‘Rethinking the 1980/81 Long Kesh/Maze Hunger Strikes’, co-organised with Dr. Maggie Scull (King’s College London), was an interdisciplinary project that drew together researchers working across various fields including film studies, politics, literary and cultural studies and religious, political and medical history. The project had multiple components, including a symposium, an Irish Times series and a special issue of the Irish Review.

The project was funded by small grants from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust and Wellcome Trust. Additional support for the symposium came from the Royal Historical Society, Canterbury Christ Church and the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway Campus in London.


The project’s symposium took place took place on the 27th June, 2016, at the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway, London Campus. To view the programme click here; for audio recordings of talks click here.

Irish Times

Over 20 academics wrote articles for our Irish Times series, on a huge variety of subjects, from photography and the strikes to the monetisation of the Long Kesh/Maze site. Take a look here.

Irish Review

A special issue of the Irish Review is forthcoming from this project in 2018.