Public Engagement

  • 20 February 2012: Selected participant as part of open competition for the AHRC/BBC collaborative workshop on the First World War.
  • 11 November 2011: Opinion piece in the Western Morning News.
  • October 2011: Invited speaker at public seminar, ‘The 1916 Rising and the Battle of the Somme: Alternative Perspectives on Commemoration – lessons from previous experiences’, Healing Through Remembering, Belfast.
  • November 2010: Public lecture on Ireland and the First World War to the Historical Association, Cornwall Branch, Truro.
  • June 2009: Commentator on the Lebanese general elections for the English-language news broadcast on Vatican Radio.
  • March 2009: Consultant historian for a feature article on Edinburgh and the First World War, Edinburgh Evening News.
  • November 2008: Contributing lecturer to the annual Thomas Davis lecture series broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Ireland and the Great War.
  • March 2005: Consultant historian to Irish fiction author, Paul Murray, for his novel, Skippy Dies on the First World War (Hamish Hamilton, London, 2010).