Programme for Easter Rising 1916 Conference at Melbourne University on 7-8 April 2016

The programme and abstracts are available via the Conference Website

It’s not too late to register and anyone interested in welcome to attend.

Nature of Event: A conference, entitled The 1916 Easter Rising: GPO Easter 1916Australasian Perspectives

Where: Newman College, University of Melbourne

When: Thursday 7th – Friday 8th April 2016

More Information: Conference Website gives information about costs, programme, accommodation and registration. Contact: Jack Moloney (

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne and Newman College, in collaboration with the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ), are pleased to announce an international conference that explores the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916, to be held at University of Melbourne on the 7th and 8th of April 2016.

Keynote speakers will be Guy Beiner (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), Roisin Higgins (Teeside University), and Fearghal McGarry (Queen’s University Belfast).

The Easter Rising of 1916 is a key event in the Revolutionary decade, 1913-23, and in Irish and world history. This conference is addressing aspects of the impact of the Rising, including its Australasian contexts.  Topics being considered include: historiographies of the Rising; the Proclamation as iconic document; women in 1916 and after; the Rising and the conscription debates in Australia; Anzacs and the Easter Rising; archiving the Rising; family histories of the Rising; representing 1916 in literature, film and visual art; the material culture of the Rising in Ireland and Australasia; comparative responses to the Rising across Australia and New Zealand; Mannix and 1916; the Rising and global imperialism; the 50thanniversary in 1966; the Rising and the later Troubles in Northern Ireland; the Rising and 21stcentury Ireland.

This conference is kindly supported by the Irish Embassy in Australia under the Irish Government’s Centenary programme; Newman College and the University of Melbourne.

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