Friday, 25th May (9.30am - 5.45pm) to Saturday 26th May (10am -1.15pm)
The Third Home Rule Crisis: Centenary Perspectives
Free but booking is essential. To book contact 01 603 0200
9.30: Welcome and registration
9.55: Opening remarks
10.00: Panel One
Dr James McConnel (University of Northumbria): “Coming events cast their shadows before”: Imagining Home Rule before the Rising.
Dr Frank Callanan (Independent Scholar): The introduction of the third Home Rule Bill.
Dr Senia Paseta (St Hugh’s College, Oxford):Suffrage, citizenship and nationhood in the Third Home Rule Bill.
12.00: Keynote Lecture (1)
Professor Roy Foster (Hertford College, Oxford): "Free to fight out our battle here ourselves”: Volunteering and the logic of violence, 1912-1914.
2.15: Panel Two
Dr Lauren Arrington (University of Liverpool): The Irish Worker and the Third Home Rule Bill: James Connolly, John Scully, and the Battle of the South Dublin Union.
Dr Matthew Kelly (University of Southampton): “A clear line of demarcation”: Irish Freedom (1910-14) and the re-articulation of the Fenian ideal.
Dr Margaret O’Callaghan (Queen’s University Belfast): Democratisation and Polarisation in Ireland: the third Home Rule bill."
4.15: Panel Three
Dr Michael Wheatley (Independent Scholar): Rhetoric and responses to the Home Rule Bill, 1912.
Dr Will Murphy (Mater Dei, DCU): The emergence of the hunger strike in modern Ireland, 1912-4.
Dr Dan Jackson (University of Northumbria): “Friends of the Union”: Popular opposition to Irish Home Rule in England, Scotland and Wales.
5.45 Close of first day
Saturday 26 May
10.00: Panel Four
Dr Colin Reid (Oxford): “Carsonading” and its enemies: George Berkeley and the Volunteering experience in Belfast.
Conor Mulvagh (UCD): Accepting the unthinkable: selling partition to the Irish Party leadership, 1912-14.
11. 00: Tea/coffee
11.30: Keynote Lecture (2)
Professor Ronan Fanning (UCD), The Liberal Government and the Third Home Rule Bill: an Exercise in Hypocrisy.
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