“Ireland and the Politics of Memory”
Centre for Irish Studies Spring seminar series 2017
Info about event
The Centre for Irish Studies and the English Lecture Society are happy to announce that the first seminar in our CISA Spring Seminar Series 2017 will be taking place on the 1 of March at 16.30-18.00 at Nobelparken, building 1481 room 366.
The seminar series comprise a total of five double lectures all fuelled by snacks and followed by discussions.
‘Remembering the Easter Rising and the End of Empire’
Associate professor and director of the Centre for Irish Studies Sara Dybris McQuaid will open the series by exploring how and why last year’s centennial commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising saw new transnational narratives emerge alongside the tried and tested national mythologies. The role of the Rising in inspiring other anti-colonial struggles around the British Empire has reverberated in a number of commemorative forms and products inspired by increased immigration to Ireland and the use of comparative anti-colonial struggles and the exchange of revolutionary ideas across nations has been especially prominent in the case of India.
‘Con. & Eva: revolutionary sisters’
Associate Professor in Sustainable Heritage Management Laura McAtackney will discuss the relationship between the two sisters Constance de Markievicz and Eva Gore-Booth. Constance Markievicz played a crucial part in the 1916 rising, an involvement for which she was sentenced to death but was subsequently pardoned. Both sisters were politically very active in their struggle for the rights of women, workers and for Irish Independence. Through a number of sources; some which are well known and others that have only been recently discovered Dr. Laura McAtackney will explore the lives of the two sisters and the relationship between them as well as its’ impact on their actions.
Remember to stay tuned for more information on the upcoming seminars in our series – the next of which will take place on 22 March and will include an exciting seminar on Irish cinema by Stephen Joyce along with a film screening. Information on the seminars will all be shared on the Centre for Irish Studies facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cisaau/ as well as on the ELS facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ELS.AarhusUni/?fref=ts.