Neutrals, Immigrants, Aliens, Evacuees:
This talk will look at the experiences of the Irish in Britain during the Second World War, examining who they were, what they did, in what ways they were directly involved in the British home front efforts, and the challenges this poses to our interpretation of Irish neutrality.
Dr Jennifer Redmond is Lecturer in Twentieth Century Irish History in the Department of History at Maynooth University and Director of the MA in Irish History. Her research interests include migration, women’s history, Irish social history and digital humanities. Jennifer is Vice Chair of the Royal Irish Academic Historical Studies Committee, a fellow of the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies (Queen's University Belfast) and a member of the executive committee of the Church of Ireland Historical Society. She was the President of the Women’s History Association of Ireland (2014-2017).