Lecture Series: Eugenio Biagini and "The Minority Mind" in Ireland


Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Hall (View on map )

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Please join us as we welcome Prof. Eugenio Biagini of the University of Cambridge for a lecture on his most recent research titled, The Minority Mind: Protestants and Jews in Catholic Ireland, 1912-1968.


Prof. Biagini is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Cambridge, where his research focuses on the social, economic and political history of democracy. He has written on Gladstonian liberalism and the Italian Risorgimento, but Ireland is his main area of research. His British Democracy and Irish Nationalism, 1876-1906 (Cambridge University Press, 2007) examined the way the Irish Home Rule campaigns affected the making of democracy in the two islands. He has recently published (with Daniel Mulhall), The Shaping of Modern Ireland (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2016) and edited (with Mary Daly), The Cambridge Social History of Ireland since 1740 (Cambridge University press, 2016). His current research focuses on the history of religious and ethnic minorities in twentieth-century Ireland, in a comparative perspective. He focuses on the challenge of nation building, the redefinition of ‘public interest’, civil liberties and ‘the constitution’ in deeply divided societies.