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CFP: International Conference on 1916 in Global Context: Connections and Comparisons

CFP-deadline 1 December 2015

News from Oct 16, 2015

National University of Ireland, Galway Thursday, 16 June - Friday, 17 June 2016

The purpose of this conference is to explore the significance of Ireland’s Easter Rising and other revolutionary events in the year 1916 in the context of growing challenges to the global imperial system. Our aim is to test the hypothesis that the Irish revolutionary generation was embedded in a range of global transnational networks and that the Rising itself has parallels with other revolutionary events around the world in 1916. The Easter Rising took place during a period of global revolutionary transformations that are often overshadowed by the 1917 Russian Revolution. These include the Mexican Revolution, the Arab Revolt, the Basmachi Revolt, as well as street protests and food riots in European cities.

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers focusing on revolutionary events in 1916, especially with regard to the following themes:

  • Links between the Irish revolutionary generation and international feminist, socialist, anarcho-syndicalist, pacifist and Catholic/Protestant networks
  • Reception of the Easter Rising in other parts of the world
  • Revolutionary developments in southeastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian sub-continent, East Asia, Australasia and the Pacific, and Mexico
  • Revolutionary templates and strategies along with civilian responses
  • Urban revolutionary activity

Prospective participants should send a paper title and a 300-word abstract, accompanied by a one-page c.v. to enrico.dallago@nuigalway.ie by the deadline of 1 December 2015. They will be notified of acceptance by 18 December 2015. Participants will be provided with meals during the conference.

For more information, please refer to: http://www.firstworldwarstudies.org/blog/post.php?s=2015-10-06-cfp-1916-in-global-context-connections-and-comparisons

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