Conferences

Ireland and the First World War

Ireland and the First World War

 

 

Boole I Lecture Theatre, University College Cork

Wednesday 6th May 2015

9.00am

Opening remarks

            Gabriel Doherty, School of History, University College Cork

 

9.10am

The Royal Navy’s reaction to submarine warfare

            Dr Duncan Redford, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

 

9.55am

The sinking of the Lusitania: the local relief effort

            Michael Martin, author of RMS Lusitania: it wasn’t and it didn’t

 

10.40am

Coffee break

 

11.00am

The response in Liverpool

            Dr Bryce Evans, Department of History, Liverpool Hope University

 

11.45pm

Contingency, service, loss and reparation: Cunard's war

            Dr Steve Cobb, independent scholar

 

12.30pm

Lunch break

 

1.50pm

The Lusitania: the personal stories

            Peter Kelly, http://www.lusitania.net/

 

2.35pm

The sinking of the Lusitania and the propaganda war

            Ann Murray, Department of Art History, University College Cork

 

3.20pm

Coffee break

 

3.35pm

Warship or passenger ship? The origins of the Lusitania revisited

            Matthew Seligmann, Department of Politics, History and Law, Brunel University

 

4.20pm

The sinking of the Lusitania: the French dimension

            Professor Grace Neville, School of Languages, University College Cork

 

5.05pm

Break

 

5.15pm

The American response to the sinking of the Lusitania

            Speaker TBC

 

6.00pm

Closing remarks

            Professor David Ryan, School of History, University College Cork

 

Conference organised by the School of History University College Cork, with assistance from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork

For further information please telephone 021-4902783, email g.doherty@ucc.ie. Please address any correspondence to: ‘Lusitania conference’, School of History, University College Cork. 

Organiser: Gabriel Doherty, School of History, University College Cork.

LUSITANIA AND THE WAR AT SEA (214kB)

 

The event is free to all who wish to attend, and members of both the UCC community and the general public are, of course, very welcome.

Details of the programme of events that will be held along the coast on Thursday 7th may (the exact centenary of the sinking) can be found at: http://visitcorkcounty.com/lusitania100cork/

 

  

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