Events in October 2018

23 October 2018: ‘Pandemic: Ireland and the Great Flu 1918-19’, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin 11

On Tuesday 23 October 2018 Glasnevin Trust and Trinity College Dublin’s School of Histories and Humanities presented a one day conference to mark the centenary of the ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic of 1918-19. The pandemic travelled emerged in the latter months of the First World War, and was transported across the globe as armies demobilised on an…

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11 October 2018: ‘Chemical weapons, blockades and captivity: How the First World War redefined war norms’, St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

On Thursday 11 October 2018 St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, Dublin 4, hosted a lecture by Heather Jones (UCL), entitled ‘Chemical weapons, blockades and captivity: How the First World War redefined war norms’ The First World War is often seen as having changed the ‘face of battle’. One of the ways that the war represented a new departure…

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18 October 2018: ‘Without any revolution and riots: The quiet collapse of the Habsburg Empire, 1918’, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2

On Thursday 18 October a new six-part public lecture series entitled  ‘1918 and the New Europe’ began at Trinity College Dublin. The lecture series  will hear from national and international experts who will re-examine the significance of 1918 as the beginning of a new European order. The series will focus on the collapsing empires and the…

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17 October 2018: Launch of ‘Michael Collins: The man and the revolution’, GPO Witness History, Dublin 1

On Wednesday 17 October 2018 GPO Witness History hosted the launch of Anne Dolan and William Murphy’s Michael Collins: The man and the revolution. Drawing on archives in Ireland, Britain and the United States, this new fully illustrated biography approaches the iconic figure of Collins through the eyes of contemporaries and historians, friends and enemies, this provocative…

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7 October 2018: History Ireland Hedge School: ‘The sinking of the RMS Leinster and the war at sea’, National Maritime Museum, Haigh Terrace, Dún Laoghaire

On Sunday 7 October the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire,  hosted a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘The sinking of the RMS Leinster and the war at sea’. Just before 10am on 10 October 1918, east of the Kish Bank, two torpedoes fired by the German submarine UB-123 struck the 2,640-ton packet…

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