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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