Guest post on ‘The Great Irish Famine: Exploring Ireland’s greatest social catastrophe’. The Famine in Ulster

The link below is to a piece I have written on Dr Ciaran Reilly’s Great Irish Famine blog, on the need for re-engagement at a local level on understanding the famine period.


Unexpected discoveries, fresh perspectives: thinking outside the (archival) box. via Four Nations History Network.

This piece appeared today in King’s College London’s Four Nations History Network Project.  It was an honour and privilege to be asked to contribute, given the calibre of people who have already contributed.  It was also a very therapeutic exercise for me, providing me with an opportunity to take stock of where I am and how I got to this point in my academic journey.