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The Historic Conference ” Poland and Ireland during World War I”

November 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Plakat_06_1200pxOn behalf of Discover Poland, Dublin City Council and sponsors, we would like to invite you to the historic conference, under the title ‘’If you want peace, prepare for war. Poland and Ireland World War I.’’ A series of four lectures, presented by Dr. Gabriel Doherty, Dr. Bożena Cierlik, David McCallion and Jakub Kacprzak, will showcase political and military situation of Poland and Ireland during the first armed conflict that spread on three continents, and its casualties are counted in millions. Presented materials will highlight the differences and similarities between Poland and Ireland, which both stepped into this war as parts of mighty empires, and at the end of it marched sedately towards their independence and a chance of reappearance on the maps of the world.
The lectures will be accompanied by free exhibition of memorabilia from that period, coming from the collection of a private museum ‘War Years Remembered’ in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland.
The conference will take place on 22nd of November, starting at 10 AM in the Ballroom of Wynn’s Hotel on Abbey Street, Dublin 1 and will consist of four 45 minute lectures, each followed by short summary and questions & answers session. At 12.30 PM there will be half-hour break for lunch with traditional polish dish.
Plan of the conference:

Opening of the conference, presentation of the lecturers – 10 – 10.15

Background of WWI and political situation in Poland and Ireland:

10.15 – 11.15 – Political situation and changes in it during WWI in Ireland – 45 minutes lecture + 15 discussion – Dr. Doherty

11.15 – 11.25 – Coffee break

11.25 – 12.25 – Political situation and changes in it during WWI in Poland – 45 minutes lecture + 15 discussion – Dr. Cierlik

12.30 – 13.00 – Lunch break

Military course of war in Poland and Ireland:

13.00 – 14.00 – Irish in the WWI in Ireland and abroad – 45 minutes lecture + 15 discussion – Mr. McCallion

14.00 – 14.10 – Coffee break

14.10 – 15.10 – Poles in the WWI in Poland and abroad – 45 minutes lecture + 15 discussion – Mr. Kacprzak

15.10 – 15.25 – Summary of the conference

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