November 2016

Conference Beyond 2016, Where now for Commemorations 1917-1922
Thursday 24th November 2016 at 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

2016-11-27 # CONFERENCE: BEYOND 2016 
WHERE NOW FOR COMMEMORATIONS: 1917-1922?‌Speakers: Johnston McMaster, Eamonn Deane, Cathy Higgins

Key events in the decade between 1912-1922 shaped the social, political and cultural landscape of Ireland today. Two of the key centennial anniversaries, the Rising and The Somme, have now passed. While the Rising and the Somme played significant roles in creating the foundational documents for North and South, there are upcoming anniversaries that need to be interrogated to understand the legacy of that time, which informs our lived experience in the present.

Johnston will reflect on the Rising and Somme commemorative events and explore key themes that have emerged; violence, democracy and the common good. Placing the decade within the wider context, he will explore upcoming commemorative events of the decade including the end of WW1, the Paris Peace Conference and the partition of Ireland.

Eamonn will apply his years of experience of working in the third sector to explore creative commemorating that can pave the way towards a creative and imaginative future.

Cathy will explore gender relations within the decade, the impact of
which is still being played out today in Ireland, North and South.

Admission free
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Lecture by Paul Louden-Brown, ‘The Loss of Britannic’
Thursday 17 November 2016, 7pm-8.30pm
Cultra Manor, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14) National Museums Northern Ireland ‌‌ ‌   ‌  

November 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic’s sister ship, Britannic. Paul Louden-Brown is an authority on the history of the White Star Line and was a consultant to James Cameron’s blockbuster film ‘Titanic’.

He is Project Manager on the diving and recovery operations on Britannic, so will bring that extra insight to a talk not to be missed.

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2016-11-17 # The Lost of Britannic‌‌

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“The 1916 centenaries, an opportune time for Reflection?”
14th November 2016, Belfast City Hall, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

2016-11-14 # The 1916 Cemtrmaries4 guest speakers and Chair @ Fellowship of Messines Association “Hedge School” event as part of the “Somme 100” Programme.

Speakers and Chair
Dr. Margaret Ward, Philip Orr, Padraig Yeates, Tom Hartley and Joe Bowers

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Dungannon in WW1
10 November 2016 from 6.30pm to 8.45pm
LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14) The Western Front - Logo v2 Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Subject : Dungannon in WW1

Speaker : Robert Butler

Venue : The Branch meets from 6.30pm to 8.45pm at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), 2 Titanic Boulevard, BELFAST, BT3 9HQ

Donation: We ask for £4 to help support our activities as we have no other source of income

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2016-02-11 # Antrim and Down WFA 2016 branch programme

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Training Kitchener’s
New Army in Ireland
Wednesday 9th November, 1:00 pm Queen’s University, Belfast
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Admission is free but please register at

Heather Montgomery will describe her archaeological investigations into the training of Kitchener's New Army in Ireland, 1914-1918. Bringing together historic evidence relating to British military training, the archaeological analysis of advances in 20th century warfare, and social and cultural elements of the period. She will draw on

She will draw on recent experience of an archaeological dig at Ballykinlar camp in Summer 2016. 

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2016-11-09 # Drama: Kitcheners Army‌‌

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When did the North Begin?
Monday 7th November, 1:00 pm Queen’s University, Belfast
‌‌LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14) HistoryHubUlster  ‌  

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Dr Marie Coleman will look how the experience of commemorating the centenaries of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme can inform forthcoming contentious historical commemorations this island.

The centenary of partition and the partial break-up of the UK will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Troubles and will take place against the backdrop of 'Brexit' and the Scottish independence question.

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2016-11-07 # When Did the North Begin‌‌‌

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Connected Communities Website
New Look Coming Soon

2016-11-11 # Connected Communities Website - New Look Coming Soon‌We are relaunching the Connected Communities website with a new look in the next few weeks and it is a great opportunity to make sure that everything is up to date and to encourage all of the projects to use the website as a promotional tool. We will not only feature your news, events and resources on the website but we will also share them with our large number of social media followers (over 2300 on Twitter, 200 on Facebook and a growing number on Instagram) and the AHRC press office.

