Transnational Ireland’s latest event is a one-day symposium titled ‘Transnationalism in Practice’, which takes place at Maynooth University on 12 September 2016. The symposium explores the process of research and teaching through a transnational lens. As well as a roundtable and emerging scholarship colloquium, the day also includes a public lecture by Professor Alan Lester of the University of Sussex.

You can follow the events through our live Twitter stream here:

The call for papers is available here.  You are also welcome to attend without making a formal contribution, but should register your interest via email to Jonathan Wright at

‘Transnationalism in Practice’ is generously supported by the Department of History and the Research Development Office at Maynooth University, and is convened through the Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora research cluster, headed by Mary Gilmartin of the Department of Geography. The event is organised by  Jonathan Wright and Jennifer Redmond of Transnational Ireland and the Department of History, Maynooth University.


Comparative and Transnational Perspectives on Irish Migration
University of Edinburgh, 27 May 2016
On 27 May 2016 the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh hosted a one-day colloquium on ‘Migration and Transnationalism in Modern Irish History’, organised by the Transnational Ireland network. The aim of the meeting was to bring together papers that engage with transnational and comparative approaches to diaspora and migration: the benefits and challenges and the ways in which such methodologies combine political, social and cultural history. Support for the workshop was provided by the Marie Curie Intra-European Programme and the project ‘PRODIA’. If you have any questions about the event, please email or

TI Programme

Transnational History Workshop
University of Edinburgh, 26 May 2016
The colloquium was preceded on 26 May by a one-day workshop, also at the University of Edinburgh, that brought together doctoral students from a number of countries for an intensive training event in transnational history. The workshop was funded by the Institute of Academic Development’s Researcher-Led Initiative Fund at the University of Edinburgh, and is organised by Sophie Cooper, Catherine Bateson, and Bobbie Nolan. If you have any questions about the event, you can contact or visit the workshop website.

Transnational History Workshop Programme
In 2014-15, the theme of the University of Edinburgh’s Modern Irish History seminar series was ‘Beyond the island: comparative and transnational perspectives’. You can download a copy of the programme here, or contact the convenors – Joseph CurranEnda Delaney, and Niall Whelehan – directly for further information .

Open meeting of the network at the ACIS/CAIS Conference, University College Dublin, 13 June 2014.

‘Teaching Transnational History’, National University of Ireland Galway, 31 August 2013.

Network Workshop and Postgraduate Workshop – Trinity College Dublin, Long Room Hub, 26 April 2013.
You can read more about this event from the perspective of one of the participants here.

‘Theory and Transnational Ireland’ – University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, 7 December 2012.

Introductory workshop – Trinity College Dublin, Long Room Hub, 8 September 2012.