International Napoleonic Society
Nineteenth International Napoleonic Congress
A Special Connection:
Ireland, France and the World in the Revolutionary and Empire Eras
The Imperial Hotel
Cork, Ireland, 3-10 July 2022
In Association with the Napoleon Society of Ireland
Dear Participants of the Nineteenth International Napoleonic Society Congress,
The International Napoleonic Society promotes the study of the Napoleonic Era in accordance with proper academic standards. To this end, the INS honors the leading minds in this field by making them Fellows of the INS (FINS). Additionally, we hold International Napoleonic Congresses that bring scholars together from around the world. We welcome you to this Congress in the beautiful city of Cork and hope you will gain additional insight into the Napoleonic Epoch as well as renew old friendships and gain new ones. And many thanks to Cormac Finn O’Brien for his invaluable help in organizing this Congress!
This Congress marks the tenth anniversary of the Napoleon Society of Ireland. I offer my sincere congratulations to President Derek Byrne and Vice-President Cormac Finn O’Brien for the great success they have achieved!
J. David Markham, President
International Napoleonic Society
Knight, Order of the French Academic Palms
Sunday 3 July The Imperial Hotel
3:45 – 5:00 Lefevre Desnouettes plaque inauguration at Templetrine Cemetery, where he is thought to be buried
6:15 Cocktail reception hosted by the French Consulate and the Alliance Française, The Imperial Hotel
7:15 Continued socialization in lobby bar followed by move to informal dinner(s) as desired
Monday 4 July The Imperial Hotel
9:30 Opening Ceremony
Cormac Finn O’Brien, Ireland, Congress Organizer
J. David Markham, USA/Canada, President, International Napoleonic Society
Derek Byrne, Ireland, President, Napoleon Society of Ireland
Deirdre Forde, Lord Mayor of Cork
Session I Keynote Presentations: The Irish Connection Doina Harsanyi, USA, Chair
9:45 Cormac Finn O’Brien, Ireland, The Irish Viewpoint of Napoleon Through Irish Music and Folklore
10:15 Jérôme Beaucour, France, Lefebvre Desnouettes: Imperial Glory, American Adventure, Irish Tragedy
10:45 Betje Klier, USA, Marengo and Lefebvre-Desnouettes: The Irish and American Legacies of Napoleon’s Favorite Horse and Napoleon’s Favorite Horseman
11:15 Chev. J. David Markham, USA/Canada, The Final Irish Connection: Napoleon and James Verling on St. Helena
12:00 Lunch in Cork
Session II Military Operations Jérôme Beaucour, France, Chair
1:30 Tomasz Klauza, Poland, The Poles in the Irish Legion
2:00 Wayne Hanley, USA, A Failure to Communicate: Marshal Ney in Poland, 1806-1807
2:30 Alex Grab, USA, Napoleon’s Syrian Campaign
3:00 Eugene Breydo, USA/Russia, Napoleon’s Theorem and His Military Strategy
Tuesday 5 July The Imperial Hotel
Session III Aspects of Period Life Cormac Finn O’Brien, Ireland, Chair
10:00 Doina Harsanyi, USA, Bureaucratic Heroism: In the Trenches of Napoleonic State Building Project
10:30 Xavier Riaud, France, Napoleon and His Injuries (Read by Edna Markham)
11:00 Agnieszka Fulińska, Poland, Napoleon II in the Light of Unknown Sources
11:45 Lunch in Cork
Session IV Forces of Nature Eugene Breydo, USA/Russia, Chair
1:30 Johan Joor, The Netherlands, New Perspectives on Dutch North Sea Fishery in the Napoleonic Period
2:00 Alasdair White, Belgium, Volcanoes in the Time of Revolution: The Impact of Natural Events on Political Change
3:15 End of Academic Congress
6:00 Boat Tour of Cork Harbor (Optional)
Wednesday 6 July Tour One: Cobh (Dr. Verling’s grave, Cobh Cathedral, lunch at Bella Vista (Dr. Verling’s home), the Cobh Experience, the Titanic Experience. Cobh is a 15-minute train ride from Cork.
6:00 Reception and Gala Dinner, The Imperial Hotel
Thursday 7 July Tour Two: Georgian houses in North Cork, focusing on the St Ledger and Ainsley families who had connections to Dr. Verling. Transportation pending.
Friday 8 July Tour Three: Areas related to the Bantry Bay invasion and West Cork, exploring the major connections between Cork and the early stages of the French Republic, with highlights including a visit to one of Ireland’s most important places of the Irish Civil War Bail na Blath (where Cork’s most important politician was shot dead).
Saturday 9 July Walking tour of Cork, including visits to the Crawford Art Gallery that contains some Canova casts, the English Market, the Four Face Liars and other sites.
Note: Tour transportation costs and admission fees are the responsibility of those joining the tour. All tour times to be announced and will leave from The Imperial Hotel.