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Scribes, Sectarianism, and the History of the Northern Ireland Troubles

In this talk Richard English, a world leading authority on the conflict in Northern Ireland and the history of global terrorism, will consider how the history of the Northern Ireland Troubles has been written over the past few decades. In what promises to be a fascinating analysis, he will trace how different parties to this conflict have sought to influence the historical record.

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Richard English is Professor of Politics, and Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, at Queen's University Belfast.

Between 2011 and 2016 he was Wardlaw Professor of Politics in the School of International Relations, and Director of the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), at the University of St Andrews.

Professor English is the author of eight books, including the award-winning studies Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA (2003) and Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland (2006). His most recent book, Does Terrorism Work? A History, was published in 2016 by Oxford University Press. He is also the co-editor/editor of a further six books and has published more than fifty journal articles and book chapters.

Professor English is a frequent media commentator on terrorism and political violence, and on Irish politics and history, including work for the BBC, CNN, ITN, SKY NEWS, NPR, RTE, the Irish Times, the Times Literary Supplement, Newsweek, the Guardian, and the Financial Times.

He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS), an Honorary Fellow of Keble College Oxford, and an Honorary Professor at the University of St Andrews.

This lecture is generously supported by the Irish Government’s Ireland 2016 Programme administered by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Consulate General of Ireland, Scotland, with additional support from the Centre for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Edinburgh.

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