Speaking engagements



University of Ulster, Food Anxieties Conference, 6-7 April 2017

Writing on the Wall Festival ‘Food Revolutions’ Panel, 21 May 2017

Irish Famine Remembrance event, 27 May 2017

Pakistani Community Centre, Nottingham, 16 June 2017

When East Meets West: The Second World War in Global Perspective, Waterloo Campus, King’s College, London. Second World War Research Group Annual Conference, 22-23 June 2017.


October / November:

12 November 2016 – Women’s History Network conference, University of Worcester

Labour for a Republic, Labour Party Conference, 27 September

Manchester Global Irish Centre

Liverpool John Moores University ‘Perspectives’ Seminar Series

University of Delaware, USA

The Open University, Milton Keynes

Earlier in the year:

The Camp System and Dehumanisation in Historical Perspective conference, Liverpool, 28 January

Irish Studies Research Group, Liverpool Hope University, 4 Feb

ESPOL Research Centre, Lille, France, early March

Maynooth University conference The Great Famine Memory and Culture conference, 15 March

Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, 30 March

Houses of Parliament, All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger, 13 April

1916 Roundtable Discussion, LHU, 21 April

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, CT, USA;

San Servolo Museum, Venice, Italy;

Irish Famine Summer School, co. Roscommon, Ireland: all June

Womens History Network Conference, Worcester, 12 November


Guinness Partnership, Oldham, Manchester, 4 December 2015

Liverpool Hope University ‘Foundation Hour’, 25 November 2015

YMCA Liverpool ‘Dutch Farm’, 5 November 2015

Institute of Historical Research, ‘National Kitchens in WW1’, 19 October 2015

Houses of Parliament, 7 July 2015

Class and Culture in Twentieth Century Ireland, St John’s College, Cambridge, (19 April 2015)

Keynote, ‘Culinary Modernism’, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London (18th April 2015)
Rocky Mountain Irish Festival’, Colorado (June 18-21, 2015)

University College Cork, Lusitania Commemorations, (6-7 May 2015)

Recent Talks (2012-2014)

  • Comedores Populares and Social Movements in Contemporary Peru; Centre for Peruvian Studies, Universidad Catolica de San Pablo, Arequipa, Peru; 02/09/2014
  • The Economics of Comparative European Neutralities during the Second World War
    Location: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Event date: June 27, 2014
    Organization: NUI Galway
  • The Rhetorical Spectre of Hunger: Famine, Fear and Food in 1940s Ireland (Plenary address, The Rhetorics of Food 26-28 May 2014)
    Location: Leuven, Belgium
    Event Date: May 27, 2014
    Organization: KU Leuven, The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe and the Faculties of the Arts, Theology, Economics
  • London South Bank University Families and Social Capital Research Group Seminar Series, 13th May 2014
  • Pricing, Morality, and the Lusitania riots of 1915
    Location: Newcastle, Northumbria University
    Event date: Apr 8, 2014
    Organization: Social History Society
  • Food and the First World War
    Location: Liverpool
    Event date: Apr 2, 2014
    Organization: Economic History Society, Royal Historical Society, Society for the Study of French History
  • Farewell to Plato’s Cave
    Location: Dublin
    Event date: Jan 17, 2014
    Organization: UCD Centre for War Studies
  • The 1939 New York World’s Fair, ‘The World of Tomorrow’, and Colonial Trade Dependencemore
    Location: Brussels
    Event Date: Sep 17, 2013
    Organization: International Commission for Research Into European Food History
  • Food in Ireland during the Second World War
    Paper delivered at the 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians
    Location: Institute of Historical Research
    Event Date: Jul 13, 2013
  • Forum Foundation for Analytical Excellence, Washington DC
    Event Date: May 16, 2013
  • Lancashire and Cheshire Historical Society
    Event Date: Mar 21, 2013
  • Political Studies Association Ireland
    Event Date: Oct 20, 2012
  • The Spiritual Quest in the Humanities, Beder University Tirana, Albania
    Conference Start Date: May 20, 2012
  • Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies Seminar Series, University of Aberdeen
    Conference Start Date: Apr 26, 2012

My book on the life of one of Ireland’s most famous prime ministers has led to the dissemination of this research in diverse public fora. Here is a selection.

Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, County Roscommon.

Friday 27th July 2012


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