We therefore ask that you send us:
• Any recent resources, publications and films/artwork
• Details of upcoming events
• Any relevant news - eg. new funding, recruitment, event coverage.
• Ideas for blog pieces that you would be happy to write for us

The project is part of the Connected Communities Programme, find out more here: connected-communities

Please do also follow us on social media and use #ahrccc when you post!

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Remembering 1916
Lecture: Dr Nuala Johnson, “Ireland, the Great War and the Spaces of Remembrance”
2 November 2016 from 1.00pm to 2.00pm at Ulster Museum - FREE
LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14)  National Museums Northern Ireland 1914ORG - First World War Centenary   Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)- Black  

Free Lunchtime Lecture: Dr Nuala Johnson, “Ireland, the Great War and the Spaces of Remembrance”

Wednesday 2 November

Time 1pm – 2pm

Free (Booking essential)

Lecture Theatre, Ulster Museum

This lecture will focus on the commemoration of the Great War in Ireland. It will explore the complex relationship between social memory and space in the representation of the war. In addition, it will consider how Irish efforts to collectively remember the Great War were constantly in dialogue with issues surrounding the national question, and the memorials themselves bore witness to these tensions and ambiguities.

Nuala Johnson is a historical geographer based at Queen’s University, Belfast.  Her research interests include the relationships between identity politics and representation. Cambridge University Press published her book, Ireland, the Great War and the Geography Remembrance, in 2003.

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2016 - Various Event - Remembering 1916 NMNI‌‌‌

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Exhibition: Ecrivains dans la Grande Guerre (Writers in the Great War) at the Historial, Museum of the Great War
June to November 2016
 The Somme Centenary 2014-2016

2016-06-01 to 2016-11-01 # PeronneEven before the beginning of the war and the very first day of battle, writers had taken up their pens to describe their surroundings, their feelings and experiences; to relate, understand, bear witness, exorcise or justify what they were seeing. These writers, enlisted in war and dedicated to writing, shared their experiences with thousands of other soldiers, but better than anyone else, these men could describe them to the world. Through this exhibition, which includes theatrical or artistic performances, the public will be invited to discover the history of these writers, and also put pen to paper themselves to bring themselves a little closer to the authors of the Great War.

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Invitation from History Hub Ulster
The First Keith Jeffery Memorial Lecture
Tuesday 29th November 8pm
Elmwood Hall Queen’s University, Belfast
Admission free
LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14) HistoryHubUlster  ‌

Professor Margaret MacMillan is the Warden of St Antony’s College and a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford. Her books include Women of the Raj (1988, 2007); Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World (2001); and Nixon in China: Six Days that Changed World (2007); The Uses and Abuses of History; The War
That Ended Peace (2013). Her most recent book is History’s People, published in February 2016. In memory of Professor Keith Jeffery who died early this year, remembered in the Guardian as ‘an affable and warm-hearted
historian’. Keith completed his last major work ‘1916: A Global History’ the year before he died. A major influence on his many students first at Ulster and then at Queen’s University, this special event will reflect Keith’s special interest in the First World War and Ireland.




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Remember and Reflect, 8 October 2016
Portico of Ards 11:00am - 4:00pm
LivingLegacies 1914-18 Logo (Aug14) ‌ ‌The Portico of Ards Ards and North Down  National Lottery Heritage ‌  

Remember and Reflect, Upper Ards Commemorates the First World War.

• Bring your WWI objects, tell your WWI stories

• See yourself at the Front Line

• Learn more about the local soldiers who fought

• Get the tools you need to explore your family history

• Talk to re-enactors about the life of a soldier

• Watch film footage and listen to music from the time period.

For more information visit Ards and North Down Borough Council or The Portico of Ards

2016-10-08 # Remember and Reflect Portico‌‌

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