On Saturday 13 April 2019, as part of CAFE Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Cobh Library, Co. Cork, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ entitled The Irish Revolution—local or global?‘ The runaway success of the  Atlas of the Irish Revolution (and the recent parallel TV series), along with the proliferation of microstudies of the War of Independence and Civil War seems to bear out the adage that, like politics, all history is local. But is it? Do we risk losing sight of the ‘bigger picture’, of a world torn apart by war, revolution, and state formation? What, for example, can either approach tell us about the particular abuse and violence directed at women, hitherto ignored in Ireland? To discuss these and related matters, History Ireland editor Tommy Graham will be joined by John Borgonovo (UCC), Donal Ó Drisceoil (UCC), Fearghal McGarry (QUB), Daragh Gannon (QUB) and Linda Connolly (Maynooth University).

The event will take place from 3.30pm. All welcome.

Learn about the forthcoming History Ireland supplement The Irish revolution, 1919-21: A global history.

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