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Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminars

This seminar is open to all with relevant interests inside and outside TCD. Proposals for papers can be directed to any of the convenors: Dr Carole Holohan (TCD,, Dr Michael Kennedy (RIA,, Dr Deirdre McMahon (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick,, Professor Eunan O’Halpin (TCD,, and Dr Anne Dolan (TCD, Presenters speak for a maximum of 45 minutes, and a general discussion follows.

September - December 2016

28th September Was Bonaparte in the GPO? Reflections on Napoleon and Ireland 1796-1916
Professor Thomas Bartlett, University of Aberdeen
5th October Meetings with murderers: recollections of EU intercession in 1990s Yugoslavia
Colonel Colm Doyle
12th October Casualties of independence: the effect of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 on the senior Crown judiciary
Dr Blathna Ruane SC
19th October Dangerous, political and silenced: Policing the Border during the Northern Irish Conflict
Dr Vicky Conway, DCU
26th October Just a slap on the wrist? Corporal punishment in independent Ireland
Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley, NUI Galway; Dr Patrick Callan, Maynooth University; Dr David Limond, TCD, et al.
2nd November Walking "Hidden Ireland" with a camera: documentary photography and the social history of 1980s Ireland
Dr Erika Hanna, University of Bristol
16th November Aspects of Indo-Irish radical relations from the 1880s to 1921
Stephen McQuillan, TCD
23rd November The Spooks, the Diplomats, the Professor and his Libel: Professor Desmond Williams’ ‘A Study in Neutrality’
Dr Michael Kennedy, RIA
30th November Researching Organised Loyalism in Cavan, 1912-1924
Dr Brian Hughes, Maynooth University
7th December Ahead of their time? Multinationals in 1920s Ireland
Professor Frank Barry, TCD
14th December Caveat Emptor: building Ireland’s naval fleet 1945-50
Dr John Treacy, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Seminars, unless indicated otherwise above, will take place at 4.00p.m. each Wednesday in the Neill Hoey Seminar Room, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, TCD.

Last updated 13 December 2016 History (Email).