Our guest lecturer is Dr Aoife Bhreatnach, an independent scholar researching the cultural history of Irish garrison towns. A graduate of University College Cork, with a PhD from DeMontfort University and subsequent book, Becoming Conspicuous: Irish Travellers, Society and the State published in 2006 (UCD Press). From 2003-04, she held the Irish Government Senior Scholarship at Hertford College, Oxford and taught at the University of Warwick. A recipient of an Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship from 2004-06, she worked in NUI Maynooth developing a theory of class in nineteenth-century Ireland. From this research emerged her interest in the role played by the British military in Irish social history. She blogs on irishgarrisontowns.com and tweets as @GarrisonTowns.
8 pm, Thursday 15 March