Forgotten histories: the Irish in the First World War

Forgotten histories: the Irish in the First World War

Forgotten histories: the Irish in the First World War
Tuesday 22 September 2020, 6.30pm to 7.30pm BST
Past event
Past event
Tuesday 22 September 2020, 6.30pm to 7.30pm BST
  • Irish History
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Humanities, Social sciences

The First World War was Ireland’s single greatest military contribution, yet for over 100 years Ireland’s part in the conflict has been obscured by the history of its march to independence. This talk explores the long shadow of the war in British and Irish memory and offers new insights that change our understanding of Ireland’s twentieth century. 

Speakers

Dr Niamh Gallagher

Fellow of St Catharine's College
Niamh Gallagher

Dr Niamh Gallagher is a Lecturer at the Faculty of History in modern British and Irish history. Her first book, Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History (Bloomsbury, 2019), is the first work of Irish history to win the Royal Historical Society's 2020 Whitfield Prize. Niamh has participated regularly on the media, most recently as a discussant on the Radio 4 show, In Our Time and Cambridge-based podcast, Talking Politics. Niamh also leads The Mether Initiative at St Catharine's College with Des Browne (Lord Browne of Ladyton), which offers a physical and virtual non-partisan space where future leaders, academics and policymakers can learn from the history of Britain and Ireland in all their varieties. 

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