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Full Name

Síobhra Aiken

Membership Type

Professional Historian



 An Chuid Eile Díom Féin: Aistí le Máirtín Ó Direáin. (Cló-IarChonnacht, 2018). Edited and annotated collection of prose writings by Máirtín Ó Direáin; 20-page introduction. 320 pages.

 The Men Will Talk to Me: Ernie O’Malley’s Interviews With the Northern Divisions, ed. with Fearghal Mac Bhloscaidh, Liam Ó Duibhir and Diarmuid Ó Tuama (Merrion Press, 2018). Fourteen annotated interviews; introduction; biographical sketches; timelines. 279 pages.

Book Chapters

 ‘‘The Women Who Had Been Straining Every Nerve’: Gender-Specific Medical Management of Trauma in the Irish Revolution (1916-1923)’, in Melania Terrazas Gallego (ed.), Trauma and Identity in Contemporary Irish Culture (Peter Lang, 2020), 133–158.
 ‘‘Sick on the Irish Sea, Dancing Across the Atlantic’: (Anti-)Nostalgia in Women’s Diasporic Remembrance of the Irish Revolution’, in Oona Frawley (ed.), Women and the Decade of Commemorations. (Indiana University Press, March 2021), 88–106.
 ‘Poems of Uíbh Ráthach from Springfield, Mass: Recovering Pádraig Ó hÉigeartaigh from the Dust of Oblivion’, in John B. Roney, Mark Beekey, & Enda McGovern (eds), Sea, Land, and Spirit: Coastal Environment in the West of Ireland (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, submitted Dec. 2018, forthcoming).
 ‘Máirtín Ó Direáin’ in John Cunningham and Ciaran McDonough (eds), Hardiman and after: Galway Culture and Society, 1820-2020 (April 2020).
 ‘A Fictional Representation of an Irish soviet – Class and Gender in Jim Phelan’s Green Volcano’, in Francis Devine & Fearghal Mac Bhloscaidh (eag), Bread not Profits: provincial working-class politics during the Irish Revolution, Umiskin Press 2022.

Peer Reviewed Journals

 ‘‘The Women’s Weapon’: Reclaiming the Hunger Strike in the fiction of Dorothy Macardle, Máiréad Ní Ghráda and Máirín Cregan’, The Journal of War and Culture. Special edition, Ailbhe McDaid & Barry Hazley (eds.) Jan 2021, https://doi.org/10.1080/17526272.2021.1873535.
 ‘‘Sinn Féin Permits Buried in the Heels of their Shoes’’: Cumann na mBan Emigrants and Transatlantic Revolutionary Exchange’, Irish Historical Studies, Special Global Revolution edition; Fearghal McGarry & Enda Delaney (eds.) Vol. 44, (165), May 2020, 106–130. https://doi.org/10.1017/ihs.2020.8.
 ‘“Ní Cathair Mar a Tuairisg í”: (Mis)Representing the American City in the Literature of the Gaelic Revival?’ Éire-Ireland 53 (3), 2018: 93–118. https://doi.org/10.1353/eir.2018.0014.
 “An dán is deise agus is fileata san Nua-Ghaedhilg’: eagarthóireacht Phádraig Mhic Phiarais ar an dán dar tús ‘Ochón, a Dhonnchadh’ le Pádraig Ó hÉigeartaigh’. In: COMHARTaighde 2, 2016 [Online]. http://www.comhartaighde.com/eagrain/2/aiken/.