History Research Seminar, 21 March 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 17:00 to 19:15
AHI Seminar Room 1.33, First Floor, IONTAS

Researching a Midlands land agent: methodology and findings from the Ballindoolin estate archive
Ronald Connolly (Maynooth University PhD candidate)

Irish ‘outrages’ and British politics: Irish agrarian violence and its multiplicity of meanings, 1830-1845
Dr Jay Rozman (University College, Cork)

Jay Rozman’s first monograph, Outrage in the Age of reform: Irish agrarian violence, Imperial insecurity, and British governing policy, 1830-1845 (Cambridge University Press, 2022) re-examines the so-called 'decade of reform', demonstrating how Ireland, particularly Irish agrarian violence, shaped British political culture in previously unappreciated ways. 

Since the appearance of his monograph, he has been working on several projects including an investigation of the relationship between the British Empire and the constituent Queen's Colleges c. 1845-1921, and an exploration of the relationship between Irish nationalism in the age of O'Connell and global humanitarian efforts, such as anti-slavery, and British imperial entanglements during the 1830s and 1840s. He is also co-editor with Dr Heather Laird (UCC, School of English) of the recently published Dwellings in nineteenth-century Ireland, an edited collection arising from the Society for Nineteenth Century Ireland's 2021 conference held at UCC.