Tuesday 28th September, 2021 at 7:30pm (AEST) on Zoom
Prof. Fearghal McGarry & Dr Darragh Gannon, Queen’s University, Belfast
In conversation on their upcoming book: Ireland 1922 : Independence, Partition, Civil War
This seminar will be about the forthcoming collection of articles, Ireland 1922: Independence, Partition, Civil War, edited by Darragh Gannon and Fearghal McGarry and to be published by Royal Irish Academy. The collection examines 1922 through key incidents and different perspectives including material culture, violence, gender, politics and the diaspora. A pivotal year in Irish history, 1922 saw the ratification of the Anglo-Irish Treaty leading to the establishment of the Irish Free State, the outbreak of the Irish Civil War, and the consolidation of partition as Northern Ireland opted out of the Free State settlement.
Darragh Gannon has published widely on the Irish revolution in the British historical context. He is currently Research Fellow to the Professor Fearghal McGarry and Professor Enda Delaney project “A global history of Irish revolution, 1916-1923”. This Queen’s University Belfast research project, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, is exploring the global impacts of, and influences on, Ireland’s revolution between Rising and Civil War.
Fearghal McGarry has written widely on the Easter Rising, including a recent collective biography of seven rebels associated with the Abbey Theatre. He is interested in how the past is represented, including through commemoration, historical films, and museums. He led two AHRC projects on film and history, and is PI of the AHRC-funded project, A Global History of Irish Revolution (2017-2020).
The seminar will start at 7:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (Melbourne); 9.30pm New Zealand Standard Time (Wellington); 10:30am Irish Standard Time (Belfast).
Book due out 1 January 2022. Preview and pre-order through the RIA (click link below)