Director of Research Professor Graham Walker
The Contemporary Irish Political History subject area features a wide range of scholarly interests and expertise. It covers political history, political science, political ideas, electoral studies, and policy formation and administration. Active research and publishing is taking place in each of these areas, and it is the aim of the subject area that this will continue in the context of a shared sense of group identity. It is intended that each member of the group is assisted in his/her research objectives by the intellectual support base provided by the subject area, and that opportunities will be created for the positive exchange of ideas and for the development of research projects and strategies.
The Frank Wright Lecture is held annually at the School of PISP, to commemorate former colleague Professor Frank Wright, who died in 1993.
Professor Graham Walker is also Chair of the Irish Studies Initiative
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Research subject area Events Archive
Professor Eunan O' Halpin , Martin McCleery, Massimiliano Nastri, Briege Rice and Matthew Hunt after a graduate workshop on Wednesday , 13 April.
Guest speaker Professor Robert Mahony is pictured here with Cluster Director Professor Graham Walker
2008 John Whyte Trust Essay prize-winners are pictured here with Jean Whyte before the John Whyte Memorial lecture organised by the Cluster.
John Whyte Memorial lecture was given by Professor Tom Garvin of UCD
4 March 2009
The Irish Studies International Research Initiative recently held the QUB Annual Irish Studies Lecture which was delivered by Professor Joep Leerssen (University of Amsterdam) on ‘Cultural Transfer By a Commodious Vicus of Recirculation’.
27 October 2009
The Cluster recently helped organise an event featuring the acclaimed novelist Glenn Patterson, pictured here with Dr Caroline Magennis who is a post doctoral fellow
‘Irish Nationalism: Is a World-System View Possible?’
Frank Wright Memorial Lecturer Professor Don Akenson of Queen’s University Ontario is pictured here with Irish Politics Cluster Director, Professor Graham Walker (QUB)