The 1916 Irish Rising: “Australasian Perspectives”

A 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... Continue Reading →

Joe Hill

Thursday 19 November is the centenary of the execution of the famous IWW activist Joe Hill, who was killed by a firing squad in Utah, USA. His legacy lives on. To celebrate his life, there will be a screening of the long-lost 1971 bio-pic Joe Hill, by renowned Swedish director Bo Widerberg, at Trades Hall on Thursday 19... Continue Reading →

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