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Does Irish History have a Future?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 6 – 8pm

Does Irish History have a Future?

A symposium hosted by the Irish Historical Society

Four decades ago, Robert Dudley Edwards published ‘An Agenda for Irish History, 1978–2018’, laying down various prescriptions for younger historians which, he indicated, they would ignore at their peril. His far-sighted agenda raises two broad issues for the rising generation of Irish historians. First, to what extent have Irish historians achieved what Edwards considered essential for the survival of the profession? Second, what prescriptions would it be reasonable and desirable to propose for the future of Irish historical practice over the next four decades, assuming (as Edwards posited) that ‘mankind has successfully avoided the danger of destroying all life upon earth’. To explore both issues, the IRISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY will convene a special symposium in the Trinity Long Room Hub, to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 APRIL 2018. Four historians will be invited to offer their views on these issues in presentations of 15 minutes, to be followed by an open discussion. All readers of History Ireland are welcome to attend this unique event. Admission is free, but registration through Eventbrite is recommended.
Juliana Adelman, Lecturer in History, Dublin City University

Ciaran Brady, Professor of Early Modern History and Historiography, Trinity College Dublin

Sophie Cooper, Lecturer in U.S. & British World History, Northumbria University

Conor Mulvagh, Lecturer in Irish History, University College Dublin

You can see the full schedule here

Please note, this symposium will be held in the Neill Theatre,
Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.

Due to space limitations at the venue, the event organisers operate a reserve list for non-ticket holders. Ticket holders showing up late will not be guaranteed admittance.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Making Ireland
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Classes, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)

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