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Professor Kevin Whelan: The 1916 Rebellion in a Wider Perspective

April 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

The American Irish Historical Society, in partnership with Queens College Irish Studies Program and the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies, is honored to welcome Professor Kevin Whelan to present a lecture on, The 1916 Easter Rising in a Wider Perspective. This illustrated lecture considers the 1916 Rising in Ireland as the military culmination of a longer political, social and cultural revolution that should be set within wider international, imperial and military contexts. The Rising should not be viewed through an exclusively Irish lens: it involved several international actors – the British Empire, the protagonists of the First World War, the Women’s Movement, the Catholic Church, and socialism. Ignited by international as well as national forces, its outcome must also be assessed in terms of the arid post-war settlement that contributed to interwar fascism and authoritarianism. This lecture deploys a wider geographical horizon and a longer time frame to contextualize the 1916 Rising. We thank Queens College Irish Studies Program and the CUNY Institute for Irish-American Studies for co-sponsoring this event.

 

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Details

Date:
April 18, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm

Venue

American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028 United States
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Phone:
(212)288-2263
Website:
www.aihs.org


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