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Clár 2017 Programme
2017 Annual Conference Programme
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Friday, 24 February


1900       Fáiltiú/Reception in Long Room Hub (TCD)



Saturday, 25 February


0830-0900      Registration


0900-1045      Session 1 of Panels (105 mins)


1045-1115      Tea & Coffee


1115-1300       Session 2 of Panels (105 mins)


1300-1400       Lunch, in Ideas' Space (60 mins)


1400-1500      Keynote speech by Dr Catríona Crowe; Niall Hoey Lecture Theatre


1500-1515      Tea & Coffee


1515-1630       Session 3 of Panels (75 mins)


1645-1800       Session 4 of Panels (75 mins)


1900                Conference Dinner in KC Peaches Wine Cave







Session 1 09:00-10:15


Panel 1: Revolutionary Ireland

Áit: 3071 (Arts Block)

Chair: Dr Anne Dolan (TCD)

  • Thomas Tormey: The War of Independence in Roscommon (TCD)
  • Maria Clara de Lima Mendes: The War of the Words: The use of
    alternative Media in Dublin during the Irish Civil War (TCD)
  • Cían O’Néill: ‘Robbing at the point of a gun as an alternative to decent
    work’: Examining armed robbery in Dublin during the Civil War (TCD)
  • Gerard Hanley: ‘They never dared say “boo” while the British were
    here’: The 1922 Postal Strike. (DCU)


Panel 2: Sex, Contraception and Marriage

Áit: 3071 (Arts Block)

Chair: Dr Sarah Anne Buckley (NUIG)

  • Shannon Devlin (QUB): Siblings, courtship and marriage in 19th century Ulster
  • Robert Flately (Ind Scholar): Embracing or resisting modernity?
  • Examining the re-framing of contraceptive discourses in Post-Independence Ireland
  • Lorraine Grimes(NUIG): ‘A Ticket to London is a ticket to Hell’: Irish Unmarried Mothers in London 1926- 1967


Panel 3: International Politics and Society

Áit: 3051 (Arts Block)
Chair: Dr. Katja Bruisch (TCD)

  • Mario Petoshati (TCD): ‘This I Cannot Forget’: The Extent of the Ideological Divide between the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and Stalin’s Revolution of the 1930s
  • Gerard Madden (NUIG): Irish Catholic anti-communism, the Cold War, and the Irish Housewives’ Association.
  • Annika Stendebach (Mainz): ‘Scoundrels or the Scapegoats of the Nation?’: The “Teddy Boys” in Ireland and their Media Portrayal in Comparison to the “Halbstarke” in Germany.
  • Fiona McKelvey (Ulster): ‘Tension and reconciliation’: The Thatcher-
    FitzGerald dynamic, 1983-1985


Panel 4: Art in History

Áit: 4050A (Arts Block)

Chair: Dr. Ciaran O’Neill (TCD)

  • Bill Shortall (TCD): Art as propaganda in the emerging Irish Free State
  • Alexander Kelleher (TCD): Should historical film be considered “real history”?
  • Matthew Jackson (QUB): Tearing Down the Glass Curtain? Representations of the Troubles in Museums in Northern Ireland


Panel 5: Local History

Áit: Seminar Room (Hub)
Chair: Dr. Paul O’Brien (MIC)

  • Oliver Edward Roberts (UCC): The Cork Bells of Abel Rudhall
  • Derek Mulcahy (MIC): The evolution and impact of fife and drum bands in Limerick, from the 1830s to present time
  • Katelyn Hanna (Maynooth): ‘The Black North’: Donegal Town and its Divided People
  • Colin Tweel (LSE): How did living standards in Boston wards with a high proportion of Irish immigrants in 1858 evolve from 1858 to 1925?



Session 2 11:15-13:00


Panel 1:Writing and Teaching History

Áit: Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre (Hub)

Chair: Dr. Robert Armstrong (TCD)

  • Dmitri Glass (MIC): Passio Kiliani minor as a historical source
  • Alan McCarthy (UCC): Malleable Mick: Popular and Academic Biographical Representations of Michael Collins
  • Colm Mac Gearailt (TCD): Exams and Irish history: Intermediate Certificate history and gauging the official historical narrative, 1926-68
  • Matt Molloy (TCD): Masculinity in Irish historiography: where can we go from here?


Panel 2: Transnational Connections

Áit: 3071 (Arts)

Chair: Dr. Kyle Hughes (University of Ulster)

  • Krysta Beggs-McCormick (Ulster): 'Economy, Abolition and the local Press’: Belfast and the American Civil War, 1858-1865
  • Florry O’Driscoll (NUIG): 'Pius IX, Abraham Lincoln, and Sitting Bull walk into a life: Little known transnational links between Ireland, Italy, and the United States in the 1860s
  • Liam O’Brien (UCC): “Air Control” or “Gunboat Diplomacy”? Locating the Antecedents of No-Fly Zones
  • Katelyn Carter (TCD): Across the Sea: Storytelling, Language, and
    Historical Tourism regarding the Irish in the Caribbean


Panel 3: Business and Personal Finance

Áit: Seminar Room (Hub)

Chair: Dr. Tim Murtagh (TCD)

  • Brendan Twomey (TCD): Jonathan Swift’s loans
  • Daniel McGurdy (Ulster): ‘Will the times be good?’: Financial Mutualism and the AOH, 1912-1918
  • Declan O’Brien (MIC): ‘When they’re alive they’re as good as gold, but when they’re dead they must be sold’: The Irish Beef Industry in the 1950s


Panel 4: Athletics, Associations and Fortune-Tellers

Áit: 4050A (Arts)

Chair: Dr. Marnie Hay (DCU)

  • Jodie Shevlin (Ulster): Irish fortune-tellers in the nineteenth and early twentieth century
  • Diarmuid Francis Bolger (TCD): ‘Speedy Wives will mean Breakfast Quicker’: Public reaction to women in mixed athletics in Ireland in 1934
  • Barry Shepard (QUB): 'The Genius of Our Common Philosophy?’: The 1930s of Muintir na Tire, the Catholic Land Association of Britain, and the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster
  • Jamie Canavan (NUIG): Irish Girl Guide and Girl Guides of Ulster Camps 1925-1950: Complex Spaces of Inculcation, Gender Negotiation, and Individual Recognition


Panel 5: Discrimination and Activism
Áit: 3051 (Arts)

Chair: Dr. Fionnuala Walsh (TCD)

  • Cormac Leonard (TCD): ‘...That I Will Well and Truly Interpret, and Explanation Make’: Interpreters and Deaf People in Irish Courts, 1816 - 1924
  • David Kilgannon (NUIG): ‘We had to do it, there was no one else’: the birth of Intellectual Disability Activism in Ireland, 1954-63
  • Seán Heron (QUB): History, Hegemony and Antagonism: How the hegemonic discourse in Northern Ireland made concessions to the Civil Rights Movement impossible
  • John Gibbons (NUIG): Gay Rights or Righteousness? Comparing forms of student activism in Queen’s University Belfast in the context of the Northern Ireland Gay Rights movement, 1974-1982



Session 3 15:15-16:30


Panel 1: 19th century advanced Irish nationalism

Áit: Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre (Hub)

Chair: Dr. Brian Hughes (Maynooth University)

  • David Higgins (TCD): Could Irish nationalists serve the British Empire without compromising their political beliefs?
  • James P. Bruce (Oxford): James Fintan Lalor’s ‘peculiar theories on the land question’
  • Jerome Devitt (TCD) ‘Last Line of Defence’: Special Constables and the 1867 Fenian Rising


Panel 2: Nursing and Medical Care

Áit: Ideas Space (Hub)
Chair: Dr. Carole Holohan (TCD)

  • Tanya Carey (MIC): Educating Student Nurses in Bedford Row Lyingin Hospital, 1884 – 1948
  • Elaine Surgue (UCC): Annie Smithson and the fight for Irish nurses’ and midwives’ working rights,1929-1942
  • Joyce Elena Ni Ghiobuin (Ind Scholar): ‘Caring connections’ at the end of life: The development of the modern hospice movement through the work of Dame Cicely Saunders (1967) and the Irish Sisters of Charity


Panel 3: Researching the individual

Áit: Seminar Room (Hub)

Chair: Dr. Kyle Hughes (Ulster)

  • Kristina Decker (UCC): ‘Sentiment and Memory’: Mary Delany's Autobiographic Writing
  • Colm Madden (NUIG): ‘The Diplomatic Soldier’: Michael MacWhite and the First of the Small Nations, 1919-23
  • Éamon McGrattan (TCD): ‘The Symbol as Symptom’: Kenneth Burker’s Early Years in 1920s Greenwich Village



Session 4 16:45-18:00


Panel 1: Medieval and Early Modern Ireland

Áit: Seminar Room (Hub)

Chair: Professor Terry Barry (TCD)

  • Catherine Bromhead (TCD): Early Medieval Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England: The Case for Comparative History and its validity in the field
    of Medieval Studies
  • James Greaney (TCD): ‘Magna Charta Hiberniæ’: Ancient Irish
    Constitutionalism Contested, c1640-c1660


Panel 2: 19th Century Bodies

Áit: Ideas Space (Hub)

Chair: Dr. Jennifer Redmond (Maynooth University)

  • Stuart Mathieson (QUB): ‘Science, falsely so called’: The extinction of the gentleman amateur, anti-Darwinism, and pseudoscience at the Victoria Institute, 1865-1903
  • Tríona Waters (MIC): The Connaught District Lunatic Asylum of Ballinasloe
  • Conor Heffernan (UCD): ‘From Bloom to Battle’: Tracing Ireland’s Early Physical Culture Movement


Panel 3: American History: A Survey
Áit: Neill Hoey Lecture Theatre (Hub)

Chair: Dr. Grainne McEvoy (TCD)

  • Leanne MacMullan (Ulster): ‘Notorious Rogues and Damned Rascals’: Indentured Servant Resistance in Colonial America
  • Gavin Maguire (NUIG): An Insight to and Analysis of the Birth and Development of the Modern Democratic Party in the United States
  • Jordan Markey (NUIG): Minority Mobilization and Enthusiasm for the First World War in the United States of America, 1917 - 1919.