Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923
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How do people experience war and revolution? How does political change, violence, total war, affect life in its most basic ways? Looking at Ireland through war and revolution, this course considers these and other questions about Irish life between 1912 and 1923.
The course looks beyond the familiar names and the famous faces. It explores how the events that shaped the nature of modern Ireland - the Great War, the Easter Rising, the Irish war of independence and civil war - were experienced by the people who lived through them or in spite of them.
A basic interest in Irish and modern European history as well as a curiosity about how conflict shapes civil society. No prior knowledge or expertise is required.
You can find out more about what to expect from this course in Ciarán Wallace’s post for the FutureLearn blog: “Do you know what’s going to happen tomorrow?”
Join this course as we begin to consider these and other questions.
No software or tools are required.
- Identify the main chronological events of the 1912-1923 period in Irish history,View historical events from multiple perspectives,Consider history in a thematic way (fighting, politics, society etc.),Analyse on-screen content (videos, articles, images) for evidence of the main themes,Interrogate digitised historical materials in other national and institutional repositories,Apply learning in written assignments and online discussions,Question your own understanding of history
- A basic interest in Irish and modern European history as well as a curiosity about how conflict shapes civil society. No prior knowledge or expertise is required. You can find out more about what to expect from this course in Ciarán Wallace's post for the FutureLearn blog: "[Do you know what's going to happen tomorrow?](https://about.futurelearn.com/blog/whats-going-to-happen-tomorrow)" Join this course as we begin to consider these and other questions.