FESTIVAL 2021

Partition: Panel Discussion

Sat, Aug 7 2021 4.00pm Panel Discussion: When did Partition happen? with Professor Paul Bew, Dr Niamh Gallagher and Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid

Lord Bew (Paul) is Emeritus Professor of Politics in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast.  He has served as an independent Crossbench Life Peer since 2007, currently as Chair of the House of Lords Appointments Commission. He has previously acted as historical advisor to the Bloody Sunday Tribunals, served as advisor to David Trimble and made extensive contributions to the Good Friday Agreement process.  He is an honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge and Member of Royal Irish Academy (MRIA).

Dr Niamh Gallagher is University Lecturer in Modern British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St Catharine’s College. She is the author of Ireland and the Great War: A Social and Political History (Bloomsbury, 2020), which won the Royal Historical Society’s 2020 Whitfield Prize.  She lectures in the history of modern Britain and Ireland and convenes a range of courses across the undergraduate and postgraduate year groups. She is the co-editor of The Political Thought of the Irish Revolution with Professor Richard Bourke (forthcoming, CUP) and has written widely on the cultural and social history of the First World War. Her next major research project will be on the history of Ireland and the end of the British Empire. Niamh is currently a member of the Independent Historical Advisory Panel for Northern Ireland and leads The Mether Initiative at St Catharine’s College with Des Browne (The Rt Hon. the Lord Browne of Ladyton).

Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Sheffield. She studied History and French at University College Cork, before undertaking an M.A. and Ph.D. at Queen’s University Belfast. In 2009-10 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, and from 2010-2012 Rutherford Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. She works primarily on Irish history, in particular the Irish Revolution, and the history of political violence and terrorism since the nineteenth century. Currently she is turning her attention towards a cultural history of the Irish Revolution, focusing particularly on the history of emotions.