On Tuesday 15 January 2019 the Irish Historical Society presented a symposium entitled ‘1919: The first Dáil and the Democratic Programme’. The Democratic Programme adopted at the first meeting of Dáil Éireann on 21 January 1919 declared that the ‘Nation’s sovereignty extends … to all its material possessions, the Nation’s soil and all its resources, all…

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On Tuesday 6 November 2018 the Irish Historical Society presented a seminar on ‘Legacies of the Great War’ with Jennifer Wellington (UCD) and Alan Kramer (TCD). The seminar took place at 7pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Fellows Square, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2. Explore the TCD online exhibition:  ‘Fit as fiddles and as hard as nails’: Irish soldiers’…

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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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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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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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On Monday 24 April 2017 the Irish Historical Society’s April meeting presented a panel discussion entitled ‘Commemorating 1916: A Retrospective Discussion’, with Prof. David Fitzpatrick (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Lisa Godson (National College of Art and Design) and Lar Joye (National Museum of Ireland). The discussion took place at 7pm in the Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity…

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On Friday 17 February 2017 John F. Larkin QC (NI Attorney-General) presented the Irish Legal History Society Spring Discourse on ‘The Irish Convention’. This was the forum established in 1917 to facilitate negotiations between Irish unionists and constitutional nationalists, to explore the basis for an agreement that would permit the implementation of Home Rule; it…

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