An international conference to be held at the University of Ulster Belfast Campus on 11/12 June 2009
Since 1668, when John Churchill (later first duke of Marlborough) defected to the Williamites to Randolph Churchill playing the Orange card to Winston Churchillís long and contentious relationship with Irish nationalism and unionism, the Churchill family have had an enormous impact on the history of Ireland. The aim of this conference is to explore this relationship since the late seventeenth century.
Possible themes for papers include Marlborough, the Jacobites and the Williamite War, the 6th and 7th dukes and Ireland, Randolph Churchill and the Union, Winston Churchill and Home Rule, Empire, World War and the writing of Anglo-Irish history.
Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted online by 1 October 2009.
For more information and to send proposals contact:
Robert McNamara and James McConnel of the School of History and International Affairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conference website and further information is at:
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