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27th May, 2016

Rebellion and Reaction: Perspectives on 1916

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27th May, 2016
12:00PM - 5:30PM
Arts Two, Room 3.20, Queen Mary University of London

A half-day conference on the meaning and significance of the 1916 Rebellion in Irish History


12:00–13:00: Lunch
13:00–15:00: Explaining 1916

  • Roy Foster (Oxford), ‘1916: An ending as well as a beginning?’.
  • Maurice Walsh (Brunel), ‘”Nations leap forward or fall backward”: The Darwinian moment of 1916’.
  • Ronan Fanning (UCD), ‘Eamon de Valera and the 1916 Proclamation’.
  • Paul Bew (QUB), ‘1916: A disaster for Ireland?’.

15:00–15:30: Tea and coffee
15:30–17:30: The Legacies of 1916

  • Caoimhe Nic Dhaibheid (Sheffield), ‘Surviving the Rising: Carrying on after Easter 1916’.
  • Ian McBride (KCL), ‘Irish historians and 1916’.
  • Fearghal McGarry (QUB), ‘From Pearse to pluralism: Commemorating 1916 in 2016’.
  • Roisín Higgins (Teesside), ‘“Remember, Reflect, Re-imagine”: Official and unofficial messages during the centenary of the Easter Rising’.

17:30: Wine Reception

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