Day 1      Friday 26th April                                                                                                                                                  

8.30-9.00              Conference registration

9.00-9.40              Conference launch and welcome from Lord Mayor of Dublin, conference organisers

9.40-10.30            Keynote Lecture

Pat Cooke (University College Dublin, formerly Director of Kilmainham Gaol and the Pearse Museum) – Aethereality and materiality: material culture and the myth of 1916

Introduced and chaired by Professor Declan McGonagle, Director of the National College of Art and Design

10.30-10.50          Coffee

10.50-12.10          The Fabric of the Rising

Brian Hand (Institute of Technology Carlow) – Where did the tricolour in the GPO come from?

Franc Myles (Archaeology & Built Heritage) – Beating the retreat.  The final hours of the Easter Rising

Bill McCormack (Goldsmiths College, retired) – Materiality and forgery: the castle document

12.10-1.00             Lunch

1.00-2.20               Revivalism and the Rising

Joanna Brück (University College Dublin) – ‘A good Irishman should blush every time he sees a penny’: gender, nationalism and memory in Irish internment camp craftwork, 1916-1923

Hilary O’Kelly (National College of Art and Deisgn) – Celtic Revival dress and 1916

Róisín Kennedy (University College Dublin) – A ‘tragic and heroic phase of Irish history’: visual art and the legacy of 1916, one generation on

2.20-3.40               Recording the Rising

Ciara Chambers (University of Ulster) – The “aftermath” of the Rising in cinema newsreels

Daniel Jewesbury (artist) – A constitution for a state yet to come?  The unbroken promise of the half-proclamation

Justin Carville (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire) – Imagining commemoration: photography, memory and affect in the Easter Rising

3.40-4.00               Coffee

4.00-5.20               Remembering the Rising

Lar Joye (National Museum of Ireland) – Displaying the nation:  the 1916 exhibition at the National museum of Ireland (1932-1991)

Elizabeth Crooke (University of Ulster) – Political sensitivities and the interpretation of the material culture of the Easter Rising

Damien Shiels (Rubicon Heritage) – Place versus memory: forgetting Ireland’s sites of independence

5.30-6.20               Keynote Lecture followed by wine reception

Mary E. Daly (Professor of History, UCD) – 1916 as the national commemoration?  The paradox

Day 2      Saturday 27th April                                                                                                                                            

9.30-9.40              Welcome


9.40-11.20            Reconstructions and the Rising

Linda King (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire) – Collages and composites: the visual evolution of the proclamation

Catherine Marshall (Royal Irish Academy) – Picture this: artists’ responses to 1916

Ellen Rowley (Trinity College Dublin) – Conflict and concrete: the architecture of reconstruction in post-1916 Dublin

Elaine Sisson (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire) – The actor as revenant: Pearse, MacLiammoir and the materialisation of history

11.20-11.40          Coffee

11.40-1.20            Representing the Rising

Kevin Rockett (Trinity College Dublin) – Changing representations of Ireland’s past in films made during the 1910s

Brian Crowley (Pearse Museum, Dublin) – Pearse’s profile: the creation of an icon

Jane Tynan (University of the Arts, London) – ‘Legion of the excluded’: the unmilitary appearance of the 1916 rebels

Eimear O’Connor (Trinity College Dublin) – Men of the West and 1916: an emblem of presence and absence

1.20-2.00                Lunch

2.00-3.20               The Affective Bonds of the Rising

Laura McAtackney (University College Dublin) – Autograph books: exploring female experiences of political imprisonment

Orla Fitzpatrick (University of Ulster) – Portraits and propogranda: photographs of the widows and children of the 1916 leaders in The Catholic Bulletin

Jack Elliott (University of Warwick) – ‘After I am hanged my portrait will be interesting but not before’.  Ephemera and the construction of personal responses to the Easter Rising

3.20-3.40               Coffee

3.50-4.40               Keynote Lecture

Nicholas Allen (Franklin Professor of English, University of Georgia) – Lost city of the archipelago: Dublin at the end of Empire


One Response to “Programme”


  1. #phdlife… Impressions and Ideas: April Conference Season! | #phdlife - May 3, 2013

    […] the smorgasbord of Artefact, then, my last April conference jaunt was to Making 1916: The Material and Visual Culture of 1916 . Surely a landmark event in the scholarship of the topic, the programme for this event covered a […]

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