ICTS Webinar Series Spring 2021 –
“Changing land: emigrants and visions of radical reform in nineteenth-century Ireland”
by Dr Niall Whelehan (University of Strathclyde),
18 Mar 2021 @ 18:00 GMT (online)

The Irish Centre for Transnational Studies is delighted to welcome you to our first webinar in the Spring Semester 2021.

Dr Whelehan’s talk is entitled “Changing land: emigrants and visions of radical reform in nineteenth-century Ireland” and will take place online on 18 March 2021 @ 18:00 GMT.

Abstract: The Irish Land War (1879-1882) was a turning point in modern Irish history, a social revolution that was part of a broader ideological moment when established ideas of property and land ownership were fundamentally challenged. A striking aspect of the land movement was its internationalism, spurred by links between Ireland and different emigrant locations, return migration, and an awareness of how the Land League’s demands to abolish ‘landlordism’ connected with wider radical and reform causes. This talk traces the lives of three emigrant activists and how their land activism intersected with a range of radical and reform causes, including trade unionism, feminism and anarchism. It also considers how perceptions of emigration and settlement could foster contradictory attitudes towards land and colonisation in different contexts. 

Niall Whelehan teaches history at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is the author of The Dynamiters: Irish Nationalism and Political Violence in the Wider World, 1867-1900 (CUP, 2012). His new monograph on emigrant activism and the Irish land question will be published later this year with New York University Press. 

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