Date Released: 27 February 2013
The School of History, University College Cork, in association with SIPTU, is pleased to announce that a two day conference on the 1913 Dublin lockout, and the role of labour during the ‘revolutionary decade’ of 1912-23, is scheduled to take place in University College Cork on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March 2013.
The event – which is free and open to all – is the second in a series of conferences entitled ‘Cork Studies in the Irish Revolution’, which are being organised by the School of History UCC to mark the ‘Decade of Commemorations. 1912-23’.
It will feature the launch of a new Chronology of 1913 Lockout by Padraig Yeates which will be posted online by UCC and SIPTU as a research tool for academics, teachers, students and everyone interested in understanding this seminal event.
Leading historians of Irish labour history from the worlds of academia, journalism, the trade union movement and the Catholic church will address the conference, including Emmet O’Connor on Jim Larkin, John Gray on Northern labour, Kieran Allen on James Connolly and Thomas J. Morrissey on the Catholic Church and labour.