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The Troubles: Tim Mc Inerney, Rutgers-Paris 8 Exchange Seminar #2

Monday, April 25, 2022, 04:30pm - 06:00pm


Rutgers-Paris 8 Exchange

Imagining the Irish: Narratives of Nationhood 1916-2020

Three Seminars led by Professor Tim Mc Inerney (Université Paris 8)

April 21, 25, and 28, 2022

4:30 pm

Rutgers Academic Building, West Wing, Sixth Floor Rm 6051


Hybrid in-person/zoom event open to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty

To register for the seminars and get copies of the readings, please contact Quiyana Butler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Seminar #2

Title: The Troubles

Description: In this session we examine the outbreak of civil conflict in Northern Ireland. We will see how the new entity of Northern Ireland was built on systematic discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, and voting, all in the aim of ensuring British dominance over the territory. Inescapable analogies with similar systems of discrimination around the world helped to fuel a massive civil rights movement in the 1960s, and shortly afterwards a violent uprising against Northern Ireland’s “Orange State” would plunge the island of Ireland into chaos. We will see how the conflict transformed from a peaceful civil rights movement to a guerrilla war, transforming quiet neighborhoods into veritable battle zones in the space of a year.  

Reading: Extracts from Bernadette Devlin, The Price of My Soul (1969); Bobby Sands’ Diary.


Flyer: McInerney_Tim_Paris_8_Seminars_April_2022_Final_Flyer.pdf