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Remembering Ireland's Easter Rising 1916

Marking 100 years, Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916 will be commemorated with a series of public events. (Published 5 April 2016)

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Forthcoming public lecture

Reflections on the 1916 Rising

The next public lecture will be delivered by Professor Joe Lee, Professor of History and Director of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University. Members of the public are especially welcome to attend.

About the series

The University of Edinburgh, with funding from the Irish Government’s Ireland 2016 programme, will host a series of public events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916.

The rising proved to be the critical moment in Irish history which initiated the Irish Revolution that led to the end of British rule in Ireland in 1921-2. One of the key revolutionaries was Edinburgh-born James Connolly, later executed for his role in leading the rebellion.

1916-2016 event programme

Events will be taking place throughout the year including:

  • Film series with the Filmhouse Cinema, curated by Dr Niall Whelehan, taking place in March-April 2016
  • Public lectures given by distinguished international experts such as Joe Lee (New York University), Catriona Crowe (National Archives of Ireland) and Fearghal McGarry (Queen’s University Belfast).
  • A symposium on the life and legacy of James Connolly in June 2016, jointly organised with the Irish Centre for the Histories and Class, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Find out more about the Screening Irish History film series

The 1916 Rising was the transformational moment in Irish history and it is very fitting that Edinburgh University, which is a world leading centre for the advanced study of Irish history, should be at the forefront of explaining the global significance of this event to the public in Britain and internationally

Professor Enda DelaneyProfessor of Modern History

Previous events

The first lecture was delivered by Dr Fearghal McGarry on Wednesday 2 March and is now available to watch online.

The second lecture was delivered by Catriona Crowe, National Archives of Ireland.