1918: the politics of radicalisation

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In our third annual public symposium, charting and putting in context the events of Ireland's revolutionary decade, the School of History and Geography, Dublin City University, announces '1918: the politics of radicalisation'. Our keynote speaker will be Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD).

Organizer: Dr William Murphy, School of History and Geography, DCU.


Phone: 01 8842359


9.30am Welcome

Professor James Kelly

Head of the School of History and Geography

9.40am Session One:

Dr Daithí Ó Corrain (DCU)

The revitalisation of the Irish Volunteers in 1917 and 1918

Dr Pauric Travers (President Emeritus of St Patrick’s College)

The moment Britain lost Ireland? The Irish conscription crisis, 1918

Dr Leeann Lane (DCU)

‘Madame got so excited she went yelling and dancing all over the place’: women candidates and the 1918 election.

11.10am Coffee

11.40am Session Two:

Dr Maria Falina (DCU)

Building a nation-state in the wake of the imperial collapse: Yugoslavia in 1918

Dr Mark Jones (UCD)

Germany 1918: the dreamlands of violence, revolution, and defeat

12.40pm Lunch

1.40pm Keynote Address

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (UCD)

"The Path of National Salvation?": The Triumph of Sinn Féin in 1918

2.30pm Session Three

Dr Fionnuala Walsh (UCD)

"Our backs would still be bloody": Irishwomen and war in 1918

Dr Ida Milne (Maynooth University)

The 1918-19 influenza pandemic and its opportune impact on Irish politics

Mark Duncan (Century Ireland)

Sport and Irish Politics in 1918

4pm Close of Symposium

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