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Trinity Centre for Contemporary Irish History Seminars

Attendance 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.

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

September - December 2017

27th September '..and that created terror': I.R.A. violence, British reprisals, and the role of civilians in County Kerry 1918-1923
Thomas Earls Fitzgerald, Trinity College Dublin, IRC Scholar 2014-17
4th October Whither twentieth century Irish history?
Dr Deirdre McMahon, Trinity Research Centre for Contemporary Irish History Respondents: Dr Jennifer, Maynooth University, Dr William Murphy, DCU, Dr Fionnuala Walsh UCD
11th October Who was 'out' in 1916? Assessing military service in the Easter Rising
Dr Marie Coleman, Queen's University Belfast
18th October Britain's bloody mistake: representations of abortion in 1960s Irish women's magazines
Dr Ciara Meehan, University of Hertfordshire
25th October Interrogation, intelligence and security in Northern Ireland, 1971-8
Dr Samantha Newberry, University of Salford
1st November The Balfour declaration and Ireland: centenary reflections
Professor Rory Miller, Georgetown University
8th November Defending Trinity College: New Zealanders in the 1916 Rising
Dr Rory Sweetman, Trinity Research Centre for Contemporary Irish History
15th November Towards a new history of Ireland, 1922-1939?
Dr Anne Dolan, Trinity College Dublin
22nd November 'The fearful object': The heritage of culpability and blame
Professor Elizabeth Crooke, Ulster University
29th November Civil or proxy war: how should we understand military operations in Ireland 1922- 23?
Dr Barry Sheehan, Gleneagle Group
6th December 'The government wants a terrible lot of light.' Slum clearance in Irish towns, 1932- 1945
Dr Peter Connell, Trinity College Dublin
13th December Provincial recruitment in the First World War: the Glynns of Kilrush, County Clare
Dr Paul O'Brien, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick