Last week I was busy hosting a week-long exchange with MA students and their professor from the University of South Carolina. This stemmed from a visit I made in June 2012. I was delighted to get our current Public History students and their American peers talking in what proved to be a really stimulating week about history in the public sphere.
The IWM (Imperial War Museums) and brightsolid, are working in partnership
to create Lives of the First World War – an innovative and interactive digital platform to mark the First World War Centenary. It is part of IWM’s First World War Centenary programme. I’m delighted to be involved as part of the Academic Advisory Group.
Follow this link to hear me talking about my research live on RTÉ radio’s ‘The History Show’ on 9th December 2012. Live radio is scary, but a great experience!
I’m really pleased that the book has been reviewed in this Saturday’s Irish Times by Catriona Crowe.
Another great review in this week’s THE magazine. Very pleased!
Delighted to see that the book has been reviewed – favourably! – in this week’s TLS.
I’m very excited to announce that my first book has just been published with Oxford University Press!
A Kingdom United draws from a vast array of diaries, journals and newspapers to provide a compelling picture of some of the thoughts, views and conversations of British and Irish people on the outbreak of war. The book challenges preconceptions and assumptions about how ordinary people and elite figures reacted to events and pays special attention to the question of Ireland, demonstrating how the majority of Irish people supported the war and were united in the British cause.
The book was officially launched by Professor John Horne of Trinity College, Dublin at the London Irish Centre, Camden Square, on 23rd March 2012.
Further details of the book, including sample extracts, are available at the Oxford University Press website.
I’m delighted to have been selected for the AHRC/BBC collaborative workshop on the First World War held at BBC TV Centre on 20th February. This was done via a competitive application and the final 12 are quite a line-up!
Follow this link to read more about the RHS Centenary Fellowship awarded to me in 2006.
Please follow this link to read my opinion piece on Remembrance Day in Devon and Cornwall’s Western Morning News.