Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class, Moore Institute, NUI Galway Inaugural conference

Venue
Arts Humanities and Social Science Research Building, room G010 and G011

Date & Time
21st November, 2013 @ 09:00:00

Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour & Class

Moore Institute, NUI Galway

Inaugural conference

Arts Humanities and Social Science Reserach Building (new extension)

21-22 November 2013

Round One: THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 9.00 – 10.30

Panel 1: Irish working life and politics: (i) Primitive rebels

Gary Hussey (NUI Galway), ‘Agrarian secret societies and a moral economy: the case of the Threshers’

Maura Cronin (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick) ‘Sawyers and vitriol-throwing in 1830s Cork’

John Cunningham (NUI Galway), ‘The working class revolt of September 1846’

Panel 2: Migrants and transnational labour – Session supported by the MA in Culture and Colonialism, NUI Galway

Kathy Powell (NUI Galway), ‘Mobile labour and violence’

Eilis Ward (NUI Galway), ‘Migrants or Victims? Debating Prostitution Law Reform in Ireland’

Margaret Brehony (NUI Galway), ‘Free Labour and Whitening the Nation: Irish Migrants in Colonial Cuba’

Panel 3: Workers’ art

James Curry (NUI Galway), ‘“An inspiration to all who gaze upon it?” The James Larkin monument on Dublin’s O’Connell Street’

Katy Milligan (TCD), ‘“Artist of the workers”: poverty and politics in the art of Harry Kernoff’

Jean Walker (NUI Maynooth), ‘“Plain and fancy workers”: women knitters and identity in Ireland’s nineteenth and twentieth century’

Round Two, THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 10.50 – 12.20:

Panel 1: Irish working life and politics: (ii) c. 1850-1900

Laurence Marley, (NUI Galway), 'Georgeite radicals in late nineteenth-century Belfast'

John McGrath (MIC), ‘Organised labour in 19th century Limerick: violence and the struggle for legitimacy’

Brian Casey (Clonfert archivist), ‘Matt Harris and the cause of labourers during the Land War’

Panel 2: Causes and Campaigns in the Roaring Twenties

Niall Whelehan (University of Edinburgh), ‘Sacco and Vanzetti and Ireland’

Mark Phelan (NUI Galway), ‘“Strike breaking, union breaking, intolerance and bigotry”: Irish labour and Italian Fascism in the 1920s’

Gerard Watts (NUI Galway), ‘The battle for Liberty Hall, 1923-24’

Panel 3: Mobility and the intelligentsia

Tomás Finn (NUI Galway), ‘The influence of intellectuals in Ireland, 1940-80’

Mary Marmion (UCD), ‘From the land of bulrush and bog to the garden party at the Palace: The role of women in the emerging middle class, 1850-1970’

James O’Donnell (NUI Galway), ‘A Class of News: an all-Ireland managerial class in Irish newspapers c.1912-1939’


Round Three: THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 1.30 – 3.00

Panel 1: Irish working life and politics: (iii) 1900-1950

Donal O'Drisceoil (UCC), ‘Sex & socialism: the class politics of immorality in early 20th century Ireland’
Niamh Puirséil , 'The Labourers' Party: class & politics in early 20th century'
Adrian Grant (Univ. Ulster), 'Radicals: the Irish working class, republicanism and the radical left, c.1900-1939'

Panel 2: Youth, class, and culture

Donal Fallon (UCD), ‘“Quick witted urchins”: Dublin’s newsboys, 1900-25’

Jonathon Hannon (NUI Galway), ‘Class, culture and John Cooper Clarke'

Julie McGrath (MIC), ‘Sir Edward De Vere and William O’Brien’

Paddy McMenamin, (NUI Galway), ‘What would James Connolly have made of it all'? Youth & class in late 1960s Belfast,

Panel 3: Class houses

Thomas Murray (UCD), ‘Ireland’s rebel cities: the untold history of an island’s Housing Action Committees’

Michael Dwyer (UCC), ‘Abandoned by God and the Corporation: The anti-slum campaign in Cork city, 1913-1930’

Padraic Kenna (NUI Galway), Historical overview of the development of the Irish housing system

Round Four: THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 3.15 – 4.40

Panel 1: Biographies

Gerard Madden (NUI Galway), ‘Bishop Browne of Galway and anti-communism, 1937-1976’

John Kehoe (TCD), 'Garda Memoirs: autobiographical writing and occupational identity'

Maeve Casserly (TCD), ‘Rosie Hackett: bridging the divide’

Gerri O’Neill (Mater Dei), ‘The Deportation of James Gralton – de Valera and the 1933 Red Scare’

Panel 2: Religion and class politics

Dan Finn (New Left Review), ‘Irish Republicans and the Protestant working class, 1968-1998’

Tony Varley (NUI Galway), 'Bobby Burke, Christian Socialism and class politics in post-independence Ireland

Matthew Collins (Univ. Ulster), ‘“Scourge of the bigot and Tory”: The life and times of Jack Beattie’

Panel 3: 1913 and all that

Leo Keohane ((NUI Galway), ‘“Labour in Irish History”: a text in support of a Sorel type Syndicalism?’

Leah Hunnewell (TCD), ‘Irish working class struggle & postmillennial rhetoric 1911-16: a transatlantic perspective’

Meredith Meagher (Univ. of Notre Dame), ‘Ireland & American Labour: an international perspective on Lockout’

John O’Donovan (UCC) Canon Sheehan and Connolly: Labour, Nationality and Religion in Ireland 1910 – 1913