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Irish History Modules at QUB
Early Irish Society c. 400-800: Kings, Lords and Free Men
Religion in the Age of Revolutions: Britain and Ireland, 1689-1789
High-Kings and Vikings: Ireland in the Viking age, c. 800-1100
Ireland and the First World War
Politics and Society in 19th Century Ireland
Life, Love and Death in England and Ireland, c.1350-1650
Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century Ireland
Society and Politics in Belfast C.1780–C.1918
During the nineteenth century Belfast enjoyed spectacular economic growth, emerging as one of the United Kingdom’s major industrial centres. Across the same period it moved from being the capital of Irish radicalism to a new status as a stronghold of Protestant resistance to Irish nationalism and as the scene of recurrent sectarian and political violence.
The module will explore the background to these transformations, and the connections between them.
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‘The Vast Catastrophe’: The Great Famine of the 1840s
Kings & Saints in Early Ireland
Presbyterianism in Ulster
Oliver Cromwell, 1649-1658
The People and Politics in Britain and Ireland, 1675-1750
Family, Gender and Household
This module focuses on the Irish family and the Irish household in the nineteenth century. Topics explored include courtship, marriage, reproduction, childhood, consumerisum, and emigration. We also look at crimes relating to the family such as abduction, domestic abuse, and infanticide.
This module encompasses and explores the roles of the father, mother, children, relatives, and ‘hired help’ in the household. We consider experiences of family life for different classes in Ireland and trace developments and changing attitudes over the century.
Very little research has been conducted in Ireland on many of the topics that we explore as part of this module. A significant emphasis is thus placed on the analysis of relevant (and fascinating!) primary source material.
Evangelical Protestantism in Ulster, 1740 - 2000
The Irish Revolution, 1917-1921
The Anglo Normans in Ireland
Irish Revolution, 1917-1925
The Emergence of Modern Ireland
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