A one day conference (In memory of Professor Alan O’Day [1940-2017])
Connolly House, Boston College. Saturday, 27 April 2019, 9 am – 5:30 pm.
2019 marks the centenary of the Long Committee's report to the UK Parliament recommending the partition of Ireland. This conference will explore the history and legacies of that decision.
Speakers and papers
I. Global Context of Ireland’s Partition
Jason Knirck (Central Washington University), ‘Confederates, Boers, or Silesians? Irish Attempts to find Analogies for Partition in World History’.
Erik Goldstein (Boston University), ‘Partition and Peacemaking after the Great War’.
Shannon Monaghan (Harvard University), ‘Partition as Population Engineering: The Irish Boundary Commission in Comparative Context.
II. Parties Divided over Partition
Timothy McMahon (Marquette University), “It Does Not Matter What the Authors Meant”: Covenanters in Conflict, 1916-1920.
Neil Fleming (University of Worcester), ‘The Conservative Right and the Partition of Ireland’
Robert McNamara (Ulster University), ‘Frank MacDermot, de Valera and the Partition Question in Independent Ireland’
III. Nationalism and Partition
Peter McLoughlin (Queen’s University Belfast), ‘Redefining Partition: The Evolution of Nationalist Thinking on the Nature of a Divided Ireland.’
Bridget Keown (Northwestern University), ‘Medical Knowledge, Medical Institutions and Nation Building.’
Sean McGraw (University of Notre Dame), ‘Ireland’s Partition: Founding Moments Generate Space for Political Entrepreneurs.’
Saturday, April 27 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Connolly House, first floor
Boston College, 300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA