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Culture, Place and Identity

Drawing on the work of specialists in art history, religion, science, sport and leisure, war, and heritage studies, this volume explores aspects of the construction of national identity in Ireland and elsewhere. The book thus transcends some of the limiting, specialism boundaries which bedevil academia and restrict a proper understanding of identity and culture, and their relations with particular places, wherever they may be. The resulting volume of stimulating essays demonstrates, among other things, that cultural history, to which this volume is a contribution, need not necessarily or exclusively be the preserve of ’cultural historians’. This collection is based on papers presented to the 26th biennial Irish Conference of Historians, held at the University of Ulster, May 2003.


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Table of Contents

Keith Jeffery, Introduction Keith Robbins (Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales at Lampeter) Locating Wales - culture, place and identity Marie Bourke (National Gallery of Ireland) Turn of the century Irish artists and a growing sense of national identity Kenneth McConkey (University of Northumbria) Politics and that girl - discourse and distraction in Orpen’s ’Irish’ painting Enda Leaney (National University of Ireland, Galway) Science and conflict in nineteenth-century Ireland Mike Cronin (De Montfort University) Sport and nation building in the Irish Free State, 1922-9 Paul Dimeo (University of Stirling) Cricket and the misrepresentation of Indian sports history Peter Wilson (University of Sunderland) War, political culture and central European state formation from the middle ages to the nineteenth century Joan Beaumont (Deakin University) Gallipoli and Australian national identity William Logan (Deakin University) Hoa Lo - a Vietnamese approach to conserving places of pain and injustice Jock Philips (New Zealand Ministry of Heritage) Race and New Zealand national identity Index

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