The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime

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National University of Ireland, Galway
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Keynote address: Robert Fisk (seven times world journalist of the year and author of In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the price of neutrality, 1939-45)

In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, NUI Galway will host a conference exploring the political, social and cultural dynamics of Ireland in wartime. Papers are invited on themes that include, but are not limited to

international relations & diplomacy
volunteering & military service
security, intelligence & espionage
regional variations (including Northern Ireland) & local experiences
personal & organisational profiles
everyday life
the wider cost of neutrality
the wartime diaspora
intellectual & literary discourses
class & gender
the economy

Towards locating wartime Ireland within a wider bloc of neutral powers, proposals that examine "The Emergency" through the lens of comparative and/or transnational history are especially welcome. This conference is open to all disciplines, whilst postgraduates and early career academics are particularly encouraged to contribute.

This conference is supported by the NUI Galway Millennium Fund, the College of Arts, Social Sciences Celtic Studies, and the Department of History.