Phase 2 AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (2005-10)

Phase 2 AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies (2005-10)

Phase Two, 2005-10

Following the successful completion of Phase One, the AHRC award of a further £1.34m in 2005 ensured a Phase Two of the Centre’s activity. In announcing the award, Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Chief Executive of the AHRC said:

"This will be the largest single award that the AHRC has ever made, and it will enable the AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies to develop its leading international position in what is a critically important field of research."

Phase Two, which ran between 2005 and 2010, consisted of five strands of research activity:

  • Irish and Scottish Diasporas from the 1600s to the Present, was led by Dr Michael Brown (Aberdeen)
  • The Role of Jacobitism in the Development of Scotland’s Commercial and Imperial Links from 1680-1830, was led by Professor Allan Macinnes (Strathclyde) in conjunction with researchers at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich
  • The Impact on the United States and the Countries of the British Empire of Intellectual Migration from Scotland and Ireland in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries, was led by Professor Cairns Craig (Aberdeen)
  • A Comparative Study of Twentieth-Century Irish and Scottish Poetry, was led by Professor Edna Longley and Dr Fran Brearton (Queen’s University Belfast)
  • The Development of Representations of Dialect in the Novel in Ireland and Scotland in the Nineteenth Century, was led by Professor David Hewitt and Dr Barbara Fennell (Aberdeen)

The AHRC reviewing the final report assessed the work of the Centre’s Phase Two activities to be ‘outstanding’.