Here is a selection of my blogs, articles, etc., that can be found elsewhere.
Academic Journals and Edited Collections
From Votes for Women to World Revolution: British and Irish suffragettes and international communism, 1919-1939
Radical politics and gay activism in the Republic of Ireland, 1974-1990 (Irish Studies Review)
An Irish Diplomat Reports from Armenia, 1983 (Studi Irlandesi)
The Tipperary man who fell in love while fighting in the Spanish Civil War
Mary Mooney, the Mayo woman who campaign for justice for her wronged son
The Dublin-born journalist who became a foreign correspondent in Imperial Russia
Nancy Cunard, the interwar poet and rebel descended from Robert Emmet’s family
The Antrim-born mystic, republican and lover of folklore who found freedom in California
Ireland’s remarkable trans pioneer, Michael Dillon
An Irish fighter who “was out on the streets and insisting on his right to be gay”
The Irish-Canadian Couple who campaigned together in Pinochet’s Chile
The polyglot Irishman who valued the language of others
The Irish-American who romanced other non-conforming women
I am Irish and I shall ever be, said the woman who campaigned to end slavery
The Irishman who fought with Mandela for freedom
The Archive after the Revolution – On researching the lives of Irish radicals in the Moscow archives.
RTÉ Century Ireland
Ireland’s Comintern Generation – The lives and networks of Irish men and women swept up in the world revolution.
The Suffragettes Who Became Communists
Making History, BBC Radio 4
When the Bolsheviks Came to Dublin – Helen Castor and I discussed my discovery of four Russian revolutionaries in post-Rising Dublin.
‘The Future of Feminism’ The Irish Women’s Franchise League and the World Revolution, 1917-20 – Published in the Global Irish Revolution special issue, April 2019.
‘Red Easter’ Platon Mikhailovich Kerzhentsev, the first Soviet historian of Ireland
Irish Diaspora Histories Network
Radicalising the Irish Diaspora – An Irish anarchist gathering on a London rooftop and the means by which we recover radical histories of the Irish diaspora.
Pubs and Publications
An Insatiable Appetite for Anecdotes – Using the case of an Irish student disciplined for heavy drinking in 1930s Moscow, I discuss the relevance of quirky archival finds.
Fantastic Sources and Where to Find Them – The how and why of tracing living descendants for historical research.
Rambling for Research – Using the cityscape as an inspiration for historical research.
Vocab building for Historians – The benefits of language learning and how to go about it.
Union of Soviets in Ireland – Throughout the 60s and 70s, a curious Cold War fault line divided the Irish student movement. This article for the Trinity student paper discusses its origins.