IHSA2016 Schedule & Programme

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It is our pleasure to publish our conference programme and schedule of events for IHSA2016. Any queries may be addressed to ihsa2016@gmail.com

 

Eamonn & Committee

 

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Friday, 19 February

1900                Arrival & Exhibition, Moore Institute Rooms, Ground floor, Hardiman Research Building

1930                Speeches.

Eamonn T. Gardiner, MC & Lead Organiser

Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley, Chair, IHSA National Committee

Prof. Dáibhí Ó Crónín, History Department Welcome

Prof. Steven Ellis, Formal Opening of Conference

2000                Reception & Exhibition

2100                Social: History Quiz in College Bar.

 

Saturday, 20 February

0830-0855       Registration (€15) & Morning Coffee 1 in Arts Millennium Building.

0855-0900       Welcome/Health & Safety Briefing

0900-1015       Round A of Panels (75 mins).

1015-1035       Coffee Break 2

1035-1150       Round B of Panels (75 mins)

1150-1210       Coffee Break 3

1210-1325       Round C of Panels (75 mins)

1325-1335       Move from Arts Millennium to College Bar (10 mins)

1335-1420       Lunch (College Bar)/AGM (AM Building) (45 mins)

1420-1430       Move from College Bar to Arts Millennium for Workshop.

1430-1530       Workshop: Research Funding Opportunities (60 mins).

1530-1535       Leave Workshop and move to rooms for Round D

1535-1650       Round D of Panels (75 mins)

1650-1710       Coffee Break 4

1710-1825       Round E of Panels (75 mins)

1825-1835       Closing remarks and final reminder dinner timings & Sunday programme.

1835-2030       Arrive at Harbour Hotel for Pre-Meal Reception

2030-2200       Dinner (Prosecco Reception & 5 Courses, €25)

2200-2245       Eamonn T. Gardiner MC.

Introduction by Dr. Mary Harris, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway & ‘A Nation Rising’, 1916 Commemorative Programme Coordinator

After-Dinner Speaker: Professor Emeritus Nicholas Canny, NUIG. http://erc.europa.eu/organisation/canny-nicholas

2245-2315       Prize giving

2315+              Post Dinner & Move to other venues.

 

 

Sunday, 21 February

1200-1300       Walking Tour of Galway.

Early Modern & Revolutionary Galway

 

Round A 09:00-10:15

 

(A1) Narratives from Christian Ireland

            Chair: Kieran Hoare

  • Ossory on the Eve of the Reformation
    • Bernadette O’Brien, NUI Galway

 

  • Brigit and pregnant women: discussion on the issue
    • Dmitrii Glass, Mary Immaculate College

 

  • Is there a Problem of Saint Patrick? If so, is there a solution?
    • Nathan Dunphy, NUI Galway

 

 

(A2) Twentieth-Century Philosophical, Logical and Cultural Approaches

Chair: Dr. Tomás Finn

  • Catholic anti-communism, the Cold War, and peace and nuclear disarmament campaigns in Ireland.
    • Gerard Madden, NUI Galway

 

  • ‘A pioneering historian of ideas: Robert Blakey, and the birth of a disciplinary genre.’
    • Stuart Mathieson, Queens University Belfast

 

  • AUDIO-VISUAL: Letting the Sources Speak: Title: ‘Gainsbourg: A ‘Serge’ of Sexual Content in French Popular Culture, 1966-1991’
    • Robert Flatley, NUI Galway

 

(A3) Race in the Americas from the Colonies to the Civil War

Chair: Dr. Enrico Dal Lago

  • “A Rich Man’s Government… A Poor Man’s Fight”: Class Conflict and Unionist Dissent in the Confederate South.
    • Jordan Markey, NUI Galway

 

  • ‘Bound to Serve’ White indentured Labour in Colonial America.
    • Leanne McMullan, University of Ulster

 

  • Religion, Racism, & Perfidious Albion: Irish Soldiers in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
    • Florry O’Driscoll, NUI Galway

 

(A4) Shades of Roman Catholicism in Ireland, 1844-1950

Chair: Dr. Roisín Healy

  • St Vincent de Paul in Dublin, 1844-1918: Friends of the Poor or Self-Serving Religious Zealots?
    • Bernadette O’Connell, NUI Galway

 

  • The Roman Catholic Church in Sligo during the Great War.
    • Simone Hickey, St. Angela’s College

 

  • The Irish Catholic Missionary Experience in the Twentieth Century
    • Kate Brophy, Trinity College Dublin

 

(A5) Nineteenth-Century Irish Nationalism

            Chair: Dr. Carmel Connolly

  • Alternative solutions to the intractable Irish question, 1892-1902.
    • Tony King, NUI Galway

 

  • The Persistence of Nationalist and Anti-State Sentiment in Ulster, 1848-1867
    • Kerron Ó Luain, Independent Scholar

 

  • The Road from Kilmorna: Canon Sheehan, Fenianism, and prefiguring 1916
    • John O’Donovan, University College Cork

 

Round B 10:35-11:50

 

(B1) Warfighting as an aid to Civil Governance.

Chair: Dr. Pádraig Lenihan

  • ‘Pax Romana’: The true triumph of the Roman people
    • George Baldry, NUI Galway

 

  • ‘To defend those who have no swords’: The birth of Crusading as theological disruption and political evolution
    • Declan Mills, University of Limerick

 

  • Between Success and Surrender: Thomas Wentworth, Lord Deputy of Ireland, 1633- 1639.
    • Marie Sophie Hingst, Trinity College Dublin

 

 

(B2) A Postmodern History of Human Rights and Terrorism

            Chair: Dr. Kevin O’Sullivan

  • Operation Allied Force, Humanitarian Intervention and the Kosovo war of 1999Cian Moran, NUI Galway

 

  • Refugees and Humanitarian Aid as Weapons of War: Cambodia and Rwanda.
    • John O’Donnell, NUI Galway

 

  • Bullets, Bombs & Blood: Chechen Terrorist Tactics and Beyond
    • Francesco Conti, NUI Galway

 

(B3) The Evolution of Warfare during Irish Revolution, 1916-1923

Chair: Dr. Conor McNamara

  • ‘Scattered, Ambushed and Laid Out’: War and Counterinsurgency in North Galway 1919-1921
    • Eamonn T. Gardiner, NUI Galway

 

  • The importance of Dublin during the Irish War of Independence
    • Thomas Tormey, Trinity College Dublin

 

  • ‘A Cycle of Violence’: Analysing the Role of the Bicycle during the Irish Revolutionary Period 1916-1923
    • Bryan Treanor, St. Patrick’s College of Education/DCU

 

(B4) Re-evaluating Education: Irish and American examples

Chair: Dr. Jackie Uí Chionna

  • The post-primary school in Ireland, 1940-58: A case study of the Presentation Order
    • Catriona Delaney, University of Limerick

 

  • “To Educate Themselves”: African American Teachers in North Carolina’s Schools for the Freed People, 1861-1876
    • Anne Marie Brosnan, Mary Immaculate College

 

  • Looking To The Past To Build For The Future’: State-Building, Curricular Developments, And School History In Post-Independence Ireland, 1924-69
    • Colm MacGearilt, Trinity College Dublin

 

(B5) Changes in Irish Political Landscape, 1913-1923

Chair: Dr. Joe Regan

  • The role of Lord Decies, Press Censor for the British Administration in Ireland, 1916-19, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the Censor
    • Alan McCarthy, University College Cork

 

  • Assessing the contributing factors leading to Sinn Fein’s victory in the 1918 General Election
    • Patrick Mulcahy, University of Limerick

 

  • ‘Constitutional Nationalists still have considerable strength’? Examining the views of Home Rule activists 1919-21
    • Martin O’Donoghue, NUI Galway

