Ireland: The Great War, Conflict, and the Modern Age
The Great War’s effects upon the “long” twentieth century might well have been to make conflict a central feature of modernity. Its effects upon Ireland were profound, and the war, and the culture of conflict that dominated the twentieth century played a major role in Ireland. The effects cut across the range of issues from politics to society, from economics to culture and the arts. With the Great War as a centerpiece, and with conflict in Ireland as a theme, to what extent do these play a role in the shaping of modernity in Ireland?
The conference site will be the
historic Meadowbrook Hall one of the great houses in America. A National
Historic Landmark located on the Oakland University Campus, Meadow Brook Hall
is a 110 room mansion built in the late 1920’s. Standing within a setting of
great natural beauty, it represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival
architecture in America and is especially renowned for its superb
craftsmanship, architectural detailing and its grand scale of 88,000 square
feet, making it the sixth largest home in America. Conference attendees will
have a tour of this amazing house during the meeting.
Meadow Brook Hall is a short
ride from the Crowne Plaza at Auburn Hills.
Registration and check in will be located in the Crowne Plaza at Auburn
Hills lobby on Thursday, November 6 from 2:30 - 5:45 p.m. and Friday and
Saturday November 7-8 at Meadowbrook Hall from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. On-site
registration must be paid by check only.
Advanced Registration before October 20th is $125 for faculty
and members of the public; $90 for students. Late registration will be $135 for
faculty and members of the public; $95 for students. Please send checks to Seán
Farrell Moran, Dept. of History, Varner Hall, Oakland University, Rochester,
MI, 48309-4401. Checks should be made out to “Oakland University - ACIS Midwest.”
Download the registration form here
Select your dinner choice here
A block of rooms is being held at the Crowne Plaza at Auburn Hills. The hotel is
located at the corner of University Drive and Opdyke Road. Take I-75 to exit 79.
When you book your room indicate that you are with the ACIS meeting to receive
the conference rate. You must make reservations through the hotel’s website.
The hotel has a pool and an Irish-themed restaurant and bar.