Call For Papers Labour, Gender, and Class In the Struggle for Irish Independence c.1918-24

NUI Galway, 7-9 November 2019

Proposals are invited for a major 3-day conference organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class (NUI Galway), under the auspices of the Irish Government’s Decades of Centenaries programme. We welcome proposals for individual 15-20 minute papers or for three person panels. We also encourage proposals for other formats,such as lightning panels, group presentations, posters, etc.
10 bursaries of up to €150 each are offered to assist contributors with conference expenses.
Proposals are invited on the following themes, but proposals on any topic relating to labour and the struggle for Irish independence, c. 1917-24, will be welcome.
•Class, Gender and Violence
•Key episodes from conscription strike to Belfast engineering strike to return of Larkin
•Diasporic labour and the Irish Struggle
•Belfast pogrom and Belfast boycott
•Rural labour and agriculture
•Trade union relationships with
Republicanism, Unionism, Constitutional
Nationalism, British Labour
•Localised labour struggles, 1917-24
•Women, labour and the struggle forindependence
•Labour and Dáil Éireann
•Labour ideologies
•Class and welfare under the emerging order
•Labour, nationality and religion
•Impact of international developments, suchas Russian revolution
Proposals should be submitted to by 29th August 2019