Proclaiming the Revolution Conference Details
Proclaiming the Revolution
Lower Aula Maxima
National University of Ireland, Galway
22-23 January 2016
FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY
9.45 Keynote address: Dr Brian Hanley (independent scholar)
‘The Ireland of our ideals’: republicanism and separatism in 1916
11.00 Panel 1: Images of the Republic and Republicans
Dr Conor McNamara (NUI Galway): Popular and rhetorical notions of land and Freedom in the context of the 1916 Proclamation
W.J. McCormack (former Professor of Literary History from Goldsmiths College, London): The Proclamation and its Democratic Credentials
Dara Folan (NUI Galway): “Glúin na haislinge”: imagining an Ireland ‘not free merely, but Gaelic as well’
Dr Jackie Uí Chionna (NUI Galway): Shades of Green: Ideological interpretations of Irish nationalism in Galway 1916
2.00 Panel 2: ‘The whole nation and all of its parts’?
Liam Kennedy (Emeritus Professor of Economic History, Queen’s University, Belfast): Texting Terror: The Ulster Covenant and the Proclamation of the Irish Republic
Dr Mary Harris (NUI Galway): The Proclamation and the Partition Question
Dr Shane Nagle (Independent researcher): Contextualising the Proclamation: The Problem of Unity and Disunity in Nationalist Thought
4.00 Keynote address: Eamon Ó Cuív. T.D. : Does 1916 and the Proclamation have a relevance in Modern Ireland?
5.30 Book Launch: W.J. McCormack, Enigmas of Sacrifice: A Critique of Joseph M. Plunkett and the Dublin Insurrection of 1916 (Michigan State University Press)
SATURDAY 23 JANUARY
9.30 Keynote address: Sinéad McCoole: How Revolutionary? Addressing Irishwomen
10.45 Panel 3: Women in 1916 and Beyond
Maryann Gialanella Valiulis (Trinity College Dublin): The Proclamation of 1916: The Making of Equality
Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: The role of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington in shaping post 1916 Ireland
Dr Marie Coleman (Queen’s University, Belfast): Female veterans of 1916 and the Irish state after independence
1.45 Panel 4: The Pursuit of Equality
Dr Mary Muldowney (Trinity College Dublin): Working for “the principles of equal rights and opportunities for the people of Ireland”. The Irish Citizen Army and the 1916 Rising
James Curry (NUI Galway): Rosie Hackett and the 1916 Rising
Dr David Convery, (NUI Galway): ‘The Communist Party of Great Britain and the memory of Easter Rising’
3.30 Keynote address: Dr Emmet O’Connor (University of Ulster): How radical was the Proclamation?
4.30 Final discussion chaired by Dr John Gibney (Trinity College, Dublin)
Admission to this conference is free but pre-registration is advisable.
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