Irish Studies International Lecture
15 May 2014 5:00PM - 15 May 2014 6:30PM
Prof Rob Savage (Boston College), '"The Troubles" in London in the 1970s'
In 1973 the IRA brought the violence of ‘the Troubles’ to England beginning a vicious campaign of terror that witnessed over five hundred recorded incidents over a twenty-five year period. One hundred and fifteen people were killed and over two thousand injured by bombs that exploded in a variety of public places including, parks, railway stations, city streets and crowded pubs. In response Parliament passed draconian legislation intended to help the authorities defeat the IRA. Rules were bent, mistakes were made and the civil rights of individuals were violated as the authorities came under tremendous pressure to apprehend those responsible for the carnage. Throughout this period the methods and tactics of Scotland Yard’s Special Branch came under scrutiny by civil rights advocates including the National Council for Civil Liberties. Although critics of the police challenged the authorities, their voices were drowned out by demands by politicians and the public for swift and severe action to reign in the terrorism that had come to the mainland. This paper will address how British authorities made critical compromises that in the end betrayed basic human rights to citizens of the United Kingdom.
: Elmwood Lecture Theatre, ELTC
J.C. Beckett Memorial Lecture
22 May 2014 8:00PM - 22 May 2014 9:00PM
: J.C. Beckett Memorial Lecture (Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies)
Professor Jacqueline Hill (NUI Maynooth)
With speak on 'The significance of oaths in 18th-century Ireland'
: Lanyon Building/01/052, QUB
The Wiles Lectures 2014
28 May 2014 4:00PM - 31 May 2014 12:00PM
: The Wiles Lectures for 2014 will be delivered by Professor Rana Mitter on 28-31 May 2014.
Professor Mitter's Wiles lectures will be given on the theme: 'Fighting fate: wartime society and the making of modern China, 1937-1945'.
The series will begin with a tea reception in the Great Hall at 4pm on 28 May, followed by the first lecture at 5pm in the PFC. Lectures 2 and 3 are on 29 and 30 May at 5pm, lecture 4 at 11am on 31 May, all in PFC.
: Peter Froggatt Centre
: These are public lectures open to all.
Irish Urban Spaces in Nineteenth-Century
26 Jun 2014 9:00AM - 27 Jun 2014 5:01AM
: This Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland will take a broad interdisciplinary look at urban spaces in nineteenth-century Ireland.
: to be confirmed
: Please register via the website