‘The Road to War’; lecture series on impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland


National Museums NI and the Public Records Office NI present ‘The Road to War’, a joint lecture series exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War in Ireland.


The first talk in the series is –

‘The Outbreak of the First World War’ by Dr William Mulligan, University College Dublin

Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre, Thursday 7 August 2014 at 7.00pm (booking essential)

In early 1914 Europe was in a relatively stable state, and the outbreak of war later that same year would have come as a shock to many. This lecture will explore why there was such optimism in the first six months of 1914, and how the confidence of governments in their ability to manage international crises led to disastrous errors of judgment during the July crisis, as Europe slid towards war.

William Mulligan is a senior lecturer at University College Dublin and a EURIAS Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 2013/4. His most recent book is The Great War for Peace, published in 2014 by Yale University Press.


Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre, from 7 August. For further details, click here: http://www.nmni.com/um/What-s-on/Talks—Lectures/The-Road-to-War