Irish Studies

Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast – In Conversation with Alice Johnson

Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast, the latest addition to the Reappraisals in Irish History series, is a vivid reconstruction of Belfast’s middle classes c.1830 to c.1890, exploring society, culture and lifestyle. We spoke to author Alice Johnson to learn more. Could you tell us a bit about Middle-Class Life in Victorian Belfast and what drew you to focus … Continue reading

Irish Studies

Linenopolis, loyalism and literary afterlives… upcoming books in our Irish list

October is Irish Studies month at #LUP120, and here’s a sneak preview of three titles appearing in Spring 2020. The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 by Alison Garden explores the literary and cultural legacy of one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and controversial figures. Casement can be found in the most curious of places: from … Continue reading

Irish Studies

Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland – In Conversation with Ciarán McCabe

Beggars and begging were ubiquitous features of pre-Famine Irish society, yet have gone largely unexamined by historians. Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland explores for the first time the complex cultures of mendicancy, as well as how wider societal perceptions of and responses to begging were framed by social class, gender and religion. The … Continue reading