Conference - 'Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Historians and Public History'
Date: Saturday, 23rd June 2012
Time: Registration at 9:30am
Location: The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin
The next decade will see a series of centenaries of key events in the history of modern Ireland, ranging from the Ulster Covenant, through the First World War and the 1916 Rising, to the foundation of the Irish and Northern Irish states.
To begin the commemoration of these events, Universities Ireland – the network of university presidents and vice-chancellors on the island of Ireland – is sponsoring (together with The Irish Times) a major one-day conference under the title Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Historians and Public History.
The keynote speakers will be Professor Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, an international authority on the First World War and its impact on the 20th century; Professor Paul Bew, Professor of Politics at Queen’s University Belfast, a noted authority on Irish and Northern Irish politics and history in the late 19th and 20th centuries; and Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin, one of the country’s outstanding younger historians, noted for his extensive new insights into 20th century Irish history.
There will also be a session on accessing new material from the archives on the 1912-1923 period, with speakers from the Imperial War Museum in London, the National Archives of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland; and a panel discussion on ‘The Challenges of Commemoration in Public History’ with inputs from historians from five Irish and Northern Irish universities (and contributions from the audience). We have invited the Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, formally to open this event.
We would be honoured if you would join us for this important conference. There will be a small charge of €12/£10 (payable at the door) to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments. There will be no charge for students showing student identity cards.
Please complete and return the conference booking form or complete the online booking form by clicking on www.surveymonkey.com/s/LW5Z73M before Friday 15th June.
Further details are available from the Administrator of Universities Ireland, Patricia McAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0044 (0) 28 3751 8282/1550.