This course examines key developments in Irish history from the eighteenth century to the present. Drawing upon scholarly articles, visual images, song, film and documentary evidence, the course explores the various struggles over land, politics and culture that have shaped the past two centuries of Irish history. Two central themes that run through the course are the contested meanings of "the Irish nation" and the uses of history in contemporary commemoration and politics. The course concludes with an inquiry into the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland and the ongoing search for peace and political stability. Lecture/Seminar: Three hours a week. Restriction: Student must have second year standing or above OR have permission of the instructor. 07-01-2020-02-04-2020 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 04:00PM - 05:15PM, Memorial Hall, Room 417