The Conference of Irish Historians in Britain was founded by Marianne Elliott and Roy Foster in 1976, and has met on a biennial basis since then, moving around universities in England, Scotland and Wales.  It is the only organization of its kind in this island, and has played a pivotal role in raising the profile of Irish history in British universities.  It brings together established scholars, early-career academics and postgraduate students to discuss new research.  Our 20th conference, on ‘Irish Revolutions’, took place at the University of Liverpool on 1-3 July, with 15 speakers from the United States, Ireland and Britain.

The current organisers are Ian McBride (ian.mcbride@kcl.ac.uk) and Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid (c.nicd@sheffield.ac.uk).