Friday, 16 June 2017

1916 in Global Context: Connections and Comparisons

The purpose of this conference is to explore the significance of Ireland’s Easter Rising and other revolutionary events in the year 1916 in the context of growing challenges to the global imperial system. Our aim is to test the hypothesis that the Irish revolutionary generation was embedded in a range of global transnational networks and that the Rising itself has parallels with other revolutionary events around the world in 1916. The Easter Rising took place during a period of global revolutionary transformations that are often overshadowed by the 1917 Russian Revolution. These include the Mexican Revolution, the Arab Revolt, the Basmachi Revolt, as well as street protests and food riots in European cities.


The following scholars have already committed to giving papers on their fields of expertise: Nicola Miller (Latin America); Jonathan Hyslop (South Africa); Padraic Kenney (Poland); Heike Liebau (Germany); Fatemeh Masjedi (Persia); Filipe de Meneses (Portuguese Empire); Andrew Newby (Finland); Michael Provence (Arab world); Danielle Ross (Central Asia); Vanda Wilcox (Italy).


The conference is an initiative of the CITE – the Centre for the Investigation of Transnational Encounters at NUI Galway and forms part of the NUI Galway’s ‘A Nation Rising’ year-long programme of events to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916 . 


Support from the Irish Research Council for this conference is acknowledged.

Location: Moore Institute, NUI Galway    
Time:Thursday, 16 June - Friday, 17 June 2016