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EVENT | Christianity in Ireland: From Partition to Present

Wednesday 27 Oct 2021 - 7:00pm

Join Dr Ryan Mallon, Dr Andrew Holmes, Prof. Crawford Gribben and Dr Gladys Ganiel as they explore 100 years of Christianity in Ireland.

'Christianity in Ireland: From Partition to Present' is the second in a series of events from the Nerve Centre's Creative Centenaries project exploring the legacy of partition and the formation of Northern Ireland. 

Chaired by Queen's University Belfast's Dr Ryan Mallon, this event will explore how several branches of Christianity have evolved in Ireland over the past 100 years by reflecting on the impact of partition.

Dr Mallon completed his PhD at Queen’s University, Belfast in 2018 and is currently a Teaching Associate in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics at the university. His research focuses on religion, politics, and identity in Scotland and he has published articles on Scottish nationalism, education, anti-Catholicism, and radical politics.

Joining Dr Mallon in speaking on Presbyterianism will be Dr Andrew Holmes who is also a graduate of Queen's University Belfast (1998), the University of St Andrews (2000), and Queen's, again, in 2002. Since being awarded his doctorate, he has been a Research Associate at the Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages at the University of Ulster, where he also taught Irish history, and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen's. Dr Holmes research interests include The history of religion in Ireland from c. 1660 to the present day with particular reference to Presbyterianism and evangelicalism.

Professor Crawford Gribben is a historian of early modern religion, with a particular interest in Calvinist literary cultures. Professor Gribben's work focuses on John Owen and John Nelson Darby and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2004.

Focusing on more contemporary topics from a sociological stance, Dr Gladys Ganiel's research focuses on the role of religion in conflict in Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe; Catholicism in Ireland, evangelicalism, and the emerging church. Dr Ganiel is currently researching how Presbyterians responded to the Troubles, and writing a biography of Fr Gerry Reynolds, a peacemaking priest from Clonard Monastery.

This event is FREE and will be held as a Zoom Webinar. A link to join the webinar will be sent via email ahead of the event. 

For more information on this event contact info@creativecentenaries.org