Presentations

June 2018 ‘Time and Emotion: the Hunger Strike as Protest Tactic’. Violence, Space and the Political Conference, NUI Galway.

May 2018 ‘The Rules of Hijacking: coercion and consent in the “urban statelets” of the IRA’. Workshop on the Micro-dynamics of Violence, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals

May 2018 Negotiating Protest: communication and conciliation in the civil rights campaign. Public lecture, Tower Museum, Derry [invited lecture]

May 2018: ‘Nation and Neighbourhood: Nationalist Mobilisation and Local Solidarities’. New and Old Nationalisms, 21st Divided Societies Course, Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik.

May 2018 ‘Divided Counsels: Intra-party struggles in the Irish Republican Hunger Strikes’ Negotiating Detention Conference, Queen’s University Belfast [invited paper]

April 2018 ‘‘Territoriality and Political Violence’ (with Gary Hussey). International Studies Association conference, San Francisco

Feb 2018 ‘Time and Emotion: the Hunger Strike as Protest Tactic’. UCD School of Sociology [invited seminar]

Feb 2018 ‘Negotiating Defence in Belfast and Derry’ Do we need Defending? The History, Tactics and Modern Relevance of Antifascist, Antiracist and Antisectarian Resistance in the UK. Violence Studies Oxford, University of Oxford [invited paper]

Dec 2017: Time and Emotion: the Hunger Strike as Protest Tactic, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals [invited seminar]

August 2017: A Strategic-Interactional Approach to the Cessation of Violence: Why the IRA Ended its Campaign. ECPR General Conference, Oslo.

June 2017: Speaker in Roundtable on The UK and French General Elections, Moore Institute NUI Galway.

May 2017: ‘Policing the past: Historical prosecutions and the Irish peace process’. Memory Wars, 20th Divided Societies Course, Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik.

April 2017: Sacred Boundaries: the search for peace in Northern Ireland and Israel-Palestine, CUNY Graduate Center New York. A public conversation with Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund, moderated by Prof Peter Beinart

April 2017: ‘Nation, State and Territory on the Island of Ireland’. Dept of Anthropology and Sociology, Fordham University, New York [invited lecture]

April 2017: ‘Researching the Irish Troubles: Politics of interviewing in a post-conflict society’. Dept of History, Queen’s College CUNY [invited lecture]

March 2017: Speaker in Roundtable on The Northern Ireland Assembly Election: where to from here? Moore Institute NUI Galway.

December 2016: ‘The Rules of Hijacking: coercion and consent in the “urban statelets” of the IRA’. Workshop on Violence and Control in Civil Wars. Hamburg Institute for Social Research [invited paper].

November 2016: ‘Concurrent majorities in Northern Ireland: response to Prof Brendan O’Leary’. Ireland 1916-2016: The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty Conference [invited response].

October 2016: ‘Citizenship on the Ethnic Frontier: nationality, migration and rights in Northern Ireland since 1920’. Enfranchising Ireland: Identity, Citizenship and State. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. [invited paper]

October 2016: ‘The Metaconflict’. Workshop on Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland. Hertford College, Oxford [invited paper].

October 2016: ‘Power and Politics in the Bloody Sunday Inquiry’. Irish Society, History and Culture: 100 years after 1916. EUI/SNS/UniFi, Florence. [invited plenary with Eamonn McCann]

October 2016: ‘Armed activism as the enactment of a collective identity. the case of the Provisional IRA between 1969 and 1972’ (with Lorenzo Bosi). Irish Society, History and Culture: 100 years after 1916. EUI/SNS/UniFi, Florence.

October 2016: ‘Why the IRA ended its campaign: a strategic-relational analysis ‘. PSAI Annual Conference, Belfast.

October 2016: ‘Priorities for Ireland’. Roundtable on Brexit and the UK/Ireland Impact. PSAI Annual Conference, Belfast.

October 2016: ‘Time and Emotion: the hunger strike as protest tactic’. Mitchell Institute, Queen’s University Belfast. [Invited Seminar].

September 2016: ‘Time and Emotion: the hunger strike as protest tactic’. Whitaker Institute Ideas Forum, NUI Galway.

September 2016: ‘Territoriality and Political Violence’ (with Gary Hussey). ECPR General Conference, Prague.

June 2016:  ‘Body and Clock: Time Pressure in Hunger Strike negotiations’. Rethinking the 1981 Long Kesh/ Maze Hunger Strike: 35 years on. University of Notre Dame London Campus. Audio: https://soundcloud.com/user-203803712/dr-niall-o-dochartaigh-biological-versus-organisational-time-in-hunger-strike-negotiations

May 2016: ‘Negotiating the Irish Republican Hunger Strike of 1981’. EUI Florence.

May 2016: ‘Time and emotion: the hunger strike as protest tactic’. Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence.

April 2016: ‘Territories of Multiculturalism’. Is Multiculturalism Dead? 19th Divided Societies Course, IUC, Dubrovnik.

