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Irish Studies Research Group

Convenor: Dr Terry Phillips 

Overview

Welcome from the Convenor


Dr Terry Phillips

The Irish Studies Research Group is a multi-disciplinary group of scholars who work both independently and collectively to present research on all aspects of Irish political and cultural life.

 

Aims and Objectives

The ISRG aims to encourage and promotes publication of academic work in the field of Irish Studies and generally on topics of relevance to Ireland particularly in the areas of history, drama, literature, politics and psychology.

Conferences: the ISRG aims to encourage and promote participation by group members in conferences and symposia related to Irish issues.

Funding applications: the ISRG aims to assist in acquiring funding support for research on Irish-related topics.

REF strategy: the ISRG will work within the strategies of the University and its Faculties, particularly the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and contribute to the establishment of a demonstrable research environment.

Research supervision: the ISRG aims to support postgraduate research on Irish-related topics through the existing Faculty of Arts and Humanities MA programmes.

New researchers: the ISRG aims to provide a supportive environment with occasional opportunities for new and more experienced researchers to share their work in progress.

Wider links: the ISRG aims to develop and enhance relations with other researchers, particularly in the north-west of England through the newly emerging Irish Studies North-west Network, and other academic associations 

Members

 

0073 Dr Bryce Evans

Dr Bryce Evans 

Department of History and Politics 

0190 Dr Fiona Pogson

Dr Fiona Pogson 

Department of History and Politics 

 0154 Dr Jacqui Miller

Dr Jacqui Miller 

Department of Media & Communication 

John Phillips

Mr John Phillips 

The Liverpool Hope Business School 

Dr Terry Phillips

Dr Terry Phillips 

Emeritus Dean of Arts & Humanities and Department of English 

0171 Dr Liam O'Callaghan

Dr Liam O'Callaghan 

The School of Health Sciences 

0075 Dr Neil Ferguson

Professor Neil Ferguson 

Department of Psychology 

Niamh Malone

Dr Niamh Malone 

Department of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies 

0197 Prof Nicholas Rees

Professor Nicholas Rees 

Dean of Arts and Humanities 

Sonja Tiernan

Dr Sonja Tiernan 

Department of History and Politics ‌

 Stephen Kelly

Dr Stephen Kelly 

Department of History and Politics 

0042 Dr Anthony Cawley

Dr Anthony Cawley 

Department of Media & Communication 

Michael Holmes - Seminar

Dr Michael Holmes

Department of History and Politics 

Research

Recent Publications 

  1. Evans, B. Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Platos Cave (Manchester University Press, 2014)

  2. Evans, B & Kelly, S. Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (Irish Academic Press, 2014)

  3. Evans, B. ‘How shall we kill the evening? Adolescence and the second generation in Independent Ireland’, in Adolescence in Modern Irish History (Palgrave, 2015)

  4. Pogson, F. 'Public and private service at the early Stuart court: the career of William Raylton, Strafford's agent' in Historical Research (Vol.84, Feb 2011)

  5. O'Callaghan, L. Rugby in Munster A Social and Cultural History (Cork University Press, 2011)

  6. Merriman, V. Because We Are Poor: Irish Theatre in the 1990s (Carysfort Press,2011)

  7. Ferguson N. & McGarry, S. R. 'Exploring Representations of the Soldier as Victim: from Northern Ireland and Iraq', In S. Gibson & S. Mollan (Eds.), Representations of Peace and Conflict. (Palgrave, 2013)

  8. Ferguson, N. Muldoon, O., & McKeown, S. 'Group Identity and Political Violence in Northern Ireland.' (Palgrave, 2013)

  9. Tiernan, S. 'The Poetry of Eva Gore-Booth'. (Arlen House, 2016)

  10. Tiernan, S. 'The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth'. (Manchester University Press, 2015)

  11. Kelly, S. ‘A “Southern interference in the North’s affairs”: The prospect of Fianna Fáil as an all-Ireland political party, 1926-2011’, in Irish Studies Review (Vol. 22, Issue 3, 2014)

  12. Kelly, S, Fianna Fáil, partition and Northern Ireland, 1926-1971 (Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 2013) 

  13. Kelly, S 'Fresh evidence from the archives: the genesis of Charles J. Haughey’s attitude to Northern Ireland’, Irish Studies in International Affairs, (Vol. 23, 2012)

  14. Cawley, A. 'Sharing the pain or shouldering the burden?' Journalism Studies (vol. 13, no. 4, 2012)

  15. Newport, K. G. C. & Lloyd, G (eds), The Letters of Charles Wesley A Critical Edition, with Introduction and Notes: Volume 1 (1728-1756), (Oxford University Press, 2012) 

