Thursday 24th November 2016 at 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Key events in the decade between 1912-1922 shaped the social, political and cultural landscape of Ireland today. Two of the key centennial anniversaries, the Rising and The Somme, have now passed. While the Rising and the Somme played significant roles in creating the foundational documents for North and South, there are upcoming anniversaries that need to be interrogated to understand the legacy of that time, which informs our lived experience in the present.
Johnston will reflect on the Rising and Somme commemorative events and explore key themes that have emerged; violence, democracy and the common good. Placing the decade within the wider context, he will explore upcoming commemorative events of the decade including the end of WW1, the Paris Peace Conference and the partition of Ireland.
Eamonn will apply his years of experience of working in the third sector to explore creative commemorating that can pave the way towards a creative and imaginative future.
Cathy will explore gender relations within the decade, the impact of
which is still being played out today in Ireland, North and South.
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