Call for Papers – Irish Revolution 1912-1923 as Viewed from Outside

International Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium to be held at University College Cork, June 13-14, 2014.

A two day symposium jointly hosted by the School of History and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork, 13-14 June 2014.

The period from 1912 to 1923 saw many important events in Ireland. Beginning with the signing of the Ulster Covenant in 1912 by almost half a million men and women and ending with the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922 and the ensuing Civil War, these events were crucial in shaping the political, cultural and social landscape on the island of Ireland over subsequent years.

What was happening in Ireland during this period was of great interest abroad, not least because Ireland was seen as a possible model for other countries, such as India, Egypt and Flanders, that were seeking independence. Outside observers were also keenly interested in the toll that the events of the period exacted on the civilian population.

AIMS – This postgraduate symposium, directed at Masters and PhD students, will look at how events such as The Home Rule Crisis, 1912-1914; the Dublin Lockout, 1913; the First World War, 1914-1918; the Easter Rising, 1916; the Conscription Crisis, 1918; the “Khaki” general election, 1918; the First Dáil (Parliament), 1919; the War of Independence, 1919-1921; the Irish Free State, 1922 and the Civil War, 1922-1923 were viewed from outside Ireland. The symposium seeks to explore reactions to these events through the mediums of media, journalism, art, photography, literature (not limited to these groups).

Abstracts of 300 words (maximum) should be sent to 

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Symposium Organisers: Oliver O’Hanlon and Dr Jérôme aan de Wiel