Research

John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism

Project Description

Peter McLoughlin was awarded an IRCHSS Post-doctoral Fellowship with the Institute for British-Irish Studies which ran from October 2006 to September 2008. His area of study was John Hume and the Revision of Irish Nationalism. The project critically assessed the efforts of the former SDLP Leader, John Hume, to revise certain tenets of traditional Irish nationalist thinking. The research considered his success but also the limitations of his achievements in terms of helping to resolve the Northern Ireland problem. In the process it drew on and engaged with theoretical debates on the nature of ethnic conflict and the place of nationalism in a globalising world. The publication of the outcome of this research as a book is anticipated shortly.