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Guest lecture by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer

Jane Ohlmeyer gives a lecture on ‘The 1916 Revolutions: Contexts and Consequences’.

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Thursday 28 April 2016,  at 16:00 - 18:00


The lecture is arranged by CISA, and introduced by Cliona Managhan, ambassador of Ireland.

Abstract: The Easter Rising of 1916 was a failure militarily but it changed utterly the face of Irish History.  It set in train an unstoppable process, which led to the separation of Ireland from Great Britain and accelerated the demise of the British Empire, which by 1914 traversed the globe.  This talk sets the 1916 Rising in a wider chronological context, looking at the rise of nationalism in Ireland from the seventeenth century.  It also explores the long-term consequences of the Rising for Ireland, Britain and the British Empire.  

Professor Ohlmeyer is Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History at Trinity College, Dublin, director of the Trinity Long Room Hub and chair of the Irish Research Council.She is also the Principal Investigator for the Trinity College Dublin element of 'Humanities Serving Irish Society which was awarded €10.78M as part of the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI 4). She chairs the Irish Manuscripts Commission's Digitization Taskforce and the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences-Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities [DARIAH] committee.