The Irish Memory Studies Research Network hosts a day with Professor Guy Beiner

UCD Humanities Institute

Tuesday, 1st April2014

Professor Guy Beiner is a leading expert in the fields of folk memory and social remembrance and forgetting. His book Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory (2007) was heralded as “The most important monograph on Irish history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to be published in recent years.” Currently, Professor Beiner is Marie Curie Gerda Henkel Fellow at Oxford University and is writing a book on Social Forgetting in Ulster and beyond. 

Memory Studies Workshop

Professor Beiner will lead an interdisciplinary workshop on Post-Memory and the issue of maintaining a sense of a living connection to the past. The workshop will follow the work of Marianne Hirsch and will be a starting place for students and researchers to talk over the ‘era of memory’, the transfer and ethical responsibilities of memory, and what these ideas mean for future memory studies.

The workshop will be held in the Humanities Institute Seminar Room, 10-12. For more details and to register, please contact Dr Emilie Pine (

‘Memory and Community’ Lecture Series

Following the workshop, Professor Beiner will deliver a lecture on ‘Intra-Community Remembering and Forgetting: Commemorative Possessiveness and Envy in Ulster’ at 2.30pm in the HI Seminar Room (H204).

These events are made possible by funding from the College of Arts and Celtic Studies and UCD Humanities Institute. For more details on the network, or to join the mailing list, please email Dr Emilie Pine (School of English, Drama and Film).