7 October

Home Rule within the Empire: Internment camps during the Irish War of Independence, 1919-1921

Dr William Murphy (Mater Dei Institute of Education, DCU)

Dr Murphy's primary fields of research are the Irish revolutionary period and prison history. These interests are reflected in his published work and in the book, Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1910-1921. He also conducts research and publishes on other aspects of Irish political history in the nineteenth century and twentieth century.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

4 November

The Habsburg Occupation of Serbia in the First World War and Its Impact on Post-War Conflict in the Balkans

Dr Tamara Scheer (University of Vienna)

Dr Tamara Scheer is a lecturer at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna, Austria and since January 2010 Senior Assistant at the Faculty for Central European Studies at the Andrassy University Budapest, Hungary.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K114

25 November

War veterans in interwar Estonia, Latvia and Finland

Professor Andres Kasekamp (Tartu University)

Prof. Andres Kasekamp is Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute since its founding in 2000 and Professor of Baltic Politics at the University of Tartu since 2004. He graduated from the University of Toronto and gained his PhD at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at London University in 1996. From 2002-5 he was Editor of Journal of Baltic Studies. Currently, he also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Open Estonia Foundation.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

3 December

A Vanquished Nation: The Balkan Wars (1912-13) and the Shaping of the Ottoman Culture of Defeat

Dr Eyal Ginio (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Dr Eyal Ginio is a Senior Lecturer of Turkish Studies at the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received a Ph.D. degree from the Hebrew University in 1999. In 1999-2000 he received a Rothschild post-doctoral Fellowship, which he spent at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. From 2001-2003 he served as a Vice-Director of the Ben-Zvi Institute for the Research of Oriental Jewry. He conducts research on social history of the Ottoman Empire with a particular emphasis on 18th-century Salonica. He is currently working on a book manuscript on Ottoman society during the Balkan Wars.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

20 January

Imperialism: An idea of conquest through culture

Dr Flavio Sanza (UCD Visiting Researcher)

Dr Sanza obtained an MA in Roman Military History and PhD in Strategic Sciences from Turin University, Italy. His fields of research are Julius Caesar, the Roman Army, tactics and strategy in the ancient war, Roman Leadership and Imperialism. He was a visiting researcher in Radboud University (Nijmegen, Holland) and Ghent University (Belgium). At the present he is visiting the UCD School of Classics and works with Prof. Philip de Sousa on a project on Roman Imperialism.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

27 January

Portugal and its Colonial Empire in a World at War, 1914-1919

Dr Filipe Meneses (NUI Maynooth)

Filipe Meneses a graduate from Trinity College Dublin is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of History at NUI Maynooth. His main research is in contemporary Portuguese and Spanish history, as well as the First World War and its effects and diplomatic history in general. He has recently published a biography of Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, which is being translated into Portuguese. Filipe is currently involved in a number of projects designed to mark the first centenary of the Portuguese Republic and on a longer-term study of the decolonization of Southern Africa.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

10 February

Heroism in an Artillery War: British Understandings of Battlefield Courage, 1914 - 1918

Dr Edward Madigan (Trinity College Dublin)

Edward Madigan is a graduate of University College Dublin and Trinity College, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in 2007. His broad research interests include faith and identity in modern Britain, the British and Irish memory of the Great War, and British understandings of the wars of decolonisation.

In 2008, Dr Madigan was awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship by the IRCHSS. This project, which he continues to research as part of his current fellowship, focuses on British conceptions of courage and cowardice during the Great War. From 2008 to 2010 he acted as the Associate Director of the TCD Centre for War Studies (CWS), and in October 2010 he was appointed to a one-year CWS fellowship. Dr Madigan has published several articles on the European experience of war in the twentieth century. His first book, Faith Under Fire: Anglican Army Chaplains and the Great War, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in January 2011. 

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

18 February

The war which is not over yet. Discussions and controversies about the Second World War in Poland and East Central Europe

Professor Pawel Machcewicz (University of Warsaw)

Prof. Pawel Machcewicz is a professor of history at the University of Warsaw and holds an affiliation with the Institute of Political Studies in Warsaw. He was recently named the Polish Prime Minister's personal representative for the creation of a new World War II Museum in Gdansk. Machcewicz is the author of Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956 (2009) and a former Cold War International History Project Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

This lecture will be offered in cooperation with The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin, Ireland.

