Events Archive

The Politics of Conflict and Transformation: Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective


23/11/2018 - 23/11/2018


9:00AM - 7:00PM


The Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland



A conference celebrating the work of Prof Jennifer Todd

Here is the line-up, at a glance:

9.00-9.30: Registration

9.30-9.40: Welcome & Introduction

9.40-11.10: Panel I: The Dynamics of Conflict on the Island of Ireland, North and South (Chair, Karen Trew, QUB)

  • Is a Middle Force Emerging in Northern Ireland?: John Coakley, QUB
  • The Politics of Multiple Majorities in Northern Ireland: Niall Ó Dochartaigh, NUI Galway
  • Praying for Paisley: Religion, Identity and Forgiveness in the Life of Fr Gerry Reynolds: Gladys Ganiel, QUB
  • The Role of Reconciliation in how Conflict Ends: Lessons from Religious Conflict in France and the Republic of Ireland: Joseph Ruane, UCD

11.10-11.30: Tea & Coffee

11.30-1.00: Panel II: Constructions of Identity (Chair: Yvonne Galligan, QUB)

  • Identity Change and Ontological Security: The Challenges of Conflict Resolution: Bahar Rumelili, Koc University
  • Bridge-Builder Feminism and Feminist Identity Politics in Northern Ireland: Theresa O’Keefe, UCC
  • “So are you a Derry girl? Or a Londonderry girl?”: Exploring individual and group regulation of social identity performance in Northern Ireland: Orla Muldoon, Rob Lowe, Claire Campbell, Geoff McCombe, University of Limerick
  • Brexit, the Border, and Constructing a Dual-Identity Future for Northern Ireland: Peter McLoughlin, QUB

1.00-2.00: Lunch

2.00-3.30: Panel III: Borders and Boundaries; including, but not exclusive to Brexit (Chair: John Baker, UCD)

  • Justice Beyond Borders and the Challenge of Substantive Decolonization - Investigating the Irish Case:Shane O’Neill, Keele University
  • Borders of states and boundaries of citizenship: Iseult Honohan, UCD
  • Bordering, Debordering and Rebordering on the Island of Ireland:Cathal McCall, QUB
  • UK Borders and Brexit: a comparative perspective: Katy Hayward,QUB

3.30-3.45: Tea & Coffee

3.45-5.15: Panel IV: Comparative Perspectives (Chair: Stephanie Dornschneider, UCD)

  • Great Nations and Small Empires: Nationalist Movements in Ireland and the Balkans, Siniša Malešević, UCD
  • How do Small States Cope with Open Ethno-National Conflicts involving their “Co-Nationals” – A Comparative Study of Partition Politics of Albania and Ireland, Roland Gjoni, UCD
  • Conflict Management in South Africa and Northern Ireland Compared: Adrian Guelke, QUB
  • From #TogetherforYes to #NiUnaMenos. A comparative analysis of women’s rights movements for reproductive rights and the church-state relationship in Ireland and Argentina: Melanie Hoewer, UCD

5.15-6.15: Wrap-up Panel: Bronagh Hinds (Democrashe), John Doyle (DCU), Duncan Morrow (UU); (Chair: Paul Gillespie, Deputy Director, Institute for British-Irish Studies, UCD)

6.15: Remarks on the publication of Jennifer Todd’s Identity Change after Conflict: Ethnicity, Boundaries and Belonging in the Two Irelands, John Brewer, QUB, Editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s Compromise after Conflict Series, followed by Wine Reception.