Dr Roisín Higgins (Teeside) spoke on ‘Burying the past or celebrating it: commemorating the Irish revolution’. This lecture looks at the tangled history of commemorating the revolutionary period in Ireland. It considers the sometimes difficult relationship between personal memory and public remembrance and how this inform ideas of both nation and state. Roisín asked what we have learned from the recent Easter Rising centenary and what this might tell us about the remaining years of the Decade of Centenaries.
The lecture took place in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, at 7pm.
From History Ireland: Roisín Higgins on the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising.