The Emergency: Ireland in wartime, 27-28 June 2014
Welcome

 

        The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime

                                        

         Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014

          

    National University of Ireland, Galway

 

                     

Inspecting bomb damage at Campile, Co. Wexford                        Artist's impression of SS Irish Poplar

 

 

Keynote address: Robert Fisk (seven times world journalist of the year and author of In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the price of neutrality, 1939-45)

 

In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, NUI Galway will host a conference exploring the political, social and cultural dynamics of Ireland in wartime. Papers are invited on themes that include, but are not limited to

  • international relations & diplomacy
  • volunteering & military service
  • partisanship
  • security, intelligence & espionage
  • regional variations (including Northern Ireland) & local experiences
  • personal & organisational profiles
  • everyday life
  • the wider cost of neutrality
  • the wartime diaspora
  • intellectual & literary discourses
  • class & gender
  • the economy
  • sources

Towards locating wartime Ireland within a wider bloc of neutral powers, proposals that examine “The Emergency” through the lens of comparative and/or transnational history are especially welcome. This conference is open to all disciplines, whilst postgraduates and early career academics are particularly encouraged to contribute.

 

PLEASE NOTE: AS THIS IS A PUBLIC CONFERENCE, REGISTRATION FEES DO NOT APPLY

 

 

                          

                            Ploughing at  Áras an Uachtaráin, 1942

                                      

This conference is supported by the NUI Galway Millennium Fund, the College of Arts, Social Sciences Celtic Studies, and the Department of History.

 

Robert Fisk Lecture, Friday 27 June -

 

FULLY BOOKED