Rebellion, Civil War, and Transformation: The Archaeology of Modern Ireland Before and During Europe’s Interwar Period

Author(s): Stephen A. Brighton

Year: 2018

Summary

Ireland’s modern history has been largely ignored archaeologically. It was not until the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising that sparked archaeological interest. The work deals mostly with the actual event, thus forms a study of a single moment in time. What is missing is a  dialogue linking Ireland’s interwar transformations to that happening across Europe after World War I. This presentation seeks to begin the discussion of interwar Ireland through the material culture recovered from the author’s research program "The Archaeology of Ireland’s Modern History." The project is located in Skibbereen, County Cork and the data is associated with a turn-of-the-century housing estate. The goal is to bring together the historical and material context to discuss not only the dynamic social, economic, and political transformations happening during the interwar period but also the formation and divisions associated with the contradictions and complexities of modern Irish identities.

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Rebellion, Civil War, and Transformation: The Archaeology of Modern Ireland Before and During Europe’s Interwar Period. Stephen A. Brighton. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441827)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 380