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Last Battlefield of 1916, on Moore Street Photo by: Google Images

1916 Easter Rising Conference to take place in Dublin

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Last Battlefield of 1916, on Moore Street Photo by: Google Images

Joanna Brück of University College Dublin and Lisa Godson of the National College of Art and Design/GradCAM have organized the conference, Object Matters: Making 1916, which will take place at the Wood Quay venue in Dublin’s Civic Offices on 26 and 27 April.

Speakers from a range of disciplines will speak at the event, which will showcase new research on "visual and material culture of the Rising, looking at the origins of the tricolour, Celtic Revival dress, the politics of commemoration, how 1916 is displayed in museums, Volunteer uniforms, prison art and more," reports TheJournal.ie.

Three main speakers are scheduled for the conference: Nicholas Allen, from the University of Georgia, and Pat Cooke and Mary E Daly, both from the University College Dublin.

The themes of the event include the materialization of memory; the meaning of place; the creation of national symbols; text as material culture; and representing the Rising in art and film.

Tickets and more information can be found at the official conference website, here.

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