This lecture will focus on the commemoration of the Great War in Ireland.

It will explore the complex relationship between social memory and space in the representation of the war. In addition, it will consider how Irish efforts to collectively remember the Great War were constantly in dialogue with issues surrounding the national question, and the memorials themselves bore witness to these tensions and ambiguities.

Nuala Johnson is a historical geographer based at Queen’s University, Belfast.  Her research interests include the relationships between identity politics and representation. Cambridge University Press published her book, Ireland, the Great War and the Geography Remembrance, in 2003.

This event is organised by NMNI.

Event Details


Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 -
13:00 to 14:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

This is a free event however booking is advised. Book your place here.

For further information, please contact Ulster Museum Reception on 028 9044 0000 or email

This talk will be held in the Lecture Theatre on the ground floor.