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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.

Watch an introduction from Professor Richard English

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Talks released weekly, Monday 12pm
Talk 2New

Partition and the Two Irelands

by Professor Mary E. Daly
University College Dublin
Talk 3

Episode 3 - The Partitionist Mentality

by Professor Diarmaid Ferriter
University College Dublin

The Speakers

Professor Paul Bew
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Richard Bourke
University of Cambridge
Dr Garrett Carr
Queen's University Belfast
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 Senia Paseta
University of Oxford
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 Charles Townshend
Keele University
Professor Diane Urquhart
Queen's University Belfast
Professor Graham Walker
Queen's University Belfast
Dr Tim Wilson
University of St Andrews