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Friday, 17 January 2014

A Century On: Remembering WW1 in Europe

A day of talks on the memory and legacy of WW1 will be held at Collins Barracks on Saturday 1 February.

A panel of renowned historians will discuss the seminal event of the 20th century from Irish, British, French and Russian perspectives.

Their lecture titles are as follows:

Memory Frameworks of the Great War: a European and Global Perspective, with Prof John Horne
The Forgotten War? World War I in Soviet Memory, with Dr Judith Devlin
Our Glorious Dead: Commemorating the Great War in the UK, with Dr Edward Madigan
Connecting History: Exploring the First World War at the Ulster Museum, with William Blair
From the Battle of Mons to Gallipoli - stories of Irish soldiers at war, with Lar Joye

Time for Q&As has been built into the programme.

The talks will be held in the Palatine Room at Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, from 10am to 1pm.

While the event is free, booking is required.

This will be the sixth conference on the war to be held at the National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History, and a follow-up conference will be held in October.