Talks

Talks

As part of the History Series ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21’, a number of talks will take place throughout the year. A range of speakers from historical and social fields will offer insight, discourse and dialogue on the past 100 years of our borough and beyond.

All events will be available online.

Talks

Session 1
Partition and the Creation of Northern Ireland 1910-22
20 May 2021

To open our series of engaging Historical Talks on ‘The Government of Ireland Act and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1918-21’, historian and broadcaster, Dr Éamon Phoenix will deliver a special Zoom lecture in conjunction with Ann Donnelly of Northern Ireland Screen on Partition and the Creation of Northern Ireland 1910-22.

This will use historic newsreel footage and State papers to explore the key events and personalities of the decade leading to the opening of the Northern Ireland Parliament in June 1921.

Session 2
Belfast Violence and Border Troubles: the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-22
17 June 2021

In the second lecture, historian and author of a new book on the Northern Ireland state, Dr Alan Parkinson will speak on the political and security background to the birth-pangs of Northern Ireland, the IRA campaign and the formation of the Ulster Special Constabulary.