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Civil Wars in History
The Centre for War Studies, University College Dublin, in collaboration with the Society for the History of War, hosted Civil Wars in History, an online conference on the global history of civil wars (c. 1500-2000).
The conference was supported by the UCD School of History and the UCD Humanities Institute. It took place on 10/11 September 2021. Papers and panels covered a range of themed topics from the early modern period to the twentieth century.
Despite much scholarly attention to the widespread phenomenon of internal armed conflicts, comparative histories of civil wars remain a remarkably under-developed area of historical research, particularly for Europe in the modern period. The conference organisers sought to address this by considering the origins, forms, and consequences of civil wars across time and space, thereby bringing scholars from different disciplines (Sociology, Politics, History, and Literature) together.
Videos of Conference Keynotes
Conference keynotes by Stathis Kalyvas (Oxford), Penny Roberts (Warwick), David Appleby (Nottingham), and David Armitage (Harvard) are now available to watch (on Youtube) and to podcast (on Soundcloud, Apple, and Spotify).
The (Changing?) Logic of Civil Wars by Professor Stathis Kalyvas (Oxford)
Civil and Uncivil Wars in the Early Modern Period by Prof Penny Roberts (Warwick) and Dr. David J. Appleby (Nottingham)
Ideas of Civil Wars by Professor David Armitage (Harvard)
Videos of Conference Keynotes
Dr Mark Jones is Assistant Professor in Global History at University College Dublin. A specialist in the history of political violence, war, and revolution, his publications include ‘Founding Weimar. Violence and the German Revolution of 1918-19 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His latest book is ‘1923: The Forgotten Crisis in the Year of Hitler’s Coup’. This podcast ‘The murder of Walter Rathenau and the survival of Weimar democracy. Mark Jones on the year 1923’ is based on this latest book.
The first in-person meeting of the Military Welfare History Network took place in Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin on 7 July 2023. The event, which was co-ordinated by Dr Paul Huddie, comprised two keynotes and four panels, totalling 14 speakers. Conference keynotes by Dr Matthew Neufeld (University of Saskatchewan) and Dr Ke-Chin Hsia (Indiana University Bloomington) were recorded and are now available to podcast.
Afterlives – Grannies, Guns, and Archives: Tracing revolutionary and post revolutionary women’s lives
In June 2023 Professor Caitríona Beaumont (LSBU / UCD) joined UCD historians Dr Mary McAuliffe and Dr Fionnuala Walsh to record a podcast on a new project: AFTERLIVES.
The aim of the project is to uncover the afterlives and trace the life stories of lesser known activist women. As Beaumont explains, the inspiration for the project came from a surprising discovery.