Culture and Politics in Ireland and the British Empire
Seminar Room 203
Date & Time
14th May, 2010 @ 09:00:00
Culture and Politics in
Ireland and the British Empire
A one-day workshop - part of the Texts, Contexts, Cultures research programme
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Moore Institute Seminar Room, NUI, Galway
Friday 14 May 2010, 9.30am - 6pm
9.30am-11am - Session 1 - Chair: Prof. Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (NUI, G)
Dr Philip Ollerenshaw (University of the West of England) - ‘Politics and Conflict in Northern Ireland, 1935-50'
Ian Kenneally (NUI,G) - 'Truce to Treaty: Irish journalists and the peace process of 1920-21'
11.15am-1.15pm - Session 2 - Chair: Prof. Nicholas Allen (NUI, G)
John Towler (GMIT) - ‘Mapping Galway's mid-Seventeenth-Century Settlement Morphology'
Dr Donal Lowry (Oxford Brookes University) - ‘Irish Catholics in the British Empire'
Patricia Bergin (NUI,G) - ‘Education and the Open Competitive Examination System: Irish Civil Servants in India, 1855-1914'
2.15pm-3.45pm - Session 3 - Chair: Dr. Mary Harris (NUI, G)
Philip Legg (University of the West of England) - ‘The Land War in King's County, 1879-1882'
James O'Donnell (NUI,G) - ‘"A brave and valiant nation combating against a power by whose heel she herself has been crushed": Irish news gathering and editorial comment on the South African War (1899-1902) - a case study of Co. Clare newspapers.'
4-6pm - Session 4 - Chair: Dr Mark McCarthy (GMIT)
Dr Jeff Dann (NUI,G) - ‘Sport and Hegemony in the British Empire'
Dr Kent Fedorowich (University of the West of England) - ‘Family Matters? The Dominion High Commissioners in Wartime Britain, 1938-42'
Alan Lyons (NUI,G) - ‘Foreign Office attitudes towards the Arabs of Palestine'
Further Information: Dr. Simon J. Potter (NUIG) firstname.lastname@example.org