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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Crime, Violence and the Irish in the 19th Century: conference

The Society for the Study of 19th-Century Ireland has announced the programme for its 21st annual conference which is to be held at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Wednesday 26 June to Thursday 27 June.

This year's theme is 'Crime, Violence and the Irish in the 19th Century', and there's some pretty meaty stuff among the 40-odd papers and lectures being delivered across the two days.

Keynote speakers are Professor Virginia Crossman of Oxford Brookes University ('Marching around the country terrorizing women': the tramp problem in post-Famine Ireland), and Professor David Fitzpatrick of Trinity College Dublin (Rituals of Violence, 1798-1923), and two books will be launched during the event:

The Irish Parliamentary Party and the Third Home Rule Crisis by James McConnel and Irish Elites in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Ciaran O'Neill. Both books are published by Four Courts Press.

The cost of the conference is £75 (£45 students), excluding the Dinner on Wednesday evening for which an extra £25 charge is made. Unfortunately there does not seem to be an financial option for those who can attend only on one of the two days.

Programme and online booking forms can be downloaded here.