CFP: The Emergence of Modern Ireland, 1912-2016

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Call for Papers
October 15, 2016
Ireland {Republic}
Subject Fields: 
Military History, European History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Contemporary History, British History / Studies

"The Emergence of Modern Ireland, 1912-2016"

Conference on 15 October 2016 in Dublin Castle (Ireland)

In order to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, and to contribute to the process of national reflection that is currently in progress, The Irish Defence Forces, in conjunction with the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the Trinity College Dublin Centre for Contemporary Irish History, will host a one-day conference in Dublin Castle on 15 October 2016 with the aim of exploring the ‘Emergence of Modern Ireland, 1912-2016’. The conference will explore political, social, economic and cultural developments in Irish history from the Home Rule crisis to the present day with a particular focus on military matters, including the history of the Defence Forces and on the evolution of Irish foreign policy. We welcome proposals for papers that address any of these topics and encourage contributions from academia and also from within the Defence Forces and from Veterans groups.

Selected papers (c.3000 words) will be published in an expanded edition of the annual Defence Forces Review, copies of which will be available in traditional format and also online via the Defence Forces website. Those wishing to contribute to this publication must submit their completed paper (c.3000 words) to the conference organisers by 30 June 2016.

Organisers: Prof. Eunan O’Halpin (Trinity College Dublin), Dr Ian Speller (Maynooth University) & Colonel David Dignam (Military College).

Abstracts (250 words) for 20 minute papers should be accompanied by a brief CV and sent to Ian Speller at  by 31 March 2016. Please indicate whether you also intend to submit a full paper (c.3000 words) for publication in Defence Forces Review.


 For further details contact Dr Ian Speller. Tel +353(0)17083652. Email: .

Contact Info: 

Dr Ian Speller, Dept of History, Maynooth University, Maynooth, County Kildare Ireland

Tel. +353(0)17083652

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