On Saturday 27 January 2018 Dublin City University’s School of History and Geography hosted its third annual public symposium charting and putting in context the events of Ireland’s revolutionary decade. The 2018 symposium was entitled ‘1918: The politics of radicalisation’. The keynote speaker was Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD), while other speakers included Mark Duncan (Century Ireland), Maria…

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From 2 January to 28 February 2018 Dublin City Library and Archive hosted a new exhibition entitled Suffragist city: Women and the vote in Dublin. Suffragism was the conviction that votes should be extended to women. By the early years of the twentieth century, the suffrage campaign had gained sufficient momentum to be regularly debated in parliament.…

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On Saturday 11 November 2017 a new exhibition opened in the National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2, entitled Aftermath: The war landscapes of William Orpen. The Irish painter William Orpen (1878-1931) went to France as an official war artist, serving with the British Army.  Compelled to record what he saw, Orpen’s images show a mutilated…

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On Friday 22 September a new exhibition entitled ‘Hunger Strike, 1877-1981’ opened to the public at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. This exhibition arose from a project entitled ‘Incarcerated bodies: hunger striking and internment, 1912-1923’, which was funded by the Irish Research Council, New Foundations, 2015, Strand 3 scheme, and a collaboration between the museum sector, involving…

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