Belfast Working Class History Group will host a number of lectures throughout February and March examining oppostion to the First World War in Ireland. Dates include:

5 February - Linen Hall Library - 7pm: Whose History? Commemorating the Great War in an age of Showck and Awe

12 February - Skainos Centre - 7pm: War and Revolutionary Upheavel in Europe

19 February - Whiterock Community Centre - 7pm: Ireland on the Dissecting Table: War, Empire, and the Threat of Partition in the North

26 February - Unite Hall, Belfast - 7pm: James Connolly, Labour and the Road to Easter Week

5 March - Colaiste Feirste - 7pm: Rebels and Renegades: Women and Opposition to the War in Ireland

12 March - 7pm - An Chulturlann - 7pm: Between Two Cultures: Imperialism, Rebellion and Language in the Revolutionary Period, 1914-18

19 March - 147 Trust/Duncairn Complex - 7pm: The Scramble for Empire: Asia and Africa in the Crosshairs

26 March - Markets Community Centre - 7pm: Between World War and Workers' Revolution: Easter 1916 in Global Context

The lecture series is supported by Queen’s University Belfast, Heritage Lottery Fund and Community Relations Council.

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Event Details


Linen Hall Library
17 Donegall Square North


Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 19:00 to Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 20:00

Centenary Event

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Two month long lecture series considering opposition to the First World War in Ireland