For a small country on the edge of Europe, Northern Ireland has had an unusual gift for making headlines. For years, it was notorious for a religious conflict that seemed more medieval than modern. Just as it was shedding this reputation, it found itself at the heart of the Brexit debate. And then came Derry Girls! This class introduces you to one of the most troubled, complex, beautiful, and fascinating societies in world history.
Caleb Richardson is Associate Professor of History and the Associate Chair of the History Department at the University of New Mexico. His first book, “Smyllie’s Ireland: Protestants, Independence, and the Man Who Ran the Irish Times”, was published in 2019. He teaches courses in British history, Irish history, the history of espionage, military history, and counterfactual history.