2023 Roger Casement Summer School(Fri 5, Sat 6 May)

Sessions at the Summer School will focus on topics of current interest and Casement himself.

On the Friday morning a lecture on Shaping a New and United Ireland by Professor Colin Harvey of the Ireland’s Future movement will be responded to by Fine Gael Senator Emer Currie.
This will be followed by an open discussion.

Two neglected initiatives by pioneers of the women’s movement—the Dun Emer Press at Dundrum (1902-1908) and the Irish Women Writers Club (1933-58) will be described and appraised on the Saturday morning.

Roger Casement’s legacy will be examined in different ways.

Two topics: his work in a literary and philosophical context, and the question of his pro-German stance in 1916, will be discussed. A documentary about his investigation of rubber slavery in the Amazon Basin in 1910 by Brazilian director Aurélio Michiles, Secrets from Putumayo, will also be screened together with introductory

Michael McCaughan will stage a performance entitled Fragments of Casement’s Life in Story and Song. And a street theatre performance, part-funded by the Brazilian Embassy, will take place at the Casement statue at 1 pm on the Saturday.

Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ribG-ep5uMs

Web: http://rogercasementsummerschool.ie/

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