March 2016: Public interview with former hunger striker Laurence McKeown, NUI Galway. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58-yAUP-9F4&list=PLp-6_r7fj3wPxnW8W7D1qw8Z6b41TH5_X

October 2015: ‘Organisational Foundations of Military Power: the Irish Republican Army and the Army of the Serbian Republic in Bosnia compared’ (with Siniša Malešević). PSAI Annual Conference, Cork.

April 2015: ‘Civil War or War of Civilisations? Territorial perspectives on the causes of violent conflict’. The Clash of Civilisations in the 21st Century? IUC, Dubrovnik.

November 2014: ”Micro-mobilization into the Provisional IRA’ (with Lorenzo Bosi). International workshop on micro-level perspectives on political violence, EUI Florence. Joint workshop of COSMOS (EUI Centre for Research on Social Movements) and the ECPR Standing Group on Political Violence.

October 2014: ‘Still a Country? Nation, State and Territory on the Island of Ireland’. PSAI Annual Conference, Galway.

September 2014: ‘Organisational foundations of military power: comparing the Irish Republican Army and the Army of the Serbian Republic in Bosnia’ (with Sinisa Malesevic), ECPR General Conference, Glasgow.

September 2014: ‘Reversing the mechanisms? A relational analysis of the termination of the IRA campaign’. ECPR General Conference, Glasgow.

June 2014: ‘a great disorderly Tangle of Lines’. Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland, London Irish Studies Seminar Symposium, King’s College London.

April 2014: ‘The Nation Online: Nations, Borders and New Technologies’. Digital Scholarship Seminar, Moore Institute, NUI Galway

March 2014: ‘Still a Country? Nation, State and Territory on the Island of Ireland’. Lifeworlds: Space, Place and Irish Culture Conference, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.

February 2014: ‘Re-materialising conflict? Land, territory and power in a resource-constrained world’. Globaler Wandel und Macht: Offene Tagung des AK Umweltpolitik/Global Change [Global Change and Power: Conference of the Specialist Group on Environmental Politics and Global Change of the DVPW], Freie Universität Berlin (co-authored with Henrike Rau and Sinisa Malesevic).

December 2013: ‘Violence and Territory in the North of Ireland’. Institute of Geography, University of Neuchâtel [Invited Seminar].

October 2013: ‘Five Propositions on Negotiation and Political Violence’. PSAI Annual Conference, TCD, Dublin.

September 2013: ‘Rebels for Peace? Republican Agency in the Irish Peace Process’. ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux [with Michael Martin].

August 2013: ‘Tábhacht an Tuaiscirt do Phobal an Deiscirt’ (The importance of the North for people in the Republic of Ireland). Merriman summer school, Lisdoonvarna Co. Clare [Invited Lecture].

May 2013: ‘Territorial Typologies of Political Violence’. Workshop on Typologies of Political Violence, European University Institute, Florence.

March 2013: ‘Withdrawal on the Table? Labour Government Policy on Northern Ireland, 1974-76’. The British Labour Party and Twentieth-Century Ireland conference, National University of Ireland Galway.

October 2012: ‘Anti-State Militants as Agents of Peace? Republican Agency in the Irish Peace Process’ [with Michael Martin]. PSAI annual conference, Derry.

May 2012, ‘Territoriality and Organised Violence’ Armed Conflict in Comparative Perspective conference, National University of Ireland Galway.

May 2012 ‘The Longest Negotiation: British policy, IRA strategy and the making of the Northern Ireland peace settlement’, Talking Peace Witness Seminar, National University of Ireland Galway.

April 2012 ‘Back-channel communication in divided societies’. Divided Societies XV, Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia [Invited Lecture].

March 2012 ‘The Longest Negotiation: British policy, IRA strategy and the making of the Northern Ireland peace settlement. QUB School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Social Divisions and Conflict Cluster seminar [Invited Seminar].

December 2011 ‘ Ending the Northern Ireland Conflict: Back-channel Negotiation in the Irish Peace Process’. School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University, Belfast [Invited Lecture].

November 2011: ‘Making Peace in Secret: Back-channel Negotiation in the Irish Peace Process’. University of Limerick Dept of Politics and Public Administration seminar [Invited Lecture].

October 2011: ‘Trusting the enemy: the development of a negotiating relationship between the British Government and the IRA ‘. PSAI annual conference, UCD, Dublin.

October 2011: ‘ Republicanism domesticated? All-Ireland politics in an age of austerity’. Northern Ireland: Fragile Peace in an Age of Austerity, Birkbeck College, London [Invited Paper].

August 2011: ‘ Outcomes of negotiated deradicalization in the Irish peace process’. European Consortium for Political Research general conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

August 2011: ‘The Nation Inside-Out’. Nations, States and Conflict conference, NUI Galway.

June 2011: ‘The Provisional IRA: a movement oriented to negotiation’. Reassessing the IRA, Annual London Irish Studies symposium, King’s College London.

May 2011: ‘Cities inside out: the externalization of cities in conflict’. Divided Cities conference, Queen’s University Belfast.

Apr. 2011: ‘Together in the middle: back-channel negotiation in the Irish peace process’. Political Studies Association UK annual conference, London.

Jan. 2011: ‘Assessing Saville’. Panel discussion at the Bloody Sunday Weekend, Derry [Invited Panelist].

Nov. 2010: ‘Making peace in secret: Evidence from the Brendan Duddy papers at NUI Galway’. NUI Galway Centre for Irish Studies public lecture.

October 2010: ‘Nationalism, Negotiation and the Divisibility of Territory’. Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, DIT, Dublin.

September 2010: ‘Nationalism, Negotiation and the Divisibility of Territory’. Nationalism and Organised Violence Conference, NUI Galway Centre for the Study of Nationalism and Organised Violence in association with the Political Studies Association of Ireland specialist group on Peace and Conflict.

July 2010: ‘IRA Ceasefire 1975: A missed opportunity for peace?’ Reassessing the 1970s. Centre for Contemporary British History, UCL, London.

June 2010: ‘Power, Rationality and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry’. Bloody Sunday Symposium. Dept of History, King’s College London [Invited Paper] .

March 2010: ‘Through Secret Channels: Covert Negotiation in the Irish Peace Process’. Public talk, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand [Invited Lecture].

Mar 2010: ‘Truth, History and the Bloody Sunday Inquiry’. Public talk, Centre for Scottish and Irish Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand [Invited Lecture].

Mar 2010: ‘Making Peace in Secret’. Departmental seminar, Dept of Political Studies, University of Auckland [Invites Seminar].

Mar. 2010: ‘Truth, history and public inquiry’. Auckland Branch of Society for Legal and Social Philosophy [Invited Lecture].

Nov. 2009: ‘Bloody Sunday: Error or Design?’ St Catherine’s College, Oxford [Invited Lecture].

Nov. 2009: ‘The Brendan Duddy papers’. Revisiting the Troubles: new research findings. Policy Exchange, London [Invited Paper].

Oct 2009: Bloody Sunday and the Politics of the British Army. Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, Liverpool Hope University.

June 2009: Bloody Sunday: Design or Error? American Conference for Irish Studies, NUI Galway

May 2009: Policing the uneven spaces of the ethnic frontier (QUB ) [Invited Paper].

July 2008. Territoriality and the Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland. BSA Theory Study Group Conference, ‘1968: Impact and Implications’. Birkbeck, U of London.

March 2008. New Technologies in a Divided City. Queen’s University, Belfast [Invited Paper].

March 2008. Internet Research Strategies. School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work., Queen’s University, Belfast [Invited Seminar].

January 2008 Understanding Bloody Sunday. Public talk at NUI, Galway, under the auspices of the Centre for Irish Studies.

Oct. 2007. Territoriality in Frank Wrights ‘Northern Ireland: a comparative analysis’. Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, Dublin.

Sept. 2007. Nation and Neighbourhood in the North of Ireland. QUB ‘Beyond the Nation’ conference, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Sept. 2007. Coimbra Group Conference – Networking across Borders and Frontiers. A multidisciplinary Approach to demarcation and Connectedness in European Culture and Society. University of Graz, Austria [Invited Paper].

May 2007. The Contact: understanding a communication ‘pipe’ between the British government and the IRA. Track Two to Peace? Public Diplomacy, Cultural Interventions & the Peace Process in Northern Ireland. USC Annenberg School of Communication, Los Angeles [Invited Paper].

April 2007. ‘Between Nation and Neighbourhood’. Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism annual conference, LSE, London.

Mar 2007 A Botched State or Triumph of Terrorism?  The Northern Ireland Troubles Contesting History series, School of Histories and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin debate [Invited Lecture].

January 2007 ‘Bloody Sunday’. Public talk at NUI, Galway

August 2006. ‘Conflict, territory and online boundaries: a case-study from Belfast’. Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers annual conference, London.

June 2006. First Galway conference of Irish Studies. Conflict, communication and online boundaries.

October 2005 Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference, Belfast. Security policy divisions and Bloody Sunday.

April 2005. American Conference for Irish studies, University of Notre Dame. Panelist on round table: Useful Pasts? Myths and Realities of the ‘ Ulster Scots’/Scotch-Irish’ in Ireland and America.

February 2005. Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Network and Telecommunications research unit seminar, Trinity College, Dublin. Political Mobilisation Online [Invited Lecture].

January 2005. Bloody Sunday Week, Derry. Speaker on panel: The Truth of Bloody Sunday: Perspectives [Invited Panelist].

January 2005. Borders and Margins conference, NUI Galway. Whitecity under attack: territorial conflict at an online interface.

December 2004. Unionist Identities research seminar, University College Dublin. Unionist identity in the Age of the Internet [Invited Paper].

November 2004, Politics Society, Trinity College Dublin. Internet Politics. [Invited Lecture].

October 2004, Political Studies Association of Ireland annual conference. University of Limerick. Ulster Loyalists imagine an American audience.

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