A Day of Lectures – Road To The Rising
Reflecting on ideas, people and forces - social, economic and political - that shaped the events of Easter Week. In the Abbey Theatre, historians, writers and performers come together to critique, consider and imagine a country on the cusp of revolution.
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MORNING SESSION: 11.00-13.00
The Making of the Rising
11.00 Welcome & Introduction Welcome by RTE presenter, Miriam O’Callaghan. Introduction by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Christy Burke
11.15 Selected readings from the Irish Revival period.
11:15 The Ideas of 1916:
Prof. Declan Kieberd, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, UCD School of English, Drama & Film
Dr P.J. Mathews, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. Guest speaker Prof. Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History, Hertford College, University of Oxford discusses The Revolutionary Generation.
12:15 The Revolutionary Generation
Prof. Roy Foster - Carroll Professor of Irish History, Hertford College, University of Oxford
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AFTERNOON SESSION: 14.00 - 16.30
Revisiting the Revolutionary Era
14.00 Welcome & Introduction
Welcome by RTÉ presenter, David McCullagh
Introduction by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
14.15 David McCullagh & Professor Joe Lee in conversation
David McCullagh, RTÉ in conversation with Professor
Joe Lee, Professor for Irish Studies and Director of Glucksman Ireland House, New York University.
15.00 Forgotten Voices
Dramatised eye witness accounts of the Easter Rising.
15.15 Dublin on the Eve of the Revolution
Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland
15.45 In search of the Rabble: new sources & evidence for the Revolutionary era
Diarmaid Ferriter - Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin