The First World War broke out at a time when the university was still in its infancy. In total, 116 students joined up during the war. At the time, the university had an enrolment of around 700 students, of whom 500 were eligible for service. This was by no means an insignificant absence in the corridors of Earlsfort Terrace. Read 'The UCD War List and Roll of Honour, an Armistice Centenary' by Dr Conor Mulvagh. Read More
In October 2017 David Rieff visited Queen's University Belfast to speak about his book 'In Praise of Forgetting, Historical Memory and its Ironies'. The talk was jointly organised by the Belfast International Arts Festival and 'Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23', an AHRC-funded project led by Dr Marie Coleman and Dr Dominic Bryan at Queen's.
Justin Dolan Stover is Assistant Professor of transnational European history at Idaho State University. As part of the AHRC-funded project: 'Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23', Stover gave a paper in QUB in October 2017. The paper - Toward an Environmental History of the Irish Revolution - is now available to podcast.