Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923:

The Road To War

Conference Year: 2014
Conference Location: Belfast City Hall

Universities Ireland sponsored the third in a series of conferences to commemorate the centenary 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 in Belfast City Hall on Saturday 14th June 2014 under the title.

Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: The Road To War.

The keynote speakers included

  • Professor Thomas Otte, Professor of Diplomatic History, University of East Anglia who delivered an address entitled July 1914: Reflections on an Inadvertent war
  • Professor Keith Jeffery, Professor of British History, Queen’s University Belfast will delivered an address entitled Reflections on Ireland and the First World War.
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14/6/2014
10.00 am

Official opening and introduction: Dr Michael Murphy, President, University College Cork and Chair, Universities Ireland

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Welcome:

Councillor Maire Hendron, Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast

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14/6/2014
10.30am

Chair: Professor Eunan O’Halpin, Professor of Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College Dublin Keynote address: Professor Thomas Otte, Professor of Diplomatic History, University of East Anglia – July 1914: Reflections on an inadvertent war

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14/6/2014
11.30am

Chair: Professor Peter Gray, Head of School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast Keynote Speaker: Professor Keith Jeffery, Professor of British History, Queen’s University Belfast- Reflections on Ireland and the First World War

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14/6/2014
1.30pm

Chair: Dr Fearghal McGarry, Reader in Modern Irish History, Queen’s University, Belfast First Panel Session: Digitised sources, archives and community research Prof Richard Grayson, Head of History (2011-14) and Professor of Twentieth Century History, Goldsmiths.

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14/6/2014
1.30pm

University of London Mr Ian Montgomery, The Records Management, Cataloguing and Access Team (RMCAT).

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14/6/2014
1.30pm

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland Ms Amanda Moreno, Head of Collections, Museums of The Royal Irish Regiment.

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14/6/2014
2.30 pm

Chair: Dr Conor Mulvagh, Lecturer in Irish History, University College Dublin Second Panel Session: Ireland on the eve of the war Dr Catriona Pennell, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Exeter – Ireland/UK at outbreak of war

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14/6/2014
2.30 pm

Prof Richard Grayson, Head of History (2011-14) and Professor of Twentieth Century History, Goldsmiths, University of London – Social background of Dublin/Belfast volunteers.

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14/6/2014
3.35 pm

History Ireland Hedge School: Mr Tommy Graham, Editor, History Ireland Dr Colin Reid, Senior Lecturer in History, Northumbria University, Newcastle – Irish Volunteers

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14/6/2014
3.35 pm

Dr Timothy Bowman, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Kent – Ulster Volunteers.

14/6/2014
3.35 pm

Dr Margaret Ward, Visiting Fellow in Irish History, Queens University Belfast – Suffrage and Pacifism.

14/6/2014
3.35 pm

Dr Senia Paseta, Historian of Modern Ireland, University of Oxford – Women and war.

14/06/2014
4.30 pm

Closing remarks:

Dr Margaret O’Callaghan, School of Politics International Relations & Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast

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