciliation Studies

Dr Marc Scully, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

  • Irish diaspora; Irish in Britain; transnationalism; authenticity; second-generation identity; social psychological approaches. Currently working on a project on applications for Irish passports post-Brexit

Dr Gerry Smyth, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Modernism; literature and music; popular music, James Joyce

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