 

Round C 12:10-13:25

 

(C1) ‘Mythology and Máthair Chíche’ – Revisiting Old-Irish Texts and Stories

Chair: Dr. Chris Doyle

  • Gaelic Revival and the Ulster and Ossian Cycles: National heroes in Cúchulainn and Fionn Mac Cumhail
    • Erin Rae-MacKinney, University of Ulster

 

  • An mháthair chíche sa Mheánaois in Éirinn
    • Aogán Ó hIarlaithe, NUI Galway

 

(C2) Children and Social culture; Ideas of Youth.

Chair: Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley

  • ‘They go to England to preserve their Secret”: The emigration and assistance of the Irish unmarried mother in Britain 1926-1952.’
    • Lorraine Grimes, NUI Galway

 

  • ‘Changeling Children in Nineteenth Century Ireland
    • Jodie Shevlin, University of Ulster

 

  • “They called them Edelweiss Pirates, where they Blossomed, Resistance Grew?!”- The Edelweiss Pirates as an Example of Oppositional Youth Movements in Nazi Germany.
    • Annika Stendebach, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

 

(C3) Complexities of the Anglo-Irish Interdependency

Chair: Dr. Andrew Holmes

  • Irish Catholics within the British Officer Corps: 1829-1899
    • Mark Scannell, NUI Galway

 

  • ‘Help Wanted! No Irish need apply’. The effects of British prejudice and discrimination against Irish migrants in the early- to mid-20th
    • Finian J.E. Halligan, University of Warwick

 

  • Irish Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the Post-war Reconstruction of London
    • Michael B. Mulvey, Maynooth University

 

(C4) ‘Fight for Ireland and no other land’: Revolutionary Labour History

Chair: Dr. John Cunningham

  • The Age of Larkinism: ‘A Divine Mission’ (1907-1914).
    • Stephen Deyarmin, NUI Galway

 

  • The Drapers’ Revolution, 1913-1924.
    • Breandán Ó’Conchúir, NUI Galway

 

  • The Irish Citizen Army and the Anglo-Irish War.
    • Jeffrey Leddin, University of Limerick

 

(C5) The Great War Generation, 1890-1924

Chair: Dr. Kyle Hughes

  • The Master of Mystery and the Great War: the spy novels of William Le Queux, 1914 – 1918
    • Jonathan Best, Queens University Belfast

 

  • The best of enemies: South Africa and the Germans of South West Africa, 1914-1924
    • Gavan Duffy, NUI Galway

 

  • 1916: Tolkien at the Battle of the Somme
    • Sandra Hartl, University of Bamberg

 

Round D 15:35-16:50

 

(D1) Lydon’s ‘Middle Nation’- The Old-English and the Irish in the later medieval period

Chair: Dr. Kim Lo Prete

  • The Bruce invasion of Ireland, 1315-1318
    • Eoghan Keane, Trinity College Dublin

 

  • The Early Years of Gearóid Iarla, Third Earl of Desmond
    • Dónal Ó Catháin, NUI Galway

 

(D2) Gender, Class & Conflict

Chair: Dr. Paul O’Brien

  • Post-war cinema-going and working-class communities: a case study of the Holyland, Belfast, 1945-1962.
    • Sam Manning, Queens University Belfast

 

  • Experiences of women in the Anglo-Irish War
    • Thomas Earls Fitzgerald, Trinity College Dublin

 

  • POSTER: Emyr Estyn Evans : The Formative Years
    • Lauren Ferguson, Queens University Belfast

 

 (D3) Histories of Healthcare

Chair: Dr. Ciarán McCabe

  • ‘Admitting the Mad’: Insanity in the Ulster District Lunatic Asylums, 1845-1914.
    • Seaneen Larkin, University of Ulster

 

  • ‘Where one journey ends, the next begins…’ Dr. Thomas Raleigh Phayer, Medical Doctor, Apothecarist, Surgeon and Physician of Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.
    • John Phayer, Independent Researcher

