Grave matters: Death and Dying in Dublin
Organised by the City of Dublin Research Group In association with Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Saturday 12th April 2014
The Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
9.45: Opening words: Lisa Marie Griffith of Dublin Research Group and Sharon Slatter, Limerick City Archives, co-ordinator 'Beyond the Graves Conference', Limerick City.
10.00-11.20: Panel 1, 'Graveyards and sermons in Dublin'
Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, 'You may be young enough to live, but you are old enough to die': Life and death in the sermons of James Gallagher, William Gahan and Silvester Goonan
Siobhan Doyle, The Presence of Absence in Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum.
- Sean Murphy, St James's Graveyard: a unique Dublin city cemetery.
11.20-11.40: Tea break provided by Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
11.40-1.00pm: Panel 2, 'Representations of Death'
Mary Ann Bolger, The Ephemera of Eternity: the Irish Catholic memorial card as material culture.
Orla Fitzpatrick, Momento Mori: Photography and Loss.
- Stuart Kinsella, Pomp and memory: commemorating the dead at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 1500-2000.
There will be an opportunity to get a tour of the Daniel O'Connell crypt during lunch.
2.00- 3.20: Panel 3, 'War and revolution'
Paul Huddie, "That woe could wish, or vanity devise": Crimean War memorials in Dublin's Anglican churches.
Ida Milne, Stacking the coffins: the 1918-19 influenza pandemic in Dublin.
Brian Hughes, "Well may we be proud of him": family responses to the deaths of the leaders of the 1916 rising. 3.20-3.40: break
3.40-5.00: Panel 4, 'Reactions to death'
Doireann Markham, "While Ireland holds these graves": state exhumations of republicans, 1923-1924.
Ian Miller, Death, Medicine and Trauma in the Early Twentieth-Century Irish Prisons.
- James McCafferty, A new kind of death: The Niemba massacre and Irish military funerary ceremonial.
5.00-5.10: brief closing words
Running order is subject to small changes.
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