Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

The Irish in the Australian Forces in World War I

Professor Jeff Kildea (2014 Chair of Australian History, UC) will deliver a paper on the Irish serving in the Australian Forces in World War I

Jeff Kildea is the 2014 Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at UCD. His publications include Tearing the Fabric: Sectarianism in Australia 1910-1925 (Citadel Books, 2002), Anzacs and Ireland (Cork UP and UNSW Press, 2007), Wartime Australians: Billy Hughes (Department of Veterans’ Affairs, 2008) and numerous articles on the history of the Irish in Australia. He is currently directing the Irish Anzacs Project, which, with funding from the Irish government’s Emigrant Support Programme, aims to build and make available to researchers and the public a database of the approximately 6,500 Irish-born members of the Australian Imperial Force who served in the First World War. Since 2012 he has been an adjunct fellow at the Global Irish Studies Centre, UNSW. The seminar will be held in the Seminar Room, Tyrconnell, at 12noon, on Monday 1st December. Tyronnell is located on Perrot Avenue, leading to Hayfield Manor. The building is at the corner of the cul-de-sac immediately before the entrance to Hayfield Manor.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 12noon
Location: Seminar Room, Tyrconnell Building, Perrott Avenue
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Diarmuid Scully

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