 

  • Historical development and economic impact of obesity
    • Cillian Moran, NUI Galway

 

(D4) Religious Communities in the Nineteenth-Century

            Chair: Dr. Alison Forrestal

  • Truth and Error: Anti-Catholicism and the Free Church of Scotland in the mid-nineteenth century
    • Ryan Mallon, Queens University Belfast

 

  • ‘We shall not shrink, where Justice demands it..’ Belfast Quaker influence on British Abolitionism utilising ‘The Irish Friend’, 1838-1842
    • Krysta Beggs-McCormick, University of Ulster

 

  • Women Religious in Nineteenth Century Ireland: Personal and Corporate Identity
    • Bridget Harrison, Queens University Belfast

 

(D5) Irish Finance and Taxation, Pre and Post-Independence, 1916-1931

Chair: TBC

  • Shadow of a Taxman: How, and by whom, was the Republican Movement Financed in the Irish War of Independence?
    • Robin Adams, St. Peter’s College, Oxford

 

  • Art Ó Briain and the Irish National Relief Fund of London, 1916-1919.
    • Mary MacDiarmada, St. Patrick’s College of Education/DCU

 

  • Foreign versus Fashion: Chinese bacon and Parisian clothing in the Irish Free State
    • John Porter, Trinity College Dublin

 

(D6) Intergenerational effects of war

Chair: Dr. Cathal Smith

  • ‘Migrant, Refugee, Terrorist’ Asylum in Interwar France: The Case of the Spanish Exiles (1934-35)
    • Eoghan Moran, Queen Mary University, London

 

  • The children of war and revolution?: Influence of the First World War, the 1916 Rising and WoI upon the Irish volunteers who joined the British forces WW2.
    • Joseph Quinn, Trinity College Dublin

 

Round E 17:10-18:25

 

(E1) Politics and Power in Tudor Ireland

Chair: Prof. Steven Ellis

  • ‘…to restrayne the Englishe from soche evells as Irishe infeccion poysoned theim with.’ Creating a pathology of Irishness during the ‘Tudor Conquest of Ireland’.
    • Carla Lessing, NUI Galway

 

  • The best of times, the worst of times – the thoughts of a Tudor administrator in Ireland
    • Deirdre Fennell, NUI Galway

 

(E2) The Lives of Ulster Women, 1890-1930

Chair: Dr. Caitriona Clear

  • ‘Obscure Lives’: A Biographical Portrait of Queen’s District Nurses in Ireland (1890-1907)
    • Joyce Ní Ghiobuin, Trinity College Dublin

 

  • ‘With fingers weary and worn’?: Factory legislation and the treatment of women workers in the Londonderry shirt industry, c.1860-1920
    • Chelsea Brownlee, Queens University Belfast

 

  • Devolution, Northern Ireland, and the Illegitimate Children (Affiliation Orders) Act, 1924.
    • Alex Tierney, Trinity College Dublin

 

(E3) History from Outside: Fringe histories during the Irish Revolution

 

Chair: Dr. Mary Harris

 

  • The Colonel, the Canadian and the Cork man: The  Irish Diplomatic Mission to South Africa in 1921
    • Madeline O’Neill, NUI Galway

 

  • Ireland’s forgotten diplomats: Nancy Wyse Power and Máire O’Brien’s quest for obtaining recognition for independent Ireland, 1919-23.
    • Ann Marie O’Brien, University of Limerick

 

  • ‘“Who were the Shoneens?”: Irish militant nationalists and association football, 1913-1923.
    • Aaron Ó Maonaigh, St. Patrick’s College of Education/DCU

 

(E4) The changing face of the Irish Economy

            Chair: Prof. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

  • After the Expiry Date: Wills of the lesser gentry in east Mayo, 1760-1880.
    • Olivia Martin, NUI Galway

 

