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0900-0920 Registration
0920 Welcome
0930-1110 Panel 1: Policing, soldiers and legal trials

Lia Brazil (UCD), Murder in the Egyptian protectorate: law, justice and violence in colonial legal trials

Thomas Tormey (TCD), The curious case of K Company: former National Volunteers in the War of Independence

Thomas Earls FitzGerald (TCD), Republican policing in County Kerry in the spring and summer of 1920

Steven Balbirnie (UCD), Transnational violence: tracing the soldiers of Britain’s North Russian Expeditionary Force

1110- 1130 Tea/coffee
1130-1250 Panel 2: Disease, medicine and science

Richard Legay and Kit Krupp (TCD), Mapping the Spanish flu in Dublin

Meishan Zhang (TCD), Material culture and the history of medicine in Shanghai, 1912-1949

Neasa McGarrigle (TCD), Ireland’s place in the international physics network 1940-1950

1250-1340 Lunch (provided)
1340-1500 Panel 3: Legislation

Susannah Deedigan (TCD), Women’s reactions to the 1937 Draft Constitution: a middle-class, feminist campaign?

Deirdre Foley (TCD), Exploring the Kennedy Report, 1970

Aoife McCabe (DCU), Irish governments involvement in the construction of the Sunningdale Agreement in 1973 and the implications which the agreement had for the Irish government

1500-1600 Keynote: Dr Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth)
1600-1620 Tea/coffee
1620-1740 Panel 4: Leitrim, Arvagh and Southern Unionism

Patrick Mc Garty (DCU), Leitrim: politics and society, 1912-1923

Daniel Purcell (TCD), ‘Doomed to Desolation’: testimony from the Arvagh Boycott

Sam Beckton (TCD), An Investigation of the evolution of the unionist identity and ideology in the Republic of Ireland since 1922

1740 Reception
1930 Conference dinner
1000-1140 Panel 5: Literary and material culture

Kerstina Mortensen (TCD), Translating surfaces: text and image in Nordic symbolism

Mary Hatfield (TCD), Constructing respectability: children’s fashions in nineteenth-century Ireland

Mai Yatani (TCD), ‘They will confer more general good and public service’: Library services and the women in fin-de-siècle Dublin

Sonya Perkins (TCD), Periodical publishing in Dublin in the 1930s

1140-1200 Tea/coffee
1200-1320 Panel 6: Propaganda, history and commemoration

Mary MacDiarmada (DCU), ‘Exiles in the citadel of the enemy’s authority’: the Irish Self-Determination League of Great Britain, 1919-22

Des Dalton (TCD), The battle for historical legitimacy: Ruairí Ó Brádaigh and the 50 Years Ago articles

Maeve Casserly (UCD), Commemoration as staged memory: a comparative analysis of commemoration in Ireland marking the 1991 and 2016 anniversaries of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme

1320-1420 Lunch
1420-1540 Panel 7: Land, labour and housing  

Ciara Stewart (UCD), Decentralising the Ladies Land League: reinterpreting the history of the movement

Gerard Hanley (DCU), ‘A Disturbed State’: the farm labourers’ dispute in north County Dublin in 1913

Peter Connell (TCD), Dear Mr de Valera, you are my last hope…‘Slum’ clearance and rehousing under the 1932 Housing Act in Irish provincial towns, 1932-45

1540 Closing remarks
1550 Close

Call for Papers 2016

This conference aims to bring together postgraduate students from Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin to showcase the historical research being undertaken by postgraduate students in these institutions. The conference will be held in Trinity Long Room Hub Arts & Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin. The committee conceives that the conference will allow postgraduates to exchange ideas with scholars working from a range of perspectives, and share their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment. We welcome abstracts from a broad spectrum of postgraduate scholars, including MA students and those undertaking degrees at MLitt, MPhil, and doctoral level. Submissions are not restricted to any area of study. The conference aims to reflect the diversity of historical research being undertaken in Dublin, and the committee welcomes proposals on a range of subjects.

Proposals that are based on new research are encouraged. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract and a short biography, for twenty-minute, previously unpublished papers.

Submissions should be sent to:

Call closes: 4 March 2016