Online course: Irish History

Dr Patrick Murphy delivers a 6-part online course in Irish History for University of Liverpool Continuing Education, Tues 13 October 2020 – Tues 23 March 2021. All sessions run 7-9pm.

Irish Freedom: From Home Rule to Free State. Six online lectures to mark the centenary of Ireland’s independence

Host: University of Liverpool Continuing Education

Ireland is marking the 100th anniversary of Irish independence by a ‘Decade of Centenaries’ from 1913 to 1923. At the beginning of this decade there was overwhelming support for Home Rule – Irish self-government within the United Kingdom – but very little for a republic. Yet within  a few years there was a complete transformation which led to Ireland’s break with the UK. These six lectures and discussions will explain why this happened and why it has had such profound consequences, not only for Ireland but also for the United Kingdom.

  1. Tuesday 13 October 2020 7 -9pm

The Undoing of Irish Constitutional Nationalism:  The Home Rule Crisis and the Great War – 1914-1916.

2) Tuesday 3 November 2020 7-9pm

‘All changed, changed utterly’: The Easter Rising  and the Triumph of Defeat

3) Tuesday 1 December 7-9pm

‘The Banner that Flies Nearest the Sky’: The Irish Republic and the Death of Home Rule – 1916-1918.

4) Tuesday 2 February 2021 7-9 pm

‘The Freedom to Achieve Freedom’: The War of Independence and the Anglo-Irish Treaty – 1919—1921

5) Tuesday 2 March 2021 7-9pm

The Unfinished Revolution: Civil War, the Eclipse of Social Radicalism and the Irish Free State – 1922-1924

6) Tuesday 23 March 2021 7-9pm

‘A Temporary Exclusion’: Partition, Sectarianism and the Northern Ireland State.,

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