  • Nineteenth century urban Irish artisans and protectionism: a study of popular economic nationalism.
    • John McGrath, Mary Immaculate College

 

  • ‘Closing Cowtown’ – The demise of the Dublin Cattle Market.
    • Declan O’Brien, Mary Immaculate College

 

(E5) Anglo-Irish Relations in the Post-Independence period

Chair: Dr. Séan Ó Duibhir

  • ‘A bit of news, which you may, or may not, care to use’: the influence of the Beaverbrook-Healy relationship on the construction of Ireland in the British press post-independence.
    • Elspeth Payne, Trinity College Dublin

 

  • ‘Anglo-Irish Relations during The Falkland’s War of 1982.’
    • Fiona McKelvey, University of Ulster

 

  • “A peace of sorts”: Changing expectations in Northern Ireland after the Belfast Agreement, 1998-2007.
    • Eamonn McNamara, Australian National University
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Decade of Centenaries Prize & Local History of County Galway Prize

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Dear Colleagues, the organising committee of the Irish History Students’ Association, Annual Conference for Galway 2016 are pleased to announce that in addition to the prizes offered by the IHSA, the Galway organising committee have secured additional external sponsorship for four additional, once-off, prizes for 2016.

 

Accordingly, papers are invited in the following categories: The Decade of Centenaries in County Galway (1913-1923); The Local History & Heritage of County Galway (any historical era); Social and/or Cultural History; Best Irish Language Paper.  The prizes will be awarded to the best paper in each category. They will be independently judged PRIOR to being given, which means that all interested parties must pre-submit their paper (or latest working draft), no later than the 19th January 2016, i.e. one calendar month before the conference.

 

Further details are listed below on each particular prize. The adjudicator’s decision is final and no discussion whatsoever will be entered into. Prizes will be awarded at the Conference Dinner (Harbour Hotel, Galway, 20 February, 8pm). All entrants must attend the conference AND deliver their papers. Failure to attend and/or speak is grounds for disqualification.

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Mortal remains of Harry Loughnane, c. 1920

The Decade of Centenaries in County Galway (1913-1923).

  • This prize has been kindly sponsored by Galway County Council.
  • Value €100.
  • Period which the papers/posters/AV/artefact presentations deal with must be between 1913 and 1923, though some leeway is allowed.
  • All interested papers must be pre-submitted (or the latest working draft), no later than the 19th January, i.e. one calendar month before the conference.
  • Once submitted that is the paper which will be judged. No further submissions/alterations will be allowed.
  • Any supporting documentation (such as an audio-visual or image based element) must be submitted also.

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HM King Edward VII, on Shop Street, on his visit to Galway c.1903

The Local History & Heritage of County Galway (any historical era).

  • This prize has been kindly sponsored by Galway County Council.
  • Value €100.
  • The papers/posters/AV/artefact presentations must engage with any aspect of the history or heritage of the County of Galway.
  • All interested papers must be pre-submitted (or the latest working draft), no later than the 19th January, i.e. one calendar month before the conference.
  • Once submitted that is the paper which will be judged. No further submissions/alterations will be allowed.
  • Any supporting documentation (such as an audio-visual or image based element) must be submitted also.

MEET OUR SPONSORS: GALWAY COUNTY COUNCIL/COMHAIRLE CHONTAE NA GAILLIMHE

 

IHSA 2016, NUI Galway are proud to announce that Galway County Council/Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe have kindly agreed to provide part sponsorship to Galway’s hosting of the 2016 conference, through the office of County Heritage Officer, Marie Mannion.

 

 

Details of the Council’s own plans for both 1916 commemorations and History in general can be found at Galway Heritage Plan

 

Relief works, Inverin Hill, County Galway, c.1890-during the Famine. www.historyireland.com
Relief works, Inverin Hill, County Galway, c.1890-during the Famine. http://www.historyireland.com

 

For further information please see Galway Community Heritage Office or contact Marie Mannion, Heritage Officer

 

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IHSA 2016 Annual Conference, Call for Papers

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The Irish History Students’ Association is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its Annual Conference, which will take place in NUI Galway from 19–21 February, 2016.

