[UPDATE] The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime

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National University of Ireland, Galway
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The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime
Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014
National University of Ireland, Galway

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.

Please send proposals to Mark Phelan, at mark.phelan@nuigalway.ie, or Sean O Duibhir, at s.oduibhir1@nuigalway.ie. Proposals should be 200-300 words. Deadline for receipt of proposals: 11 April 2014.


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