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Reflecting the Rising: Easter Monday at the Royal Irish Academy


Monday, March 28, 2016, 11:00


Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2


All events are free but booking is essential (see below for link to book)

This Easter Monday, join us for a series of talks and exhibitions on the 1916 Rising.

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Through a series of seven curated exhibitions, Inspiring Ireland 1916 brings together ‘iconic’ objects from Ireland's national cultural institutions and RTÉ Archives alongside fascinating objects – photos, diaries, medals, ephemera, and more - from private collections, to paint a vivid picture of life in Ireland in 1916. These exhibitions are being published on a rolling basis up to June 2016.

Inspiring Ireland 1916: ‘Reflecting the Rising’ presents a series of short talks by Irish and international historians and digital heritage experts on some of the personalities and objects that make up the first four exhibitions in Inspiring Ireland 1916: 'Women and the Rising', 'Communicating the Rising', 'Rising in the Regions' and 'Leaders of the Rising'. Visitors will also have the opportunity to browse the site with the help of staff from the DRI Inspiring Ireland team.

11.00-13.30 - Meeting Room

  • Professor Mary E. Daly, President of the Royal Irish Academy: ‘Eoin MacNeill, the Rising and the Royal Irish Academy’
  • Dr Michael Kennedy, Executive Editor, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (RIA): ‘"The recent revolt in Dublin City": how Ireland’s Lighthouse Service was placed on the 1916 Rising’s front line’
  • Kate O’Malley, Assistant Editor, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (RIA): ‘Ireland, India and Empire: the reverberations of the 1916 Rising’

11.00-12.30 - Members' Room and Council Room

  • Jane Tynan, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the Arts, London: ‘Legion of the excluded: what the 1916 Rebels wore’
  • Laura McAtackney, Associate Professor of Sustainable Heritage Management (Archaeology), Aarhus University, Denmark: ‘Kilmainham Gaol graffiti’ 

12.00-16.00 - Reading Room

14.00-15.00 - Members' Room and Council Room

  • David Rooney, artist, and James Quinn, co-editor of 1916 Portraits and Lives: ‘Making the 1916 portraits’

14.30-15.30 - Meeting Room

  • Dr Lisa Godson, Lecturer in Design History and Material Culture at the NCAD: ‘The Rising through objects: the material culture of the Easter Rising’

16.00-17.30 - Members' Room and Council Room

  • Barbara Dawson, Director of the Hugh Lane Gallery: ‘The state of the Arts in 1916’
  • Dr Linda King: Lecturer in Design History and Theory, IADT: ‘A fuzzy mixture of accident and design’

17.00-18.00 - Meeting Room

  • Susan Schreibman, Professor of Digital Humanities, Maynooth University: ‘Letters of 1916: ordinary lives in extraordinary times’ 

Tabhair tacaíocht do thodhchaí an léinn in Éirinn

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