Act 2

Act 2

Saturday 7 May Boole 2 :

Metahibernia: Historians and History-writing in Ireland under the Union

9.30- 10.30:

Opening Remarks

Hiram 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’

12.30-1.30: Lunch


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'

Closing Remarks

University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF