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New Approaches to Irish Revolutionary History

Saturday, 12 May 2018

New Approaches to Irish Revolutionary History

A day long symposium to mark the Forty years since politics and Irish Life 1913 - 1923 by David Fitzpatrick, sponsored by the Trinity Association and Trust, the Making Ireland Research Theme, the Department of History and the Irish Historical Society. 

Opening Remarks from Provost Patrick Prendergast

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Conference Programme

9.30-10.00am: Tea and coffee

10.00 - 10.45am
Opening remarks
Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin
Professor Roy Foster, University of Oxford

10.45 - 12.15
Panel 1 Local and global approaches
Dr Joost Augusteijn, Leiden University:
Reflections on the value of local research on nationwide phenomena.
Professor Fearghal McGarry, Queen’s University Belfast:
The case for globalising Ireland’s revolution
Dr Brian Hanley, University of Edinburgh
‘You still break stone': power and the state
12.15 - 13.00am: Lunch

13.00 - 14.30
Panel 2 Sectarianism, loyalism and violence

Professor Anne Dolan, Trinity College Dublin
Weasels fighting in a hole'?  Violence and the history of the Irish revolution
Dr Brian Hughes, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick,
Beyond the numbers: experiencing and perceiving a Protestant ‘exodus’,1920–26
Professor Terry Dooley, Maynooth University
'Is everything we love gone forever': the burning of Irish Country Houses 1920-23
14.30-15.00: Tea and coffee

Panel 3 Participants and their experiences

Professor Linda Connolly, Maynooth University
Women, Violence and the Irish Revolution 1917-23: a marginal or central issue?
Dr Eve Morrison, Trinity College Dublin
Context, mentalité and the subjective: historians and retrospective personal accounts of the Irish Revolution
Dr Conor Morrissey, University of Oxford
What do Protestant home rulers tell us about home rule?
16.30 - 17.00: Closing remarks

Professor David Fitzpatrick, Trinity College Dublin

17.00 - 18.00: Wine reception at the Trinity Long Room Hub

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symposium here

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, Conferences, Courses, Lectures and Seminars, Public, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is essential

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