On Friday 9 March 2018 the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) and the Dublin School of Creative Arts at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), with the Royal Armouries (UK)  hosted a one day seminar entitled ‘Curating conflict: A workshop on the commemoration of conflict in public spaces’. The  workshop emerges from the practical challenges…

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On Thursday 30 March 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the third and final of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising…

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On Wednesday 15 March 2017, as part of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ programme, Belfast City Hall hosted the launch of Alison Murphy’s Winnie and George: an unlikely union. This joint biography explores the unlikely marriage between the Republican and 1916 veteran Winifred Carney, a Catholic, and her husband George McBride, a UVF and British Army veteran…

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On Friday 10 March 2017 the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, hosted a symposium on ‘Commemorating partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23: Civil Wars and their legacies in Ireland’. Speakers included Bill Kissing (LSE), Gemma Clark (Exeter), and David Armitage (Harvard). Download the full schedule. From History Ireland: Michael Laffan on the partition…

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On Wednesday 8 March 2017, as part of International Women’s Day, the National Library of Ireland presented a lecture by Dr Fionnuala Walsh (TCD) on ‘Irishwomen and the Great War, 1914-18’. The lecture will examine women’s mobilisation to support the war effort, their role on the Irish ‘Home Front’, and also their politicisation in a world at…

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On Thursday 2 March 2017 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin  presented the last in a series of lectures on ‘Ireland and the world after the Rising’. Kate O’Malley (RIA Documents on Irish Foreign Policy)  presented a lecture entitled ”Women of the Irish Revolution and India: Maud Gonne, Charlotte Despard, Mollie Woods, and the struggle for…

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On Thursday 2 March the National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, hosted a lecture by Philip Lecane entitled ‘Leinster’s sister: the sinking of the RMS Connaught‘. Originally built for the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, the Connaught was requisitioned for use by the Royal Navy during the First World War; the Connaught was sunk…

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