Title: International Research Conference 2022: 100 Years of Self-Determination
Location: Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Dates: 9, 10, 11, 12 Nov 2022
This international research conference marks a century since the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922, and will explore the artistic responses to the theme of self-determination through a global lens.
The programme features presentations from invited keynote speakers, including Adom Getachew, political theorist Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago; Róisín Kennedy, Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Art History and Cultural Policy at UCD and Professor Fearghal McGarry, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queens University, Belfast.
Drawing on Arthur Griffith’s call in 1919 to ‘mobilise the poets’ to help make Ireland’s case for independence on the international stage, this conference will reassess the role of art and artists in exploring the international movement towards self-determination, situating their work within a global context of redrawn imperial power, emerging nation states and independence movements post World War I.
The conference will take place online and in person and registration is essential for both –