Proposals are invited for papers (in English or Irish) from both undergraduates and postgraduates in Ireland, on any historical topic or period and from those studying Irish history abroad. Abstracts of no more than 250 words for 20 minute research papers (approx. 2,500–3,000 words in length) should be submitted, along with a short personal biography of no more than 100 words.

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Poster presentations are also invited. Posters should be A0 in size and may encompass any style or theme, similar to the criteria for written papers. Presenters should be prepared to speak for up to 10 minutes regarding their posters, with or without an accompanying short paper. Further details will be provided on request by emailing
ihsa2016@gmail.com

As usual there is no specific conference theme. However, given the various commemorative events which are expected to take place on the island of Ireland in 2016, papers are also invited on (but certainly not limited to) issues which fall broadly within the theme of the Decade of Centenaries (1912-1923).

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Eyre Square – Galway, the ‘City of the Tribes’, is steeped in Medieval & Modern History

All proposals should be submitted by email to ihsa2016@gmail.com no later than Friday 11 December, 2015. Abstracts and biographies should be submitted in the form of a word document attached to the email and should include: Full Name, Institutional Affiliation (if any), and Paper/Poster Title.

For more information please see:
IHSA 2016 Facebook and Academia.edu – IHSA2016

This event has been kindly sponsored by Bank of Irelandboi1

Planning & Booking!

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Hello followers!

Just to keep you all up to date on developments since we last spoke. We have set the date; the IHSA will take place on the weekend of the 19th – 21st February 2016. So SAVE THE DATE! The city based campus of the National University of Ireland, Galway will play host to most of the formal events on the Friday and Saturday (venue TBC). The University has a fine tradition of historical research and scholarship dating back to its foundation to the tumultous years of An Gorta Mór – The Great Famine. History was one of the first disciplines to be taught in the emerging University and 170 years on we are going from strength to strength, with over 800 students at Under and Postgraduate levels across a range of interests in the greater field.

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Nice and Welcoming!

We have booked ourselves into the Harbour Hotel in Galway city centre on the Saturday evening for the social/meal and keynote address (more info to follow on that one).

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For our meal, convenience to the city was our guiding concern, so as to make the weekend as effortless as possible for you, our attendees. The Harbour Hotel is about a 3 minute walk from Shop Street, so anyone staying in the city will be very close indeed. Emer and her team in the hotel are doing their very best to look after our attendees at the social. Also for those looking to book accommodation for the event in the Harbour, please do make sure you mention the fact you’re attending the conference (and the meal associated with same) for the best value. The food is of superb quality (the menu is impressive) and if you have any dietary concerns, please do be sure to let us know and we will be sure that you will be accommodated.

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We will also be compiling a list of all other accommodation available in Galway city shortly and will post that to our Facebook page once complete. We hope the list will cover all options available, from B&B to Hostel and Hotels. We’re also going to include details for transportation options and other helpful information, just to make it harder for you to stay away!

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We have also set our minds toward the Call for Papers and the format of the weekend, so speakers please take this as your first notification and start those germs of ideas in your heads. Papers will more than likely (all to be confirmed in the CfP and all subject to change of course) follow the traditional format. In addition to that there are some innovations which both myself and the committee would like to bring into practice in next year’s conference. As we’re threshing away at those at the moment I won’t get into them; suffice to say we will be doing our level best to make it as fruitful, enjoyable, accessible and worthwhile for all to contribute to our conference.

We’re presently working hard on the other academic and social aspects of the conference, so rest assured it will be a very rewarding and special weekend in Galway! Please if you have any questions or queries or suggestions get in touch with us through our Twitter handle @ihsa2016, on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1614894075423608/, or send us an email to ihsa2016@gmail.com