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The Partition of Ireland: Causes and Consequences

The Partition of Ireland talks programme in partnership with BBC Logo

The Partition of Ireland:

Causes and Consequences


In order to mark the centenary of the partitioning of Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast is organising and hosting a major series of online public talks. The series is supported by the UK Government and the Irish Government, and by the British Academy and the Royal Irish Academy. The talks are being recorded and produced by the BBC.

The series addresses a diverse range of major themes, including the complex origins and legacies of partition, the Irish border in literature, the experience of minorities, and class-based and gender-based perspectives.

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Talks released weekly, Monday 12pm
Talk 22 - 20/09/2021New

The Partition of Ireland in a Global Context

by Professor Bill Kissane
London School of Economics and Political Science
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Talk 23 - 27/09/2021

Broadcasting and the Border: How partition influenced broadcasting on the island of Ireland.

by Professor Rob Savage
Boston College
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All Talks

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Talk 22 - 20/09/2021
The Partition of Ireland in a Global Context
by Professor Bill Kissane
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Talk 21 - 13/09/2021
Unionisims and Partition
by Professor Richard Bourke
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Talk 20 - 06/09/2021
Partition in Comparative Perspective
by Professor Brendan O’Leary
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Talk 19 - 30/08/2021
The Killing of Sir Henry Wilson: An Irish Tragedy
by Professor Fearghal McGarry
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Talk 18 - 23/08/2021
Violence: the Human Cost of Partition
by Dr Tim Wilson
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Talk 17 - 16/08/2021
Partition's Casualties: religious minorities in the new states
by Professor Marianne Elliott
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Talk 16 - 09/08/2021
Writing and the Border
by Professor Glenn Patterson
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Talk 14 - 26/07/2021
Life on the line: Partition at the Border
by Dr Peter Leary
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Talk 13 - 19/07/2021
Sir Ernest Clark - 'Midwife to the New Province of Ulster'
by Dr Cormac Moore
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Talk 11 - 05/07/2021
Rethinking unionism and partition, 1900-1921
by Professor Alvin Jackson
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Talk 10 - 28/06/2021
Partition: Imperial Contexts
by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer
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Talk 9 - 21/06/2021
The IRA and the Partition of Ireland
by Professor Richard English
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Talk 8 - 14/06/2021
Class in Northern Ireland, a family history
by Professor Henry Patterson
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Talk 6 - 31/05/2021
Northern Ireland: the UK’s first example of devolution
by Professor Graham Walker
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Talk 5 - 24/05/2021
Partition and the Southern Irish Protestant experience
by Professor Roy Foster
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Talk 4 - 17/05/2021
Gender and partition: ‘it’s a queer sort of existence this’
by Professor Diane Urquhart
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Talk 3 - 10/05/2021
Episode 3 - The Partitionist Mentality
by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter
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Talk 2 - 03/05/2021
Partition and the Two Irelands
by Professor Mary E. Daly
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Talk 1 - 26/04/2021
Home Rule and the Ulster Crisis
by Professor Paul Bew (The Lord Bew)

All Speakers

Professor Paul Bew
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Richard Bourke
University of Cambridge
Dr Marie Coleman
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Mary Daly
University College Dublin
Professor Marianne Elliott
University of Liverpool
Professor Richard English
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Diarmaid Ferriter
University College Dublin
Professor Roy Foster
University of Oxford
Professor Alvin Jackson
University of Edinburgh
Professor Bill Kissane
London School of Economics and Political Science
Dr Peter Leary
Oxford Brookes University
Dr Robert Lynch
University of Glasgow
Professor Fearghal McGarry
Queen's University Belfast
Dr Cormac Moore
Historian and Author
Dr Margaret O'Callaghan
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Jane Ohlmeyer
Trinity College Dublin
Professor Brendan O'Leary
University of Pennsylvania
Professor Glenn Patterson
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Henry Patterson
University of Ulster
Professor Robert Savage
Boston College
Professor Jennifer Todd
University College Dublin
Professor Diane Urquhart
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Graham Walker
Queen's University Belfast
Dr Tim Wilson
University of St Andrews