Seminar 1916 Centenary
The Australian- Irish Heritage Association is pleased to announce its final event to celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
Location: NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY Fremantle
Tannock Hall of Education
Cnr Cliff and Croke Street, Fremantle
Registration fees: $20 one day $30 two days. Starting at 9am and concluding at 5pm
For further details refer to our website (www.irishheritage.net) or contact Denis Bratton at 93453530
Eminent lecturers from across Australia will inform and discuss from various viewpoints not so much the basic history of the Rising but how it impacted the country and its people as well the diaspora overseas. Richard Kearney suggests: ‘there is no unitary master narrative of Irish cultural history, but a plurality of transitions between different perspectives.’ The role of women was almost written out of the Rising story, but more recent revisions are correcting this. An important aspect of the story also is the distinct absence of the Northern Irish voice in the narrative of 1916. The place of violence and of the arts in Irish Nationalism as expressed by Irish writers such as Yeats is worthy of discussion.