Symposium: Easter Rising and Cultures of Anti-Imperialism

When:16 Jun 2016, 9am - 6pm
Venue:Central Lecture Block 5, UNSW (Map Ref E19)
Dublin Streets Rising

This symposium addresses anti-imperialist aspects of the Easter Rising of 1916, both in its conception and its impact. To what extent was the Rising influence by anti-imperialist ideas? How did it influence other anti-imperialist movements around the world? What about responses to the Rising in Australia and in Irish-Australia? How were anti-imperialist writers and intellectuals, such as James Joyce, inspired by the Rising? Drawing together a range of international academic experts, approaching this topic from a variety of perspectives, this event will offer fresh perspectives on a key moment in cultural and intellectual history.


9-9.15am Introductions and Formalities

9.15-10.45am Mark Finnane (Griffith) – “Fading echo of a distant drum? The Easter Rising in Australian history and memory”

Jeff Kildea (UNSW) ‘Lads or Lackeys: Australian Soldiers in the Service of the British Empire 1899-1920’

10.45-11.15 Coffee

11.15am-12.45pm via Skype Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia University), "Dislocation and Discovery: James Cousins' Search for Ireland in India”

Ultán Gillen (University of Teeside) ‘Imperialism and Political Thought in Revolutionary Ireland’

12.45-2pm Lunch

2-3.30pm David Dwan (University of Oxford), ‘Rationality and the Rising’

Ronan McDonald (UNSW) ‘What Lies at the Threshold: Roger Casement and the Haunting of Genre’

3.30-4.00pm Coffee

4-5pm Andrew Gibson ‘Have yous viewsed Piers’ aube?’: James Joyce and the Easter Rising'

5pm Roundtable and Reception

This is a free event, however registration is required.

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Download the program, abstracts and bios here

On 15 June from 5pm-8:30pm, in the Ritchie Theatre, John Niland Scientia Building there will be a screening and discussion of “1916: The Irish Rebellion.”  All are welcome.

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