Modern Irish History Conference
Trinity College Dublin, Carlow College and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art presents a four day conferenced, titled ‘Conflict, Migration and Identity in Modern Ireland: Global and transnational perspectives’. This conference will host world renowned speakers who will reflect on modern Irish history and culture.
Lectures, talks, performances and masterclasses in this unique conference will take place from the 12th to the 15th of April and will be held in Carlow College and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art. The conference promises insight, education, entertainment and an opportunity to reflect on the fascinating relationship between conflict, migration and identity in modern Irish history and culture. The programme features world-renowned Irish and international academics, artists and commentators, alongside those from our own local colleges here in Carlow.
A high-point is Professor Joe Lee, from New York University, who will deliver a talk on the Easter Rising, the 1916 proclamation and the role of Patrick Pearse in modern Irish history at 6.45pm on 13 April in the VISUAL. Other key speakers include
The conference is also set within the context of VISUAL’s spring exhibition programme of Irish and international work which explores questions of contemporary cultural identities in response to the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The programme includes Recreating the Pastoral, a major solo show by Yinka Shonibare MBE, Post Colony by Gareth Kennedy and many more exciting performances.
Migration is central to Irish history and 2016 is a particularly opportune moment to reflect on its relationship with issues of conflict and identity. The conference forms part of a wider inter-institutional agreement between Trinity College Dublin and Carlow College and is a key element in the development of a four year inter-disciplinary programme in Irish history and culture entitled ‘Reimagining Ireland’.
The conference is free to all students currently registered at Carlow College and Trinity College Dublin. For all other participants, there is a registration fee of €25 /15 to cover the three days of the conference. For those wishing to register for a single day, the registration fee is €15/10. The registration fee includes access to all performances related to the conference, plus lunch. For those wishing to attend the conference dinner on Thursday 14th at 6pm, there is an additional fee of €28. Registration is now live, and any queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For further conference details, please contact:
Richard McMahon 059 9153298/ RIMCMAHO@tcd.ie
For media information, please contact:
Margaret Hegarty 085 1059758/ firstname.lastname@example.org