Reflections on the Easter Rising 1916 Documentary and Discussion

When:15 Jun 2016, 5pm - 8:30pm
Venue:Ritchie Theatre, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW
Who:Various
1916 The Irish Rebellion

Screening and Discussion of “1916: The Irish Rebellion”

Introduced by His Excellency Noel White, Irish Ambassador to Australia

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire and changed Irish history irrevocably. However, the Easter Rising was an international event, partly conceived by Irish exiles abroad and influencing decolonisation movements around the world. This documentary features a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts.

1916: The Irish Rebellion was produced by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame University, who have partnered with the Irish Government and leading universities and institutions worldwide to host a series of international academic events, under the banner ‘Reframing 1916’. We are delighted to welcome the producers of this documentary to UNSW.

Following the screening, we will host a panel discussion on 1916 and its international legacies.

6.45pm Panel Discussion

Bríona Nic Dhíarmada (Producer), Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O'Donnell Professor of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of Film, Television and Theater, University of Notre Dame

Christopher Fox (Executive Producer), Professor of English and Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

Rónán McDonald, Director of Irish Studies at UNSW, Professor of Modern Literature

Jeff Kildea, Adjunct Professor of Irish History, UNSW

David Dwan, Associate Professor of Irish Literature, University of Oxford

Chair Judith Fox, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

Followed by a Reception in Scientia Foyer

Attendees are welcome to come to the panel debate at 6.45 if they cannot make the screening.

This is a free event, however registration is required. 

Register here

Download the program (PDF) [101 Kb]


On 16 June from 9am-6pm, in Central Lecture Block Theatre 5, there will be an academic symposium on ‘The Easter Rising and Cultures of Anti-Imperialism’ featuring a range of international experts. All are welcome.

Find out more here

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