The year 1916 has recently been identified as "a tipping point for the intensification of protests, riots, uprisings and even revolutions." Many of these constituted a challenge to the international pre-war order of empires, and thus collectively represent a global anti-imperial moment, which was the revolutionary counterpart to the later diplomatic attempt to construct a new world order in the so-called Wilsonian moment. Chief among such events was the Easter Rising in Ireland, an occurrence that took on worldwide significance as a challenge to the established order. This is the first collection of specialist studies that aims at interpreting the global significance of the year 1916 in the decline of empires.
"In this slim anthology, Dal Lago, Healy, and Barry ably take up the dual challenge laid down by the late Keith Jeffery with his pathbreaking 1916: A Global History: to internationalise the study of the Easter Rising, so often treated as a purely domestic affair â€“ as, indeed, the British state insisted it was; and to restore 1916, long neglected in favour of Bolshevik 1917, to its proper place as the revolutionary hinge of twentieth century politics."
- Matthew Kovac. University of Oxford, Keble College
"1916 in Global Context manages to be both cohesive and comprehensive. It adeptly weaves conflict and cooperation between strands of propaganda, high politics, and violence around the world. Authors forensically show the extent and limit of transnational connections, demonstrating mostly excellent source work and analysis across a gamut of relevant and crisscrossing topics."
-William Bullock Jenkins, University of Leipzig & London School of Economics
"The nature of this collection, edited by Enrico Dal Lago, Roisin Healy and Gearoid Barry, allows for a more in-depth consideration of the international reverberations of the Rising … From a specifically Irish perspective, it offers a fascinating analysis of the much broader significance of the Easter Rising beyond Ireland"
-Marie Coleman, Queen's University Belfast, English Historical Review
Section One: Transnational and Comparative Approaches to 1916
Enrico Dal Lago, Róisín Healy and Gearóid Barry (NUI Galway)
Timothy D. Hoyt (U.S. Naval War College, Newport)
Section Two: The Atlantic World
Charles-Philippe Courtois (Royal Military College Saint-Jean)
Cecelia Hartsell (University College Dublin)
David Brundage (University of California Santa Cruz)
Jonathan Hyslop (Colgate University and University of Pretoria)
Section Three: North Africa, Asia and the Pacific
Michael Provence (University of California San Diego)
Erin O’Halloran (University of Oxford)
Stephen McQuillan (Trinity College Dublin)
Danielle Ross (Utah State University)
Daniel Marc Segesser (University of Bern)
Section Four: European Responses and Parallels
Geoffrey Bell (independent scholar)
Vanda Wilcox (John Cabot University, Rome)
Andrew Newby (University of Helsinki)
Róisín Healy (NUI Galway)