Our first feature is from Dr Simon Briercliffe who is a historian of the Irish diaspora in the Black Country
The Irish Wives of Friedrich Engels
Aidan Beatty brings us an excerpt from his forthcoming article in Socialist History on Mary Burns, part of Manchester's nineteenth-century Irish community and Friedrich Engels' partner.
The Irish World Wide and Patrick O’Sullivan
If you are a scholar of the Irish diaspora, you will probably be familiar with the work and edited collections of Patrick O'Sullivan. What you may not be aware of is that Patrick, currently Visiting Professor of Irish Diaspora Studies at London Metropolitan University, has made much of his work freely available online! Patrick O'Sullivan's... Continue Reading →
Cousins? African American Irish and DNA insights.
Martine Brennan writes about her digital public history project, 'Enslavement to Citizenship: African Americans in Irish Slaveholder Records, 1670-1862' and the insights into the diversities of Irish diaspora history gained by DNA testing.
Irish Writers in transnational radical networks and circles of solidarity in Thirties London
Katrina Goldstone writes about the transnational radical networks of Irish writers in London during the 1930s, providing a glimpse of the research in her latest book.
Insights from the Archive of the St Patrick’s Society of Shanghai
Seán Gannon explores the archive of the St Patrick's Society of Shanghai to explore the spatialisation of Irishness in the British Empire during the twentieth century.
Home at War, 1920: Diaspora Witness Statements to the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland
Mark Holan writes about the Irish Americans who returned to Ireland during the War of Independence, and testified about their experiences to the American Commission on Conditions in Ireland
Mayo’s Thomas Larkin: One of the early telephone pioneers of America.
Michael Larkin provides a glimpse into his book 'Making the Right Connections' which explores the life of Thomas Larkin. Larkin was one of many Irish migrants who made their way to the United States at the end of the nineteenth century. There he worked for the Bell Telephone Company and became one of the Telephone Pioneers of America, before returning to Ireland in the 1930s.
From the Wild Geese to Waterloo: Irishmen in the armies of France and Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century
Ciarán McDonnell considers the place of Irish identity within the British and French armies of the eighteenth century.
Thomas O’Neill Russell in Nineteenth-Century America : Friend or Foe to Ireland?
Fiona Lyons draws our attention to the endeavours, and controversies, of Thomas O'Neill Russell and the struggles of formalising the printing and teaching of Irish at home and abroad.