Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

7-4-2017 11:15 AM

End Date

7-4-2017 12:15 PM

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My research covers the 1916 Easter Rising that occurred in Dublin. I am looking at how the media coverage portrayed the events of Easter Week 1916 both in their immediate aftermath and during the Centenary celebrations that recently occurred. I am investigating this to determine if the more recent interpretations of what happened over romanticize the events that took place or if they provide the proper weight to events that are the first steps toward the birth of a modern nation free of colonial domination. To do this I plan to look at newspaper accounts from the period, both from the US and England. For modern accounts, I will examine the some of the celebratory events and other commemorations that occurred in 2016.

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Apr 7th, 11:15 AM Apr 7th, 12:15 PM

Easter Rising 1916: How to Remember the Terrible Beauty Born

Hall of Governors

My research covers the 1916 Easter Rising that occurred in Dublin. I am looking at how the media coverage portrayed the events of Easter Week 1916 both in their immediate aftermath and during the Centenary celebrations that recently occurred. I am investigating this to determine if the more recent interpretations of what happened over romanticize the events that took place or if they provide the proper weight to events that are the first steps toward the birth of a modern nation free of colonial domination. To do this I plan to look at newspaper accounts from the period, both from the US and England. For modern accounts, I will examine the some of the celebratory events and other commemorations that occurred in 2016.