Winter Lecture Series 2016
1916: Rebellion, War and Commemoration in Ireland and beyond
25th February 2016 'Divided history in a divided society: Commemorating the Rising and the Somme in Northern Ireland' Marie Coleman, Queen's University, Belfast
This paper will explore how key national and international events, the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme, have been and are commemorated in Northern Ireland. Their significance to the divided communities of the 'north' is a key feature of these commemorations, and this paper will explore how the Rising and the Somme have been remembered and the changes that have taken place in recent years.
Bio: Marie Coleman is a lecturer in Modern Irish History at the School of History and Anthropology, Queen's University, Belfast. Her research interests lie in 20th century Irish history, in particular the Irish Revolution which was the subject of her most recent book, The Irish Revolution: 1913-23 (Routledge, 2013). She has also published on the revolution in Longford, veterans and financial assistance, and the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes.
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