The 1916 Easter Rising was transformative but the extent to which it is viewed as positive or negative frequently depends on competing myths as to why it happened and ongoing debates about its impact. In Ireland, opposing cultural memories feed existing divisions as to how it ought to be commemorated.

In this centenary year, four Irish historians, led by Professor Alvin Jackson of the University of Edinburgh, will discuss the past and present legacy of Easter 1916 for scholars, teachers and the public in Ireland, Britain and beyond.


Keynote Lecture by Professor Alvin Jackson, University of Edinburgh

Roundtable response with:

  • Dr Úna Ní Bhroiméil, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
  • Dr Darragh Gannon, National Musuem of Ireland
  • Dr Martin Doherty, University of Westminster

The event is free but please book via the Eventbrite link below.

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