Irish Nation Building
This unique interdisciplinary course but with an historical focus considers the processes and challenges of nation and state building in the Irish case during the twentieth century.
The course reflects on and addresses themes such as revolutionary violence, political activism, class, gender, religion, language, sport, and migration. It will explore the manner in which constructions of the Irish nation have differed between groups and across time.
It is within this frame, and as Ireland steps into its second century as a modern nation, that this course seeks to debate and develop from an interdisciplinary perspective what it means to be Irish in the 21st Century.