Time: 6:15pm

Venue: University College Dublin, Newman House, 85-86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

2 March

War after War: Armed anti-Soviet resistance in Lithuania

Professor Birute Burauskaite (Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania)

This event is sponsored by the Lithuanian Embassy in Dublin.

Time: 4:30 pm

Venue: K114

31 March

Germany's Defeat Reconsidered



Professor David Stevenson (London School of Economics)

Professor Stevenson's main fields of interests lie in international relations in Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; origins, course, and impact of the First World War. His publications include 1914-1918: the History of the First World War (Penguin Press, 2004) also published by Basic Books (New York) as Cataclysm: the First World War as Political Tragedy; and by Rizzoli (Milan) as La Grande Guerra: una Storia Globale. German edition with Patmos (Düsseldorf) coming in 2005; Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914 (Oxford University Press, 1996) Paperback edition, 1999; The First World War and International Politics (Oxford University Press, 1988) Paperback edition, 1991; French War Aims against Germany, 1914-1919 (Oxford University Press, 1982) (Edited with introduction), Vols 1-8, 17-21, and 3-35 of Europe, 1948-1914, Series F in Part I of British Documents on Foreign Affairs: Reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print (University Publications of America: Frederick, Maryland, 1987, 1990, 1991).

He is the recipient a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2004-5) for research on supply and logistics in 1914-1918.

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: Newman House, 85-86 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

1 April

The Diplomacy of Genocide: Britain and Allegations of Genocide in East Pakistan, 1971

Professor Dirk Moses (European University Institute)

Prof. Moses is a Ph.D. graduate of University of California, Berkeley and former Associate Professor at Sydney University, who was previously a research fellow at the University of Freiburg, where he worked on postwar German debates about the recent past, a project that has appeared as German Intellectuals and the Nazi Past (Cambridge, 2007). In 2004-2005, he was a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2007, he was a visiting fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 2008 an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow based at the Potsdam Center for Research into Contemporary History. His current research interests are in genocide studies, the United Nations, and imperial history, about which he has published a number of anthologies.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

6 April

The Transformation of Civil Wars, 1810-2010

Professor Stathis N. Kalyvas (Yale University) 

Prof. Stathis N. Kalyvas is the Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Director of the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence. He is the author of The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1996), and the co-editor of Order, Conflict & Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2008). His current research includes the dynamics of polarization and civil war, ethnic and non-ethnic violence, and the formation of cleavages and identities.

This seminar is jointly organised by the Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) and the UCD Centre for War Studies.

Time: 5:00pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre R, University College Dublin

14 April

Violence and the Restructuring of Eurasian Identities: 1917-1923 - Possible Frameworks of Comparative Analysis

Professor Aviel Roshwald (Georgetown University)

Prof. Aviel Roshwald has been on the faculty of Georgetown's Department of History since 1991. His interests include the comparative history of ethnic politics and nationalism in Europe and the Middle East, and the history of 19th- and 20th-century European international relations.

He received his PhD degree (1987) and a MA degree (1981) from Harvard University.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

5 May

A Drama of Humanity at Large: Latin America and the First World War -? First Approximations

Professor Stefan Rinke (Free University Berlin)

Stefan Rinke is Professor of Latin American History at the Free University Berlin. He is recipient of several major DFG-grants, including one for an international German-Mexican graduate school. He is the author of Geschichte Lateinamerikas: Von den frühesten Kulturen bis zur Gegenwart (Munich: Beck, 2010); Revolutionen in Lateinamerika. Wege in die Unabhängigkeit 1760-1830 (Munich: Beck 2010) and is currently working towards the publication of a new history of Latin America during the First World War.

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115

19 May

The French way of War? Conquest, Exploration and Knowledge in West Africa, 1897-1910

Professor Bertrand Taithe (University of Manchester)

Prof. Taithe currently works on the history of humanitarianism in the French colonial sphere. He began this work some four years ago in the form of programmatic articles exploring the early phases of French humanitarianism and the later phase (in the late twentieth century) of humanitarian medicine. This is explicitly a return to the field of the cultural history of medicine and war.

His research dwells on the history of humanitarianism in relation to military medicine, in particular colonial medicine and missionary medicine, in particular Catholic missionary work in the French empire broadly defined.  His particular areas of interest are: Algeria from 1860 until 1939; the Cameroon and in particular the work of Ad Lucem and Dr Aujoulat, the new forms of humanitarian medicine arising in the post-colonial context and for the later period Médecins Sans Frontières. 

Time: 4:30pm

Venue: K115