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A Nation Rising
Ireland 1916-2016: The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty
National Conference, November 10-12 | Comhdháil Náisiúnta, Samhain 10-12
The centrepiece of The Centenary Conversations, Galway was a free landmark academic conference at NUI Galway, entitled Ireland 1916-2016: The Promise and Challenge of National Sovereignty.
Mar chuid lárnach de Ag Cur is ag Cúiteamh faoin gComóradh Céad Bliain, Gaillimh beidh comhdháil mhór acadúil in OÉ, Gaillimh, dar teideal Éire 1916-2016: Gealladh agus Dúshláin na Ceannasachta Náisiúnta.
The conference's plenary speakers included Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General of the Department of Education & Skills; Philip Pettit, L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University; An Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford; Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Clair Wills, Leonard L. Milberg Professor of Irish Letters at Princeton University; Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford; Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford; Brendan O'Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania; and Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland and Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations.
Watch videos of the conference below:
Thursday, 10 November - 2.00 pm: Conference Opening by Dr Jim Browne, President, NUI Galway and An tUasal Seán Ó Foghlú, Secretary General, Department of Education and Skills
Thursday, 10 November - 2.30 pm: Conference Session 1: European Republicanism: The Past and the Potential with Professor Philip Pettit, LS Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values, Princeton University
Thursday, 10 November - 7.00 pm: Address by An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD
Thursday, 10 November - 7.30 pm: Conference Session 2: The Promise of 1916 with Professor Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish History, University of Oxford
Friday, 11 November - 9.30 am: Address by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs, Ms Heather Humphreys TD
Friday, 11 November - 10.00 am: Conference Session 3: Culture and Identity in a Globalized World with Professor Clair Wills, Leonard L. Milberg Professor of Irish Letters, Princeton University
|Friday, 11 November - 2.00 pm: Conference Session 4: Economy, Society and the Well-Being of Citizens with Professor Kevin O’Rourke, Chichele Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford|
|Saturday, 12 November - 10.00 am: Conference Session 5: The Challenges, Promise and Responsibility of Education in the 21st Century with Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford||Saturday, 12 November - 2.00 pm: Conference Session 6: Political Futures and New Paradigms with Professor Brendan O’Leary, Lauder Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania|
NUI Galway Commemorates 1916
As the nation joins together to commemorate the events of the last one hundred years, so too has our diverse university community.
Our Programme of Events
NUI Galway’s commemorative programme examines the events of 1916 from a variety of perspectives at local, regional and national levels.
NUI Galway's Programme of Events
To commemorate the 1916 Centenary we are running a year-long programme of events
An Teanga Bheo
Is croílár den chlár comórtha í an Ghaeilge, agus beidh go leor imeachtaí á gcur i láthair trí Ghaeilge. Glacfaidh go leor acadóirí agus taighdeoirí ón Roinn Gaeilge agus ó Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge páirt sa chlár trí chomhdhálacha, cainteanna agus foilseacháin a chur ar fáil don phobal, ina measc:
- 29 Lúnasa 2015: Siompóisiam poiblí: 'Ó Bhéal go Pár: Ciarán Bairéad agus a Shaothar i mBaile Chláir na Gaillimhe'
- 9-10 Deireadh Fómhair 2015: Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
- 25 Feabhra 2016: Léiriú drámata: Tír gan Teanga, Tír gan Anam: Athbheochan na Gaeilge agus Éirí Amach 1916 (Tír gan Teanga, Tír gan Anam: The Gaelic Revival and the 1916 Rising)
- 22-23 Aibreán 2016: Comhdháil: Ilteangachas á cheiliúradh in Éirinn 2016 (Celebrating Multilingualism in Ireland 2016)
- 27-29 Bealtaine 2016: Féile Scannán na Réabhlóide 2016
- 8-9 Deireadh Fómhair 2016: Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge: 1916 agus an Fhéiniúlacht Náisiúnta >> www.comhdhail.com