In the image below, Professor Ian McBride (Oxford) and Dr Niamh Gallagher (Cambridge) are in conversation with Fergal Keane at the Irish Embassy, London on 5 December 2020. The Centenary Conversation event has been watched more than 5,800 times on YouTube – click the picture to watch.
Recent public events and plenary lectures
‘Reflections on the Northern Ireland Centenary’, Union College, Belfast, 17 September 2021.
‘Anglo-Irish Relations and the Peace Process’, the British-Irish Association, Pembroke College, Oxford, 3 September 2021.
‘Irish Liberty and the Slave Trade’, Féile an Phobail/The West Belfast Festival, 8 August 2021: watch on YouTube
‘Irish Liberty and the Slave Trade: from Swift to Burke’, Plenary Lecture, Annual Conference of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, University of Limerick, 16-18 June 2021.
‘Partition and the Limits of Irish Commemoration’, Queen’s University, Belfast, hosted by Prof. Richard English, 31 March 2021: watch on YouTube
‘Centenary Conversation’, a discussion on the Government of Ireland Act (1920), with Fergal Keane, Patricia Clavin, Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid and Niamh Gallagher, Irish Embassy, London, 5 December 2021: watch on YouTube
‘Decolonising Irish History: A Panel Discussion’, organised by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, 2 November 2020.
‘Classical Influences and Irish Culture: Historical Perspectives’, ERC Project Launch, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 1 October 2019.
Panellist on ‘The Irish Enlightenment’, London School of Economics, 4 March 2019, LSE (Philosophy Forum and podcast).
Public Lecture: ‘Swift, Presbyterians and Empire’, Union Theological College, Belfast, 15 January 2019.
‘The Brullaughan Affair: Scandal and Reform in the Irish Catholic Church, 1737-1749’, Princess Grace Library Symposium on Eighteenth-Century Ireland, Monaco, 19-21 October 2018.
‘Penal Times: Irish Catholics in the Eighteenth Century’, Irish Association of Professional Historians Lecture, 2018.
‘Irish Catholics and the Penal Laws’, Plenary Lecture, American Conference of Irish Studies, University College Cork, 18 June 2018.
‘Catholic Ireland in the Penal Times’, Thomas Flatley Lecture, Boston College, 26 September 2017.
‘The Struggle for Ireland’s Soul: Catholics under the Penal Laws’, Annual Hibernian Lecture, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 22 September 2017.
‘Why the History of the Penal Laws has yet to be Written’, Italy/Ireland Seminar, University of Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, 18 June 2017.
‘Renouncing England: Swift’s Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufacture’, Plenary Lecture at Swift 350: An Interdisciplinary Conference to Mark the 350th Anniversary of the Birth of Jonathan Swift, Trinity College Dublin, 9 June 2017.
‘Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland’, the inaugural Hugh O’Neill Lecture, the Irish Embassy to Italy, Rome, 21 November 2016.
‘The Meaning of the Troubles’, Keough-Naughton Institute, University of Notre Dame, 5 November 2015.
‘Truth and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland’, Princeton University Ireland Fund Lecture Series, 18 September 2015.
‘Why the History of the Penal Laws still has to be Written’, Irish Legal History Society Spring Discourse, Dublin, 27 February, 2015.
‘The Politics of the “New” British History’, plenary lecture, ‘United Kingdom? Four Nations Approaches to Modern British History’ a conference held at King’s College London, 20 February 2015.
‘Francis Hutcheson and Ulster-Scots Political Thought’ (keynote address), ‘Political Thought in Ireland: the Contribution of Ulster-Scots’, Queen’s University, Belfast, 22 January 2015.
‘The Historian as Healer? Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland’, Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, 16 October 2014.