History Research Seminar, 18 April 2024

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 17:00 to 19:15
AHI Seminar Room 1.33, First Floor, Iontas Building

5.00pm-6.00 pm    Dr Jack Crangle (Maynooth University)

‘I hated being Irish’: exploring identity in Black and mixed race narratives of twentieth-century Ireland
Jack Crangle is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Maynooth University, working on a project called Black Ireland: race, culture and nationhood in the Irish Republic, 1948-95. Prior to this, he worked at the University of Manchester. Jack completed his PhD in Modern History at Queen’s University Belfast. His first monograph is entitled Migrants, immigration and diversity in twentieth-century Northern Ireland: British, Irish or ‘Other’? (Palgrave Studies in Migration History, 2022). With an interest in migration, oral history and public history, Jack has published his research in the academic journals Immigrants & MinoritiesOral History and Irish Studies Review

6.00pm-7.25pm    Professor Chad Bryant (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Wartime reading: a Habsburg soldier and his newspaper, 1914-1919
Professor Chad Bryant’s interests include nationalism and the urban experience in modern Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on the lands of today’s Czech Republic. His most recent book, Prague: belonging and the modern city (Harvard University Press, 2021), includes consideration of questions about belonging in the modern era. He is, with Kateřina Čapková and Diana Dumitru, completing a study of the Stalinist-era show trials in Czechoslovakia.