Terror at the GPO – The 1916 Easter Rising: Australasian Perspectives

Event:  Terror at the GPO – The 1916 Easter Rising: Australasian Perspectives
Presenter: Dr Guy Beiner

Where: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, Cnr Swanston and Elgin Streets, Carlton.

When: Thursday 
7th Apr 2016 – 6:00–7:00 pm

Cost: Free Public Lecture.

Further information: email: jacksonb@unimelb.edu.au; (03) 8344 1521

Our understanding of the Easter Rising is, at least in part, a historical myth through which we interpret the past in light of our present concerns. With this in mind, a new interpretation of 1916 is suggested, which will take into account studies on the history of terrorism, proposing that the takeover of the GPO can be considered as an act of propaganda by deed. Such a thesis, of course, has implications for the memory of the event and how it is commemorated.

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