On 15-18 June, University College Cork will host a national conference to mark the centenary of the Irish Civil War. Supported with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the four-day conference is one of the key events in the State's Decade of Centenaries Programme for 2022. You can watch a livestream of the sessions in UCC's beautiful Aula Maxima on Wednesday 15th and Saturday 18th of June. Scroll further down the page to view the Saturday live stream and full schedule of Saturday's events. You can view a livestream of Saturday's sessions in UCC's Boole 4 lecture theatre here.

Day 1: Wednesday 15 June 2022

The Aula Maxima

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Wednesday Morning Session 1 | 9:00 - 10:25

9:00: Conference Welcome

- Opening: Dr Helene O'Keeffe, Atlas of the Irish Revolution Projects, UCC

- Councillor Colm Kelleher, Lord Mayor of Cork City

- Dr Mervyn O'Driscoll, Head of the School of History, UCC9:30: Civil Wars and the Making of Europe's Twentieth-Century

- Professor Robert Gerwarth, Professor of Modern History at University College, Dublin and Director of the Centre for War Studies

- Session Chair: Prof Chris Williams, Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences, UCC

Wednesday Morning Session 2 | 11:00 - 13:25

Opening Address and Plenary Papers

11:00: Opening Address

- President University College Cork; Professor John O’Halloran

- An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD

11:30: 'The war in Spain’: European civil wars, 1917-47 through the prism of Spain

Professor Helen Graham, Professor of Spanish History, Royal Holloway, University of London

Session Chair: Dr Helena Buffery, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC

12:30: Civil War: Ancient Fears, Contemporary Realities

Dr Bill Kissane, Reader in Politics, London School of Economics

Session Chair: Dr John Borgonovo, School of History, UCC

Wednesday Afternoon Session 1 | 14:20 - 15:40

Panel A: The Irish Civil War and Global Comparisons

Chair: Nadia Dobrianska (University College London)

Slimane Hargas (University of Lorraine/Université Sorbonne Paris Nord): The outcome of the Algerian revolution and the spectre of the Irish Civil War

Niall Buckley (TCD): Navigating Empire, Free State and Republic: The Catholic Church and Legitimisation of Irish and Austrian Sovereignty 1918-1925

Dr Andy Bielenberg (UCC): Comparing the Ukrainian and Irish Civil Wars

Wednesday Afternoon Session 2 | 16:00 - 17:20

Panel C: The View from America

Chair: Dr Miriam Nyhan Grey (NYU)

Dr Michael Doorley (The Open University): Justice Daniel Cohalan and Irish America’s response to the Irish Civil War

Georgina Sweetnam (Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council): The Joseph McGrath Papers, 1920-1930

Des Dalton (Independent): Arms and ideology: Joe McGarrity, Clan na Gael and the ‘Treaty Split’ in Transatlantic Republicanism

Day 4: Saturday 18 June 2022

The Aula Maxima

Saturday Morning Session 1 | 9:30 - 10:40

Panel 1: Politics

Chair: Dr Theresa Reidy (UCC)

Dr Ciara Meehan (University Hertfordshire)

David McCullagh (RTE)

Prof Gary Murphy (DCU)

Saturday Morning Session 2 | 10:50 - 12:10

Panel 3: Trauma

Chair: Dr Sarah Anne Buckley (NUIG)

Prof Linda Connolly (Maynooth University)

Dr Síobhra Aiken (QUB)

Fergal Keane (BBC)

Saturday Afternoon Session 1 | 13:20 - 14:40

Panel 5: Partition

Chair: Dr Éamon Phoenix

Dr Adrian Grant (Ulster University)

Prof Charles Townshend (Keele University)

Dr Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid, (University Sheffield)

Saturday Afternoon Session 2 | 14:55 - 16:05

Panel 7: Disorder

Chair: Dr Donal O Drisceoil (UCC)

Dr Brian Hanley, (TCD)

Dr Gemma Clark (University of Exeter)

Dr Liam O'Callaghan (Liverpool Hope University)

Saturday Afternoon Session 3 | 16:10 - 17:20

Panel 9: Faith

Chair: Dr Ida Milne (Carlow College)

Dr Andy Bielenberg, (UCC)

Dr Dáithí Ó Corráin (DCU)

Dr Tricia Oakley Kessler (University of Cambridge/Herzog Centre TCD)

Gabriel Doherty (UCC)

Saturday Afternoon Session 2 | 17:20 - 17:30

Conference Close