This major labour history conference, part of the Government of Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries programme, features sixty scholars who will scrutinise the interplay between labour, gender, and class during the revolutionary period. At the core of the conference, five expert panels will discuss contentious questions: the role of trade unionists in the revolutionary events; the impact of the struggle on the lives of women; the existential challenges presented by sectarian polarisation in the North-East; and the competing ideologies in the labour milieu. Equally important are eleven spotlight panels, featuring original research from established and emerging scholars and shedding particular light on the regional experience. The programme also includes an innovative play-writing workshop, theatrical presentations, and a History Ireland hedge-school.
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