About Matthew O'Brien

Matthew O’Brien is a first year PhD student in history at University College Dublin. His research is focusing on black power grassroots activism in the city of Chicago between the years 1968 and 1983.

Review: HOTCUS Annual Conference 2017

The tenth annual meeting of Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS) took place in an uncharacteristically balmy Dublin, hosted by University College Dublin situated in the fair city’s south side. The event attracted delegates from Melbourne to Oslo and seemingly everywhere in between, a fitting testament to its growing international appeal Continue reading