Category Archives: Irish History

Just 14? Secrecy row over latest TNA files release

One of the highlights for scholars of contemporary history of that nicely peaceful few days between Christmas and the New Year in the UK has been the annual December release of the latest newly-declassified official files to the National Archives (TNA) at Kew. … Continue reading

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First to draft the past? Seminar hears views on journalism and history

To what extent does a journalist produce a ‘first draft’ of history as it happens? What are the similarities and differences in the research techniques and working methods of journalists and historians? A fascinating dialogue took place on the relationship … Continue reading

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Reinterpreting Rebellion: the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising

The year 2016 will be the centenary of the Easter rebellion or ‘Rising’, probably the single most important event in modern Irish history. It also one of the most controversial. The Rising divided opinion at the time, and has been … Continue reading

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