Seminar Programme

Irish Studies Research Seminars

 

Spring 2017

 

Date

Name

Title

Room

Monday, 16th January, 1.00 pm

Bryce Evans

The Greatest Famine Film Never Made 

EDEN013

Monday, 30th January, 1:00 pm

Liam O'Callaghan

Murder, the death penalty and Irish society 1922-39

EDEN013

Monday, 6th February, 5:00 pm

Dayna Killian 

Women and the Abbey Theatre in the early 20th Century; challenging the canon

EDEN012

Thursday, 16th February, 5:00pm

Kelly Hickey Voicing voicelessness: Explorations of Northside Dublin through Narratives that Empower and Narratives that Oppress EDEN013

Thursday, 20th February, 1:00 pm

Terry Phillips 

Celtic Mythology and the Modern in the Writing of Eva Gore-Booth

EDEN013

Monday, 27th February, 1:00pm

Elizabeth Deyoung                                                              

Shared or Shared-Out Future?: Ethnosectarian resource competition in Northern Ireland

EDEN013

Monday, 6th March, 1:00 pm

Fiona Pogson 

Alice Thornton's memories of her childhood in seventeenth-century Ireland

EDEN045

Monday, 13th March, 1:00 pm

John King

The slow birth of Aer Lingus 

EDEN013

Thursday, 20th March, 1:00 pm

Michael Kennedy

"You cannot be too careful in your dealings with Mr Doyle": Charles Doyle, an Irish Victorian cad, bounder, conman and convict

EDEN013

Monday, 27th March, 1:00pm

Victor Merriman

Not in Front of the Nation: Counter-revolutionary consciousness on Ireland's stages

EDEN013

Thursday 30th March, 5:00pm

 Trish Ferguson, Sonja Tiernan, Jessica Warwick 

Panel on Irish Prison Writing 

EDEN013

Thursday, 27th April, 5:00 pm

Paddy Hoey

Irish republicanism: street theatre and the 1916 rising centenary

EDEN013

Monday, 18th May, 1:00 pm

Ruth Canning 

Frontier identities and issues of allegiance in late Elizabethan Ireland: Christopher Nugent, Baron of Delvin

EDEN013

 

Overview

Welcome from the Convenor


Dr Terry Phillips

The Irish Studies Research Group is a multi-disciplinary group of scholars who work both independently and collectively to present research on all aspects of Irish political and cultural life.

 

Aims and Objectives

The ISRG aims to encourage and promotes publication of academic work in the field of Irish Studies and generally on topics of relevance to Ireland particularly in the areas of history, drama, literature, politics and psychology.

Conferences: the ISRG aims to encourage and promote participation by group members in conferences and symposia related to Irish issues.

Funding applications: the ISRG aims to assist in acquiring funding support for research on Irish-related topics.

REF strategy: the ISRG will work within the strategies of the University and its Faculties, particularly the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and contribute to the establishment of a demonstrable research environment.

Research supervision: the ISRG aims to support postgraduate research on Irish-related topics through the existing Faculty of Arts and Humanities MA programmes.

New researchers: the ISRG aims to provide a supportive environment with occasional opportunities for new and more experienced researchers to share their work in progress.

Wider links: the ISRG aims to develop and enhance relations with other researchers, particularly in the north-west of England through the newly emerging Irish Studies North-west Network, and other academic associations 

Members

 

0073 Dr Bryce Evans

Dr Bryce Evans 

Department of History and Politics 

0190 Dr Fiona Pogson

Dr Fiona Pogson 

Department of History and Politics 

 0154 Dr Jacqui Miller

Dr Jacqui Miller 

Department of Media & Communication 

John Phillips

Mr John Phillips 

The Liverpool Hope Business School 

Dr Terry Phillips

Dr Terry Phillips 

Emeritus Dean of Arts & Humanities and Department of English 

0171 Dr Liam O'Callaghan

Dr Liam O'Callaghan 

The School of Health Sciences 

0075 Dr Neil Ferguson

Professor Neil Ferguson 

Department of Psychology 

Niamh Malone

Dr Niamh Malone 

Department of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies 

0197 Prof Nicholas Rees

Professor Nicholas Rees 

Dean of Arts and Humanities 

Sonja Tiernan

Dr Sonja Tiernan 

Department of History and Politics ‌

 Stephen Kelly

Dr Stephen Kelly 

Department of History and Politics 

0042 Dr Anthony Cawley

Dr Anthony Cawley 

Department of Media & Communication 

Michael Holmes - Seminar

Dr Michael Holmes

Department of History and Politics 

Research

Recent Publications 

  1. Evans, B. Ireland during the Second World War: Farewell to Platos Cave (Manchester University Press, 2014)

  2. Evans, B & Kelly, S. Frank Aiken: Nationalist and Internationalist (Irish Academic Press, 2014)

  3. Evans, B. ‘How shall we kill the evening? Adolescence and the second generation in Independent Ireland’, in Adolescence in Modern Irish History (Palgrave, 2015)

