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)