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!
In collaboration with Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London) I am delighted to announce the launch of a special website to gather information and knowledge about Ireland’s involvement in the First World War. The www.irelandww1.org website project will collate research and event information and act as a networking forum to allow academics, and members of the public and various organisations to introduce themselves to each other. We hope that this website will continue to develop positive working relations and collaborations between academics and non-university led organisations who share the same passion: to enhance public understanding of Ireland’s experience of the First World War.
I’m really pleased that the book has been reviewed in this Saturday’s Irish Times by Catriona Crowe.
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.
In Dublin for this UCD conference examining the period between the Second Moroccan Crisis in 1911 and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
A link to the obituary of R.B. McDowell, who died in August, in The Guardian. I was lucky enough to receive the R.B. McDowell Ussher Fellowship 2003-2006, without which I would not have been able to undertake my doctoral research.