Join us for a lecture by Eugenio Biagini, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Sidney Sussex College in the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the social, economic and political history of democracy. He has written on Gladstonian liberalism and the Italian Risorgimento, but Ireland is his main area of research.
His book, British Democracy and Irish Nationalism, 1876-1906 (2007), examines the way the Irish Home Rule campaigns affected the making of democracy in the two islands. He has recently published, with Daniel Mulhall, The Shaping of Modern Ireland (2016) and, with Mary Daly, The Cambridge Social History of Ireland since 1740 (2016). His current research focuses on the history of religious and ethnic minorities in twentieth-century Ireland, in a comparative perspective. He focuses on the challenge of nation building, the redefinition of ‘public interest’, civil liberties and ‘the constitution’ in deeply divided societies.