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The Partition of Ireland: Causes and Consequences

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Queen's University Belfast

A series of weekly public talks, organised by Queen's University Belfast to mark the 100th anniversary of the Partition of Ireland

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.

In each online talk a leading academic will address a major theme. Subjects covered in the series include the complex origins and legacies of partition, the experience of minorities, the Irish border in literature, and class-based and gender-based dimensions.

Contributors to the series will include: Lord Bew, Mary Daly, Alvin Jackson, Jennifer Todd, Marianne Elliott, Diarmaid Ferriter, Roy Foster, Brendan O'Leary, Fearghal McGarry, Jane Ohlmeyer, Graham Walker, Marie Coleman, Margaret O'Callaghan, Henry Patterson and Diane Urquhart.  

The first talk in the series is available at 12.00noon on Monday, 26 April 2021, with weekly contributions following at the same time each Monday thereafter.

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