Easter Rising

The 2016 Island Voices programme welcomesProfessor Elizabeth Crooke for her lecture, 'Remembrance and Neglect: Negotiating 1916 in 2016 '.

This talk explores the idea of heritage and allegiance by looking at the contribution of commemoration to identity building and how, in recent years, this has been renegotiated.

Seminal moments in our past have been reinterpreted, deconstructed and represented, with both the First World War and the Easter Rising, now being presented as aspects of our shared history. 

Returning to the Tower Museum in Derry~Londonderry, guest speakers will each explore the social, cultural and political landscape of Ireland in 1916. This year’s theme concentrates on the complex and sometimes contested relationships which exist between language, identity and nationhood, offering different perspectives on our shared history.

The lectures have been organised to offer audiences the opportunity to revisit an important period in history to reveal the ways in which landmark historical events such as the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme have shaped our understanding of ourselves and each other.

All lectures are free to attend. 


Event Details


Tower Museum
Union Hall Place
BT48 6LU


Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 13:00

Centenary Event

Tickets and further information

All talks are free and lunch is provided. Please book your place by contacting the Tower Museum. Tel: (028) 7137 2411 or email tower@derrystrabane.com