Activity: Consultancy types › Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups
Leading historians from the 10 Irish and Northern Irish universities (including the Open University in Ireland, which became UI’s 10th member in 2011) came together in 2012 to launch a 12 year programme of activities to reflect on the 1912-1923 period in Irish history. This started last year with a bursary programme for PhD students studying the period (two bursaries awarded) and a major conference attended by 320 people in Dublin entitled ‘Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Historians and Public
History’ (keynote speaker: Prof. Jay Winter from Yale University, one of the US’s most eminent historians of the 20th century). This year an archival project has started, more bursaries have been advertised, and a conference will be held on 15th June in Dublin entitled ‘Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: the Cause of Labour’ (keynote speaker: President Michael D.Higgins). The 2014 conference will be on the origins of the First World War in Ireland.