Friday, July 4th


Mechanics Institute, Middle Street

Public talk by Professor Luke Gibbons on ‘Limits of the Visible: Representing the Great Hunger’

This speaker is sponsored by NUI Galway’s Millennium Fund.


Saturday, July 5th

Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

9.30: Registration

10.00 – 11.45: Panel 1Revising readings of Irish nationalism

John McGrath (Mary Immaculate College) – ‘Provincial Irish Artisans and Political Conservatism, 1819-1848: Isolation or indifference?’

Matthew Roberts (Sheffield Hallam University) – ‘From Ante-Hero to Anti-Hero? The Chartists and Daniel O’Connell’

Joan Allen (Newcastle University) – ‘The Language of Emancipation: electoral politics and print culture in the North East of England, 1825-1848’

11.45-12.00: coffee

12.00-1.00: Panel 2Ireland and Chartist Poetry

Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton) – ‘“Ireland for the Irish”: a selection of poems by W. J. Linton’

Tim Keane (NUI, Galway) ‘Ghosts of Ireland: reading Henry Gracchus’

1.00-1.45: lunch

1.45-2.00: Performance (Irish ballads)

2.00-3.15: Panel 3Ireland and British Democracy – organisations

Maura Cronin (Mary Immaculate College) – ‘Legion of the rearguard? The Irish Democratic Association 1849-50’

Michael Huggins (University of Chester) – ‘The Confederates and the Charter: “mere matters of arrangement and detail”?’

3.15-3.30: break

3.30-4.45: Panel 4 Ireland and British Democracy – the people

Christine Kinealy (Quinnipiac University) – ‘Patrick O’Higgins – a Forgotten Irish Radical’

Breandán Mac Suibhne (Centenary College, NJ) – ‘Backlit; or, the Making of a Misfit: Thomas Ainge Devyr (1805–87), Irish Radical, British Chartist, and American Reformer’

4.45-5.15: Concluding remarks and discussion

Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (NUI, Galway)

In addition to the organisations listed below, we would like to thank the disciplines of History and English, as well as the Centre for Irish Studies, for supporting Saturday’s conference.

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