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05-06 February, 2016 at O'Reilly Hall, UCD

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Globalising the Rising: 1916 in International Context at UCD

The conference, titled Globalising the Rising: 1916 in international contextis being held at UCD O’Reilly Hall on Friday, 5th February and Saturday, 6th February, 2016.

This conference focuses on the Easter Rising which broke out in Dublin on 24 April 1916. Aiming to inform public discourse in advance of the state centenary, it investigates the Rising both from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. By internationalising the Irish experience, this seminal event in modern Irish history will be considered in a global context. The rising was shaped by transnational forces, including the end of an empire, the growth of nationalism, and the First World War. Furthermore, the 1916 Rising was watched closely by radicals and aspirant revolutionaries as far away as India and Russia.

Together with academics across memory studies, political science, language, and literary criticism, on Sat 6 Feb at 10 am a medicine panel, chaired by David Durnin (UCD), will lead a discussion on Treating the wounded: medicine in 1916: trenches and barricades by featuring an array of papers including:-

  • Surgery in 1916 (Joe Duignan, UCD and SVUH, retired)
  • The Mater Hospital and the 1916 Rising (Ronan Cahill, UCD & Sr Eugene Nolan, Mater Hospital)
  • More danger than he can digest: Paediatric gunshot injuries of Easter Week 1916 in context (Barry Kennerk, Temple Street Hospital).

A detailed programme is available here.

The conference is free of charge and open to everyone. Booking is through EVENTBRITE and is open for registration now. For group and school bookings, please contact conor.mulvagh@ucd.ie in advance to avoid disappointment.