28TH SEPTEMBER -
Lecture’ and Book Launch of ‘Ireland and Europe: History and Nationalism’ By Shane Nagle
Historian Shane Nagle will give this years ‘Brendan McLua Lecture’ to mark the launch of his new book,‘Ireland and Europe: History and Nationalism’ (BLOOMSBURY PRESS:)
The Easter Rising and the Irish Revolution were European events, not just in their connection to the First World War, but as an integral part of the remaking of Europe in the midst of war, revolution and imperial collapse in the ten years following 1914. Historians have long been reluctant to study modern Irish history within a comparative European frame. Now, more than ever, Nagle says, it is critical to examine how the European dimension affected Irish history, and how Ireland's history affected European perspectives on nationalism and conflict. In this lecture Nagle will offer an explanation, based on the research for his book.
Shane Nagle is an independent historian based in London. He obtained his PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2014, and his first book, Histories of Nationalism in Ireland and Germany: A Comparative Study, 1800 to 1932, was published earlier this year. His main interests are modern Irish and modern European history, nationalism, and comparative history.
DATE | 28th September 2017
TICKETS | Free
DOORS | 6.30pm
VENUE | The Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Black's Road, Hammersmith, W6 9DT