Historian Alvin Jackson, who served as the 1996-97 Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College, will present “The Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2017: Bloodshed, Borders and Brexit” on Apr. 10 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Jackson, whose research focuses on modern Irish, Scottish, and British history, is the Richard Lodge Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several books, including The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007; The Ulster Party, 1884-1911, and Ireland 1798-1998: Politics and War. His talk is presented by the Lowell Humanities Series with the Irish Studies Program and by the Gerson Family Lecture Fund, established by John A. and Jean N. Gerson, P’14.