Inspiring Ireland 1916 features as part of 'Reflecting the Rising', RTÉ's series of 1916-related public events taking place on Easter Monday, 28 March 2016. The Royal Irish Academy will be hosting a series of talks as part of 'Reflecting the Rising' on that date, with an interactive exhibition of Inspiring Ireland 1916 material playing a key role in the day's events. RTÉ are facilitating the day's events in association with Ireland 2016, with similar talks and exhibitions taking place in other venues across the city.
The Inspiring Ireland 1916 exhibition will also include a series of 'pop-up' talks. These are short, unticketed sessions that operate on a 'first-come, first-serve' basis. All will take place in the RIA Library Reading Room between 12.30 and 3.30pm on Monday 28th March. Each session is 25 minutes long, with the talk itself covering approximately 10 minutes, and the remaining time devoted to audience questions and an opportunity for attendees to take part in a guided browse of the Inspiring Ireland 1916 exhibitions.
12.30pm: Dr Natalie Harrower, Director, Digital Repository of Ireland, 'Lizzie Walsh: An Unwitting Woman of the Rising'
1.00pm: Dr. Teresa Breathnach, Design Historian, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, 'A call to arms: communicating the Rising'
1.30pm: Dr. Brian Hughes, Associate Lecturer in History, University of Exeter, 'The ordinary lives of extraordinary men: the leaders of the Easter Rising'
2.00pm: Dr. Timothy G. McMahon, Assistant Professor of History, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 'Bulmer Hobson: Easter's Forgotten Militant'
2.30pm: Pádraig Yeates, Journalist, author & member of the 1913 Committee, '1916: the Rising and beyond'
3.00pm: Aisling Conroy, Artist, National Irish Visual Arts Library, NCAD, 'Michael Healy's 1916 Diary: A Centenary Debut.'
3.30pm: Caroline McGee, Inspiring Ireland Project Creative Lead, 'Rising Time: family history discoveries and Inspiring Ireland 1916'