During 2021 Queen’s University Belfast will be hosting a series of online talks to mark the 100th anniversary of the Partition of Ireland. In each online talk a leading academic will address a major theme. Subjects covered in the series will include the complex origins and legacies of partition, the experience of minorities, the Irish border in literature, and class-based and gender-based dimensions. Speakers include Paul Bew, Mary Daly, Alvin Jackson, Jennifer Todd, Marianne Elliott, Diarmaid Ferriter, Roy Foster, Brendan O’Leary, Fearghal McGarry, Jane Ohlmeyer, Graham Walker, Marie Coleman, Margaret O’Callaghan, Henry Patterson and Diane Urquhart.
- Introduction: Prof. Richard English (QUB)
- Home Rule and the Ulster crisis, Prof. Paul Bew (QUB)
- Partition and the Two Irelands, Prof. Mary E. Daly (UCD)
- The Partitionist Mentality, Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD)
- Gender and partition: ‘it’s a queer sort of existence this’, Prof. Diane Urquhart (QUB)