  4. Pogson, F. 'Public and private service at the early Stuart court: the career of William Raylton, Strafford's agent' in Historical Research (Vol.84, Feb 2011)

  5. O'Callaghan, L. Rugby in Munster A Social and Cultural History (Cork University Press, 2011)

  6. Merriman, V. Because We Are Poor: Irish Theatre in the 1990s (Carysfort Press,2011)

  7. Ferguson N. & McGarry, S. R. 'Exploring Representations of the Soldier as Victim: from Northern Ireland and Iraq', In S. Gibson & S. Mollan (Eds.), Representations of Peace and Conflict. (Palgrave, 2013)

  8. Ferguson, N. Muldoon, O., & McKeown, S. 'Group Identity and Political Violence in Northern Ireland.' (Palgrave, 2013)

  9. Tiernan, S. 'The Poetry of Eva Gore-Booth'. (Arlen House, 2016)

  10. Tiernan, S. 'The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth'. (Manchester University Press, 2015)

  11. Kelly, S. ‘A “Southern interference in the North’s affairs”: The prospect of Fianna Fáil as an all-Ireland political party, 1926-2011’, in Irish Studies Review (Vol. 22, Issue 3, 2014)

  12. Kelly, S, Fianna Fáil, partition and Northern Ireland, 1926-1971 (Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 2013) 

  13. Kelly, S 'Fresh evidence from the archives: the genesis of Charles J. Haughey’s attitude to Northern Ireland’, Irish Studies in International Affairs, (Vol. 23, 2012)

  14. Cawley, A. 'Sharing the pain or shouldering the burden?' Journalism Studies (vol. 13, no. 4, 2012)

  15. Newport, K. G. C. & Lloyd, G (eds), The Letters of Charles Wesley A Critical Edition, with Introduction and Notes: Volume 1 (1728-1756), (Oxford University Press, 2012) 

Seminar Programme

Irish Studies Research Seminars

 

Spring 2017

 

Date

Name

Title

Room

Monday, 16th January, 1.00 pm

Bryce Evans

The Greatest Famine Film Never Made 

EDEN013

Monday, 30th January, 1:00 pm

Liam O'Callaghan

Murder, the death penalty and Irish society 1922-39

EDEN013

Monday, 6th February, 5:00 pm

Dayna Killian 

Women and the Abbey Theatre in the early 20th Century; challenging the canon

EDEN012

Thursday, 16th February, 5:00pm

Kelly Hickey Voicing voicelessness: Explorations of Northside Dublin through Narratives that Empower and Narratives that Oppress EDEN013

Thursday, 20th February, 1:00 pm

Terry Phillips 

Celtic Mythology and the Modern in the Writing of Eva Gore-Booth

EDEN013

Monday, 27th February, 1:00pm

Elizabeth Deyoung                                                              

Shared or Shared-Out Future?: Ethnosectarian resource competition in Northern Ireland

EDEN013

Monday, 6th March, 1:00 pm

Fiona Pogson 

Alice Thornton's memories of her childhood in seventeenth-century Ireland

EDEN045

Monday, 13th March, 1:00 pm

John King

The slow birth of Aer Lingus 

EDEN013

Thursday, 20th March, 1:00 pm

Michael Kennedy

"You cannot be too careful in your dealings with Mr Doyle": Charles Doyle, an Irish Victorian cad, bounder, conman and convict

EDEN013

Monday, 27th March, 1:00pm

Victor Merriman

Not in Front of the Nation: Counter-revolutionary consciousness on Ireland's stages

EDEN013

Thursday 30th March, 5:00pm

 Trish Ferguson, Sonja Tiernan, Jessica Warwick 

Panel on Irish Prison Writing 

EDEN013

Thursday, 27th April, 5:00 pm

Paddy Hoey

Irish republicanism: street theatre and the 1916 rising centenary

EDEN013

Monday, 18th May, 1:00 pm

Ruth Canning 

Frontier identities and issues of allegiance in late Elizabethan Ireland: Christopher Nugent, Baron of Delvin

EDEN013