Events in May 2018

28 May 2018: ‘Female enfranchisement and its limitations, 1918-2018: Gender, politics, class, and caste in Ireland, Europe and India’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Monday 28 May 2018 Trinity College Dublin  hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘Female enfranchisement and its limitations, 1918-2018: Gender, politics, class, and caste in Ireland, Europe and India’. This symposium was held to commemorate 100 years of Suffrage in Ireland. It draws together established and early-career scholars in the fields of history, politics, art…

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24-25 May 2018: ‘Partitions and borders: a comparative and interdisciplinary conference’, UCD, Dublin 4

On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018, a two-day international conference was held in University College Dublin, Ireland, examining comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to partition and border studies. 2020 marks the centenary of the 1920 Government of Ireland Act which legislated for a two-state solution to the Irish question. Nationally, this conference prefaced this…

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12 May 2018: ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Saturday 12 May Trinity College Dublin hosted a one-day seminar entitled ‘New approaches to Irish revolutionary history’, marking the fortieth anniversary of the publication of David Fitzpatrick’s Politics and Irish life: Provincial experience of war and revolution, 1913-21. Fitzpatrick’s book was a study of Co. Clare, and proved enormously influential in exploring the social…

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11-12 May 2018: ‘Interrogating Markievicz: Gender, class and activism, 1918-2018’, Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8

On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May Richmond Barracks in association with UCD Gender studies  hosted a conference entitled ‘Interrogating Markievicz:  Gender, class and activism’. This will commemorate the centenary of the election of Constance Markievicz, as the first female Westminster MP in December 1918. The conference opened on Friday 11 May with keynote addresses by…

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9 May 2018: Public consultation on Decade of Centenaries, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Kildare County Council hosted an open meeting on Wednesday 9 May Kildare County Council on the Ireland 2018-2023 centenary programme from 7.30pm. to 9.30pm in the Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The council hoped to hear from from local groups, organisations and individuals who may be interested in participating in the continued development and delivery of Kildare…

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3 May 2018: ‘Commemorating the 100th anniversary of votes for women: A panel discussion’, Maynooth University, Co. Kildare

On 3 May 2018 Maynooth University hosted a panel discussion on ‘Commemorating the 100th anniversary of votes for women’. The panel will consist of Dr. Margaret Ward (QUB), Prof Louise Ryan (Sheffield), and Dr Caitríona Beaumont (London South Bank University). The event was  chaired by Prof. Linda Connolly (Maynooth) and was followed by a reception. The panel…

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