The 1916 Irish Rising: “Australasian Perspectives”

Easter Rising conferenceA number of events are being held to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916.  A conference at the University of Melbourne, 7-8 April, will feature a number of local and international experts who will address a range of aspects of the Rising, including its Australasian contexts. Keynote Speakers at the event include Dr Roisín Higgins (Teesside University); Dr Fearghal McGarry Queen’s University Belfast); and Dr Guy Beiner (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev).

Conference registration is $60 for the two days and includes morning and afternoon tea, and lunch for both days. The full conference programme can be viewed  online. To register, visit the conference website. For further details contact Jack Maloney.


Other associated events include:

Exhibition: The Irish Rising: “A terrible beauty is born” – exhibition in the Cowan Gallery, State Library of Victoria. It runs until 31 July 2016. Entry is free.

Panel discussion: “Six days that shook an empire: the centenary of the Irish Rising” – panel discussion,  9 April 2016, 2:00pm–3:15pm.

Panellists include: Maxine McKew (chair), Honorary Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne; Dr Fearghal McGarry, Queen’s University, Belfast; Professor Gillian Russell, Gerry Higgins Chair in Irish Studies, University of Melbourne; John Clarke, writer and performer; Dr Kevin Molloy, Manager, Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library Victoria. (Village Roadshow Theatrette).

Documentary screening: A documentary screening of “Michael, they have shot them” takes place after the panel discussion (3:30pm–4:15pm). Further details available from the SLV.

Conference registrations are still open; however, both the panel discussion and film screening are now booked out. 


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