25-25 May 2012: The third Home Rule crisis: Centenary perspectives, National Library



The National Library of Ireland held a two-day conference on the Third Home Rule Crisis on 25-26 May 2012. The speakers at this event, and the titles of their lectures, were as follows:




Dr James McConnel University of Northumbria): ‘Coming events cast their shadows before’: Imagining Home Rule before the Rising.


Dr Frank Callanan: The introduction of the third Home Rule Bill.


Dr Senia Paseta (St Hugh’s College, Oxford): Suffrage, citizenship and nationhood in the Third Home Rule Bill.


Professor Roy Foster (Hertford College, Oxford): ‘Free to fight out our battle here ourselves’: Volunteering and the logic of violence, 1912-14.


Dr Lauren Arrington (University of Liverpool): The Irish Worker and the Third Home Rule Bill: James Connolly, John Scully, and the Battle of the South Dublin Union.


Dr Matthew Kelly (University of Southampton): ‘A clear line of demarcation’: Irish Freedom (1910-14) and the re-articulation of the Fenian ideal.


Dr Margaret O’Callaghan (Queen’s University Belfast): Democratisation and polarisation in Ireland: the third Home Rule bill.”


Dr Michael Wheatley (Independent Scholar): Rhetoric and responses to the Home Rule Bill, 1912.


Dr Will Murphy (Mater Dei, DCU): The emergence of the hunger strike in modern Ireland, 1912-14.


Dr Dan Jackson (University of Northumbria): “Friends of the Union”: Popular opposition to Irish Home Rule in England, Scotland and Wales.


Dr Colin Reid (Oxford): ‘Carsonading’ and its enemies: George Berkeley and the Volunteering experience in Belfast.


Conor Mulvagh (UCD): Accepting the unthinkable: selling partition to the Irish Party leadership, 1912-14.


Professor Ronan Fanning(UCD), The Liberal Government and the Third Home Rule Bill: an Exercise in Hypocrisy.


From BBC History: Dr. James McConnell on Irish Home Rule. 


From Century IrelandWhat was Home Rule?


Click here to listen to the History Ireland Hedge School: ‘Home Rule: lost opportunity or sell-out?’ 


Or watch the recording here.

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