Ireland was not the only place to experience rebellion during the First World War. This talk will place the events of Easter Week 1916 in a wider, international context.

From the Maritz Revolt in South Africa (1914), to the Arab Revolt in the Middle East (1916-1918) and the Russian Revolt (1917) internal conflict bubbled up in a number of combatant and non-combatant countries. This lecture will explore the means by which the State dealt with such challenges during wartime.

David Murphy lectures in military history and strategic studies at the National University Ireland, Maynooth. He has written on Ireland and the Crimean War, Franco-Irish Military connections and the Arab Revolt. His most recent publication is Breaking Point of the French Army: the Nivelle Offensive of 1917 (Pen and Sword, 2015).

This event is organised by NMNI.

Event Details


Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens


Wednesday, August 3, 2016 -
13:00 to 14:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

This is a free event however booking is advised. Book your place here.

For further information, please contact Ulster Museum Reception on 028 9044 0000 or email

This talk will be held in the Lecture Theatre on the ground floor.