This conference focusses on the Easter Rising which broke out in Dublin on 24 April 1916. Aiming to inform public discourse in advance of the state centenary, it investigates the Rising both from international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

By internationalising the Irish experience, this seminal event in modern Irish history will be considered in global context. The rising was shaped by transnational forces, including the end of empire, the growth of nationalism, and the First World War. Furthermore, the 1916 Rising was watched closely by radicals and aspirant revolutionaries as far away as India and Russia.

By interpreting the Rising from multiple disciplinary perspectives, new avenues of research into the 1916 Rising will be explored. Study of the Rising is by no means confined to historians. Scholars in memory studies, political science, medicine, language, and literary criticism will outline how this event impacts upon their own disciplines and also how their disciplines can advance our understanding of this event.

The conference is free of charge and open to everyone. The papers and panels presented are aimed to be of interest to everyone from school students to specialists.

This project has been funded by University College Dublin Decade of Centenaries Award.

This event is organised by UCD Decade of Centenaries.

Event Details


O'Reilly Hall, University College Dublin
Dublin 4


Friday, February 5, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

Please register in advance in order to secure your place. Attendees should note that tickets must be booked for each day (Friday and Saturday) of the conference.  Please print your ticket and bring it with you to secure entry on the day in question.

For group and school bookings, please contact in advance to avoid disappointment.

Booking is through EVENTBRITE and is open for registration now.