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Hidden Histories: Revisiting the Spirit of 1913

The Little Museum of Dublin
15 St Stephen's Green
Thursday, 3 October 2013

Session One: Setting the Context
9:30 - 11:00
Chair: Paul Gillespie

Myrtle Hill: What did Women Want? Female Activism in a Decade of Disruption
Paddy Smyth:  Title TBC
John Cunningham: ‘The workers are getting an insolent manner of late’: Labour in the West, c 1913
Peter Collins: The Dublin Lockout – The View from the North

Coffee Break



 ‘Living the Lockout’ performed by Laura Murray


Session Two: Positions and Personas
11:30 - 1:00
Chair: Bronagh Hinds

Ida Milne: Lockout 1913: Public Events, Private Lives
Margaret Ward: Militant militants: Hanna and Frank Sheehy Skeffington and the Cause of Women and the Cause of Labour
Angelina Cox: Rosie Hackett: The Rediscovery of a Forgotten History
Felix Larkin: Hidden Lives of William Martin Murphy


Lunch and Tour of Little Museum

Session Three: Reflections on Commemoration
14:00 - 15:30
Chair: John Coakley

Keynote Speaker: Joan Burton, TD – Minister for Social Protection
Padraig Yeates: Commemorating Whose Past – And for What?
Jack O’Connor: Reflections on the Contemporary Context
Theresa Moriarty: Fighting Forgetting 

Closing Remarks 15:30

For biographies on participants please click here


IBIS is grateful to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the funding of this conference