The Cause of Labour: 1913 and Beyond

University College Cork, 1-2 March 2013

The Cause of Labour Conference Poster

 

Friday, 1 March  
8.50am

Opening Remarks 

Gabriel Doherty, School of History, UCC

 

Session 1: Irish Labour: The External Response

Aras na Laoi G 18 

9am

From shamrock to pit prop: industrial unrest, independence and the Irish embrace of the labour movement in South Wales, 1913-1922

Daryl Leeworthy, Oriel College, Oxford University 

9.25am

Scottish responses to the 1913 Lock-out and the 1916 Easter Rising

Chloe Ross, Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen

9.50am

'The greatest campaign?' The British Labour party and ireland in 1921

Ben Bray, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University 

10.15am Coffee Break
10.40am

'Real Irish patriots would scorn the likes of you.' Larkin and irish-America

Alan Noonan, School of History, University College Cork 

11.05am

Irish American nationalists and the 1913 Dublin Lockout: the diasporic response 

David Brundage, University of California 

11.30am Break
 

Session 2A: Labour annd Women

Aras na Laoi G 18 

11.40am

Revolutions in the everyday: Irish feminism and the reinvention of revolutionary socialism in Ireland, 1912-23

Liz Kyte, Women's Studies, University College Cork 

12.05pm

Women workers: from Lockout to Civil War 

Teresa Moriarty, irish Labour History Society

12.30am 'Growing up poor': Working-class women and family life during the revolution, 1912-23
 

Session 2B: Labour and the land

O'Rahilly Building G 38 

11.40am

Fighting over the Kingdom's sod: the persistence of land agitation in Kerry

Richard McElligott, School of History and Archives, Universiy College Dublin

12.05

Practical socialism implemeted by non-Socialists? Soviets and land seizures in revolutionary Ireland, 1918-23

Oliver Coquelin, Centre for Breton and Celtic Studies, University of Rennes 2

12.55pm

Lunch Break

 

Section 3A: Labour and the regions

Aras na Laoi G 18

2pm

Seeing Red: The provincial press reading of the 1913 strike and lockout

Peter Hession, Peterhouse College, Cambridge University

2.25pm

Labour and Clonmel

Sean O'Donnell, retired Deputy Principal, Rockwell College

2.50pm

The regional food committees

John Borgonovo, School of History, University College Cork

 

Section 3B: Labour and Dublin

O'Rahilly Building G 38

2pm

Socialism from God, in Ireland, and for the Irish: the 'Irish Worker' and  Dublin working class culture

Leah Hunnewell, School of History, Trinity College Dublin

2.25pm

The legacy of the Lockout: lessons from oral history

Mary Muldowney and Ida Milne, Directors of the Oral History Network of Ireland 

2.50pm

The 'Irish Worker'  and sport in Dublin

David Toms, School of History, University College Cork 

 3.15pm  Coffee Break
 

Session 4A: The Lockout: before and after

Aras na Laoi G 18

 3.30pm

 Labour before the Lockout: Larkinism and progressive trade unionism in ITUC

Aidrian Grant, Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway

 3.55pm

Prelude to 1913: the 1909 Cork lockout

Luke Dineen, School of History, University College Cork 

 4.20pm

 Irish railwaymen in peace and war - the changing face of railway industrial relations 1911-1916

Peter Rigney, Industrial Officer, ICTU

 4.45pm

 From the Lock-out ot World War Two: British socialists and communistts facing the revolutionary decade

Adria Llacuna, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona 

 

 Session 4B: Must Labour wait? 

O'Rahilly Building G 38

 3.30pm

 Labour and the 1918 conscription crisis

Fiona Devoy-McAuliffe, School of History, University College Cork

3.55pm

The Labour Party in the Irish Civil War

Georgine Althouse, School of History, Trinity College Dublin

4.20pm

How the Dublin Lockout helped teach Irish labour to wait

D.R. O'Connor-Lysaght, Irish Labour History Society 

5.15pm 

Dinner

7.15pm 

Official Conference Opening  and Launch of University College Cork Multitext Project on the Lockout

Boole IV Lecture Theatre 

7.15pm 

The cause of Labour: 1913 and beyond

Padraig Yeates, 1913 Committee

 

Saturday, 2 March   
9.15am

The Lord and Labour: clerical responses to the workers question

Paul Maguire, School of Hisotry, Dublin City University

9.40am

Archbishop Walsh, the Dublin diocese and the 1913 Lockout

Fr Thomas J. Morrissey, SJ

10.30am Coffee Break
10.45am The labour plays of Andrew Patrick Wilson, 1912-14
11.10am

Labour in Irish literature 

Michael Pierse, Reasearh Fellow, Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen's University Belfast

12pm Break
12.05pm

The 'Decade of Centenaries' - a a catastrophe for northern labour

John Gray, Independent social historian 

1pm Lunch 
2.10pm

James Connolly and the cause of labour

Kieran Allen, School of Sociology, University College Dublin

3pm

Labour in irish history: James Connolly and Irish historiography 

Fintan Lane, Independant scholar

3.50pm Coffee Break
4.05pm

The Soviets in Ireland 

Conor Kostick, School of Hisotry and Humaninities, Trinity College Dubin

4.55pm Break
5pm

Larkin and Larkinism

Emmet O'Connor, School of English and History, University of Ulster

6pm

Closing Remarks 

Donal O Disceoil, School of History, University College Cork

 

Please click here to download a PDF version of the Conference Programme (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader XI or equivalent) The Cause of Labour Conference Programme (120kB)

 

Conference organised by the School of History University College Cork, with assistance from the Research Fund, School of History, University College Cork.

For further information please telephone 021-4902783, email g.doherty@ucc.ie, or 021 4903048, D.ODriscoll@ucc.ie.

Please address any correspondence to: ‘1913/Labour conference’, School of History, University College Cork.

Conference web site http://www.ucc.ie/en/history/labourconference.html

Organisers: Gabriel Doherty, Donal Ó Drisceoil, School of History, University College Cork.

 

The conference is dedicated to the memory of the prominent trade union activist and pioneer of labour history in Ireland, Donal Nevin.

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