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10 November 2018: History Ireland ‘Hedge School’: ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

On Saturday 10 November 2018 a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on ‘The 1918 general election—political earthquake or same old same old?’ took place as part of the Allingham Arts Festival in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. The December 1918 general election is regarded, with good reason, as a political earthquake. With a massively expanded electorate, including women over 30,…

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4-5 August 2018: Centenary of ‘Gaelic Sunday’, 1918

On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 of August the GAA hosted a nationwide programme of events to mark the centenary of Gaelic Sunday, 4 August 1918. This was an organised protest undertaken against the increasing repression of the GAA by the British authorities in Ireland in the aftermath of the 1918 conscription crisis. From July…

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24-25 May 2018: ‘Partitions and borders: a comparative and interdisciplinary conference’, UCD, Dublin 4

On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May 2018, a two-day international conference was held in University College Dublin, Ireland, examining comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to partition and border studies. 2020 marks the centenary of the 1920 Government of Ireland Act which legislated for a two-state solution to the Irish question. Nationally, this conference prefaced this…

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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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28 October 2017: Open Workshop with Piet Chielens and Annick Vandenbilcke, ‘In Flanders Fields Museum’, Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum, Lisburn

On Saturday 28 October, as part of the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum’s Autumn talks programme, Piet Chielens and Annick Vandenbilcke of In Flanders Fields Museum presented an open workshop on the experience of the First World War on the Western Front and its legacies. This session was of personal or professional significance to anyone with an interest…

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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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14 September 2017: Clandeboye: heritage, history and place, Clandeboye Estate, Co. Down

On Thursday 14 September 2017, as part of the Aspects Bangor Literary Festival, Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast hosted a sequence of events at the Clandeboye Estate, Co Down, as part the Clandeyboye Reading Party, a North-South joint research collaboration which aims to promote deeper cultural awareness and understanding of sensitive issues around war, commemoration,…

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