A University in War and Revolution, 1913-1919: The University College Galway experience

March - November

Ollscoil na Gaillimhe in am comhraic, 1913-1919: Cogadh agus Réabhlóid

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CONFERENCE: Before 1916 - Robert Lynd and Visions of Ireland to Come

Conference Programme: Gender ARC Conference - Before 1916: Robert Lynd and Visions of Ireland to Come

Before 1916 is a Gender ARC interdisciplinary conference as part of NUI Galway's 1916 commemoration programme - A Nation Rising.  It explores competing visions of Ireland before the 1916 Rising, as expressed by five "Voices of the New Ireland" selected by the writer Robert Lynd in Ireland a Nation (1920): Patrick Pearse, Alice Stopford Green, George Russel (AE), Tom Kettle and Dora Sigerson.

Keynote speakers are Margaret O'Callaghan (Queens University Belfast), addressing the “Politics of Commemoration”, chaired by Caitriona Clear (History, NUI Galway), and  Bryan Fanning (University College Dublin), speaking on “Patrick Pearse’s Ghost Frequencies”, chaired by Anne Byrne (Political Science and Sociology).

The conference features a roundtable of Gender ARC members speaking about the legacy and significance, then and now, of each of Lynd’s “five voices” from a gender perspective.  Contributors include Anne Byrne on AE, Mary Clancy (Global Women’s Studies/History) on Alice Stopford Green, Miriam Haughton (Drama, Theatre and Performance) on Patrick Pearse, Muireann O'Cinneide (English) on Dora Sigerson and Niamh Reilly (Political Science and Sociology) on Tom Kettle.  In addition, there will be performances of music from the period (coordinated by Mary McPartlan) and dramatic readings of work by the “five voices” by Drama, Theatre and Performance students.

All are welcome, places are limited.

To reserve a place  – please rsvp by Friday Oct 28th to

Date: Friday 4 November 2016

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: TBA