Portrait of a Nation: Art, Politics and the Anglo-Irish Treaty

Portrait of a Nation: Art, Politics and the Anglo-Irish Treaty


Friday 22nd April 2022

9.00am                        Registration

9.15am                        Welcome, Dr Audrey Whitty, Deputy Director and Head of Collections, National Museum of Ireland

9.30am – 10.30am      Truce to Treaty in Ireland

Mark Duncan – Chair

Gretchen Friemann – Fom self-proclaimed Republic to reluctant Dominion: The imperial realities behind the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty

Dr Sinéad McCoole – Unreal? Who were the Laverys and what was their Nation State?

10.30am  11:00am    Coffee

11:00am – 12.40pm    Politics of Identity and Place

Dr Leeann Lane – Chair

Dr Mary Staines – Identity and Place in the Treaty Debates

Dr Conor Morrissey – Protestant nationalists, and Protestant servicemen, and the Treaty

Dr Mary McAuliffe – Recognise that it was ‘Sister against Sister’ too! Splits, divisions and violence between women during the Irish Civil War, 1922 – 1923

Dr Cormac Moore – ‘The Root of all Evil’ – Northern Irish Nationalists and Unionists’ reaction to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty

12.40pm – 2:00pm      Lunch

2.00pm  4.00pm       Cultural legacy of the Treaty

Dr William Shortall – Chair

Niamh McNally – Estella Solomons – Still Moments

Terry Moylan – “Those in power don’t write the songs”

Dr Éimear O’Connor – Art, Ireland and the Irish American diaspora: Tensions in representation between 1922 and 1930

Professor Paul Rouse – Sport on a partitioned island: The Tailteann Games

Saturday 23rd April 2022

9.30am                        Registration

9.45am                        Opening Words – Dr Edith Andrees

10.00am – 11.15am    Divided Families

Dr Georgina Laragy – Chair

Flor McCarthy – A Family on Both Sides – and the ripples through a Century

Liz Gillis – They Place their All on the Altar of their Century: The Hales Brothers and the Irish Civil War

Valerie Cox – Ordinary People in a time of War

11.20am – 11.45am    Coffee

11.45am – 1.00pm      The Artist as Witness

Logan Sisley – Chair

Niamh McCann – foreground, middleground, background

Amanda Dunsmore – Art making as Longitudinal Social Archiving

Anthony Haughey – Socially Engaged Art: Contesting Cultures, Histories and Narratives

HOW TO BOOK: Fee: €5 per day ticket for attending the conference in person at Collins Barracks or free for viewing live online. Tickets are available via Eventbrite here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/portrait-of-a-nation-art-politics-and-the-anglo-irish-treaty-tickets-305523668517 

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