25 October 2014: ‘Soldiers and civilians: experiences and memories of the First World War’, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks

AlbumOn Saturday 25 October 2014 the National Museum of Ireland (Decorative Arts and History), Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted its seventh conference on the First World War, entitled ‘Soldiers and civilians: experiences and memories of the First World War’. The conference discussed Irish and international perspectives on the conflict and ways of commemorating it. Speakers included Catriona Pennell (University of Exeter), Altay Cengizer (Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs),  William Mulligan (UCD), and Elaine Byrne (UNSW). The conference will explore the experiences of Irish, Turkish, British and German soldiers, nurses and civilians during the First World War. The conference also addressed the role that museums and cultural institutions play in contemporary commemorations, and  the centenary projects currently underway in Ireland, Britain and Australia. Download the full programme here.



From Dublin Review of Books: Padraig Yeates’ on the commemoration of the First World War.

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