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Limerick, 1918–23: New Approaches

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T116, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road

V94 VN26 Limerick

Ireland

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This one day conference, hosted by the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will bring together a range of scholars working on new and innovative aspects of the history of the revolutionary years 1918–1923 in County Limerick.
Taking local, national, and global perspectives, the conference will encourage conversations about new sources, research methodologies, and means of commemoration over the remainder of the 'Decade of Centenaries' in Limerick (and beyond).

The conference keynote will be delivered by Professor Fearghal McGarry, Professor of Modern Irish History at Queen's University Belfast.

Attendance is free, but registration is essential. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

(For paper abstracts and downloadable version of the programme, visit https://limerick1823.wordpress.com/programme-2/)


Programme

Registration – Tea/Coffee (9.15–09.50)

Opening Remarks (9.50–10.00)

Session 1: Sources (10.00–11.30)

  • Winnie Davern (MIC), The 1918 conscription crisis through the letters of a Limerick family
  • Jacqui Hayes (Limerick City & County Council), Limerick in 1918: from the archives

Tea/Coffee (11.30–12.00)

Session 2: Subjects (12.00–13.15)

  • Dr Alexandra Tierney (TCD), A local approach to a national policy: Limerick, women’s suffrage, and Irish independence, 1918–23
  • Dr Seán William Gannon (Ind.), ‘I have done nothing to merit this [fate]’: the RIC in Limerick during the Irish revolutionary endgame
  • Jack Kavanagh (Maynooth), GIS and the Irish Civil War

Lunch (13.15–14.15)

Session 3: Remembering (14.15–15.15)

  • Anna Lively (Edinburgh), Strikes and revolution: the challenges of commemorating the Limerick ‘Soviet’ of 1919 and the Putilov Strike of 1917
  • Síobhra Aiken (NUIG), Remembering the revolution in Limerick: The limits and merits of autobiographical and literary narratives

Keynote Lecture (15.30–17.00)

  • Professor Fearghal McGarry (QUB), Commemoration and history: reframing Ireland’s revolution

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T116, Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road

V94 VN26 Limerick

Ireland

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