Globalising the Rising: 1916 in context


Nature of event: Globalising the Rising: 1916 in Context

Where: University College Dublin, Ireland

When: Friday 5th, and Saturday 6th of February 2016

Cost: Free of charge – Registration through Eventbrite

Further information: A two day flagship conference examining the 1916 Rising in an international context will bring together leading Irish historians, political scientists and international experts. Globalising the Rising: 1916 in Context takes place on Friday 5th, and Saturday 6th of February 2016 in University College Dublin.

The conference is free of charge and open to all to attend. The papers and panels presented will be of interest to everyone from school students to specialists. Registration for the conference is now open through Eventbrite. It is essential to register in advance in order to secure a place and attendees should register separately for each day of the conference. For group and school bookings, please contact in advance to avoid disappointment.

1916 in context
This conference focusses on the Easter Rising which broke out in Dublin on 24 April 1916. Aiming to inform public discourse in advance of the state centenary, it investigates the Rising both from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. Dr Conor Mulvagh, Lecturer in Irish History with special responsibility for the Decade of Commemorations at University College Dublin, is the organiser of the conference. Recently in UCD, Dr Mulvagh unveiled the list of speakers who will present at the conference and he has put together a truly international event:

‘the rising was shaped by transnational forces, including the end of empire, the growth of nationalism, and the First World War. Furthermore, the 1916 Rising was watched closely by radicals and aspirant revolutionaries as far away as India and Russia. By internationalising the Irish experience, this seminal event in modern Irish history will be considered in a global context’ – Conor Mulvagh.

Key themes will be the use of violence in 1916 in a global context and the impact of the Rising on European nationalism. The conference will bring together speakers from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Click here for more information on the conference.

Mike Liffey