Monday, 18 January 2016

Professor David Gleeson, Northumbria University Public Lecture Series

David Gleeson, Professor of American History, Northumbria University, ‘If the Paddies get their backs broke, nobody loses anything: Irish Integration in the United States of America’.

When: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Monday, 8 February 2016.

Where: Presentation Hall, Design Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm. Free admission.  Register to attend here.


Focusing on his research on Irish immigrants in the southern states of the United States of America, Professor Gleeson will discuss how Irish men and women’s social, economic, cultural, and political lives in this region help us understand how the United States has dealt with mass immigration since its founding. He will examine regional differences and how these can create an understanding of immigrants’ as they move from ‘stranger’ to citizen.

About the Speaker

David Gleeson is Professor of American History at Northumbria University. He is the Former Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World at the College of Charleston, United States.

He is the author of two books, The Irish in South, 1815-1877, which was awarded the Donald Murphy Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies, and The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America.

He has also edited and contributed to a number of collections including The Irish in the Atlantic World; Ambiguous Anniversary: The Prohibition of the Atlantic Slave Trade in the British Empire and the United States; The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War, and he is co-editor of Locating the English Diaspora, 1500-2010.

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