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Cork studies in the Irish revolution

Published on July 15, 2015

‘Finbarr’s War: Munster, Cork city, Cork county, and University College Cork during Ireland’s “revolutionary decade” 1912-23’

Conference in University College Cork, Ireland 27-8 November 2015 

Proposals for papers of up to 20 minutes duration are invited for the fourth conference in the series ‘Cork studies in the Irish revolution’, on the subject of the experience of the province of Munster, Cork city and county, and University College Cork during Ireland’s ‘revolutionary decade’ of 1912-23, which is to be held in University College Cork in Ireland, on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November, 2015.

Papers may deal with any aspect of the subject. Proposals from all disciplines are welcome in order to encourage discussion of the subject from as many angles as possible. Postgraduate students are particularly encouraged to offer papers.

Possible topics include:

  • the impact of the third Home Rule crisis on the locality;
  • the campaign for female suffrage in the area;
  • the experience of organised labour in the province across the decade;
  • the diverse effects of the First World War on soldiers from, and inhabitants of, the region;
  • the local impact of the 1916 Easter Rising;
  • the experience of locals of the political and military dimensions of the War of Independence;
  • the nature, and impact, of the Civil War split within Munster, Cork city and county and University College Cork;
  • the impact of political disturbances on the local economy
  • the experience of particular institutions and individuals of the region across the decade as a whole.


Proposals for papers on relevant topics not included in the above list are, of course, welcome.

Abstracts of 250 words should be e-mailed to Gabriel Doherty, of the School of History, University College Cork, at, 00353 21 4902783.

The closing date for abstracts is Friday, 4 September 2015.

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