UK/United Kingdom Centenaries

16-19 August 2018: West Cork History Festival

The second West Cork History Festival took place from Thursday 16 August and Sunday 19 August in the grounds of Rosebank House, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. The festival covered a wide range of topics in time and space, with the centenary of the events of 1918 being a major theme. Speakers included John Horne (TCD), Robert…

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6 February 2018: Suffrage and society: Then and now: Reflections on the Representation of the People Act, 1918

On Tuesday 6 February 2018, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in conjunction with Queens University Belfast and the Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies hosted a full day conference examining the history and context of the act. The conference…

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14 October-3 December 2017: ‘Poppies: Weeping window’, Ulster Museum, Belfast

From Saturday 14 October to Sunday 3 December 2017 the Ulster Museum, Belfast, hosted Poppies: Weeping window by internationally acclaimed artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper under the auspices of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. The installation was at the Ulster Museum from 14 October to 3 December 2017, following a joint…

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19 June 2017: ‘WW1 today: sharing community research during the centenary of WW1’, Ulster Museum, Belfast

On Monday 19 June the Ulster Museum, Belfast,  hosted a seminar entitled ‘WW1 today: sharing community research during the centenary of WW1’. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been active in funding a wide range of community projects across the UK to mark the centenary of the First World War, and five public engagement centres have been…

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30 March 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘Education, outreach and creativity’, DiverseCity Partnership, Derry-Londonderry

On Thursday 30 March 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the third and final of its ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising…

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24 February 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘District councils & museum services’, PRONI, Belfast

On Friday 24 February 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the second of three ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising and the…

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16 February 2017: ‘On the brink: the politics of conflict. Share the learning’ seminar, Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, 47 Glanarm Road, Larne, Co. Antrim BT401DT

On 16 February 2017 Mid-Antrim Museums Service in association with Causeway Museums Service presented a one-day seminar entitled ‘On the brink: the politics of conflict. Share the learning’ seminar, This is the final seminar for the ‘On the Brink: The Politics of Conflict 1914- 16’, a three-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and…

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26 January 2017: Community Relations Council (NI) Decade of Centenaries discussion: ‘Grassroots activity’, Lurgan, Co. Antrim

On Thursday 26 January 2017 the Community Relations Council (NI) hosted the first of their ‘Decade of Centenaries’ discussions. In recent years  the Home Rule crisis, the Ulster Covenant, the rise of the labour movement, women and suffrage, the events leading up to outbreak of the First World War, Jutland, the Easter Rising and the…

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14 November 2016: ‘The 1916 centenaries: an opportune time for reflection’, Belfast City Hall, Belfast

On Monday 14 November 2016 Hedge the Fellowship of the Messines Association hosted a debate in Belfast City Hall on ‘The 1916 centenaries: an opportune time for reflection?’. This consisted of a discussion of the Somme and the Great War from a variety of perspectives, and was an opportunity for thoughtful reflection, wide-ranging discussion in a…

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