Throughout 2018 I worked as chief analyst and co-author on the Royal Historical Society’s landmark reports on race and gender in UK History. The reports address stark inequalities and discrimination in the practice and teaching of History in the UK, and offer recommendations for historians, universities, schools, museums, and others to address them.
In this weekend’s Irish Times, I review Margaret Kelleher’s new history of The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland.
In this weekend’s Irish Times, I write about the history behind the Brexit discussions of peace, trade, and the border, examining the newly released Documents on Irish Foreign Policy for 1958-1961, which contain eery relevance for today.
In this weekend’s Guardian, I have reviewed Ian Kershaw’s Roller-Coaster: Europe 1950-2017, the final instalment in Penguin’s History of Europe series.
In this weekend’s Irish Times I have reviewed Diarmaid Ferriter’s new history of Ireland’s off-shore islands, On the Edge.
I have reviewed Diarmaid MacCulloch’s new biography of Thomas Cromwell in this weekend’s Irish Times.
In today’s Irish Times, I survey the bad history offered by leading Brexiteers, and argue that such myths are leading Britain to a historic catastrophe.