Dr. Darragh Gannon is a modern historian with research expertise in the Irish in Great Britain and the Irish revolution. He has published widely on the revolutionary decade in British historical context and is currently finalising a monograph entitled Conflict, diaspora and empire: Irish nationalism in Great Britain, 1912-22. He has previously lectured in British and Irish history at Maynooth University and University College Dublin.
Further research interests include museums, material culture and commemoration. He served as Curatorial Researcher to the National Museum of Ireland exhibition ‘Proclaiming a Republic: the 1916 Rising’ and authored its accompanying volume Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection. Most recently he was appointed Historian-in-Residence to Dublin City Council’s commemorative project ‘Dublin Remembers’.
He is currently Research Fellow to the AHRC-funded project ‘A global history of Irish revolution, 1916-1923’. This Queen’s University Belfast research project, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, will adopt a transnational focus to explore the global impacts of, and influences on, Ireland’s revolution between Rising and Civil War. Its original archival research in Ireland, Australia, Britain, Canada, the United States, and beyond, will produce the first ever global history of Irish nationalism, presented through publication and public engagement.