Reframing 1916

Location: Fischer Hall

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Monday, October 24, 2016

17:00-18:30  |  ’War, Rebellion and Revolution in Ireland’

Register here for this lecture with:

  • A. James McAdams
    William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs
    Director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies

  • Charles Townshend, FBA
    Professor of International History at Keele University and author of Easter 1916: The Irish Rebellion

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

17:30-18:30  |  Drinks reception
18:30-20:00  |  Film screening:  1916 The Irish Rebellion

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary features rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts. It was awarded ‘Best Documentary Series’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016. Watch the trailer for 1916 The Irish Rebellion.

20:00-20:45  |  Panel discussion:  ’Reframing 1916’

Panel includes:

  • Bríona Nic Dhíarmada 
    Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of Film, Television and Theater, University of Notre Dame
    Originator, Creator, Producer and Executive Producer of the documentary

  • Kevin Whelan
    Michael Smurfit Director of the Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre in Dublin

  • Patrick Cassidy 
    Composer of the documentary score

Register here for the reception, film screening and panel discussion.

About Reframing 1916

On Easter Monday 1916, a small group of Irish rebels—including poets, teachers, actors and workers—took on the might of the British Empire.  Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter Rising would soon win a moral victory—with their actions leading to the creation of an independent Irish state and contributing to the eventual disintegration of the British empire. They have inspired countless freedom struggles throughout the world—from Ireland to India.

In the centenary year, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies is partnering with the Irish Government and leading universities and institutions worldwide to host a series of international academic events. Called Reframing 1916, these events will bring select Notre Dame faculty to museums, institutions, and universities with an Irish Studies presence to engage with their faculty, students, and the public in a scholarly response and reassessment of the seminal events of 1916.  

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