Saturday 7 May Boole 2 :
Metahibernia: Historians and History-writing in Ireland under the Union
Opening RemarksHiram Morgan, University College Cork: ‘Lost leaders: Fantasy Portraits of Gaelic Chiefs’Fintan Cullen, University of Nottingham: ‘Art, Union and Nationhood’
10.30-11.00: Tea & Coffee
Peter Woodman, University College Cork: 'Irish struggles with concepts of human antiquity and deep time'Jim McGeachie, University of Ulster: ‘Metahistory as metascience: Sir William Wilde and the uses of medical biography and history.’
Patrick Maume, Dictionary of Irish Biography, RIA: ‘William Cooke Taylor, Liberal Unionism and an enlightenment history in the Age of O’Connell’
Clare O'Halloran, University College Cork: ‘The Long Afterlife of Spenser's View of the Present State of Ireland: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives’Brian Jackson, University College Dublin: ‘In conformity with Modern Criticism'Denis Murphy, 'Edmund Hogan and the Irish approach to Jesuit Historiography’
Alan Ford, University of Nottingham: ‘High or low? Writing the Irish reformation in the early nineteenth century’.
3.30-4.00: Tea & Coffee
4.00 – 5.00:
Ciaran Brady Trinity College Dublin: 'J.P. Prendergast and the practice of history in 19th Century Ireland'