Global Irish Revolution

A Global History of Irish Revolution

Professor Fearghal McGarry has been awarded major funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of a collaborative project with researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

The AHRC award, worth a total of £684,000 over three years (2017-20), will fund postdoctoral fellows in Belfast and Edinburgh, public events and exhibitions, and a range of other activities as part of an exciting new project on ‘A Global History of Irish Revolution, 1916-1926’. It will produce the first ever global history of Irish nationalism between the 1916 Rising and the end of the Irish Civil War in 1923, drawing on archival materials held in Ireland, Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

This project brings together the complementary expertise of Queen’s University’s Fearghal McGarry, a world-leader in the study of the Irish Revolution, and Edinburgh’s Professor Delaney, whose work has shaped the global study of Irish diaspora and transnational history. This project is the first ever major collaboration between two of the UK’s leading centres for the advanced study of modern Irish history.