As part of 'Reflecting the Rising', RTÉ's series of 1916-related public events that took place on Easter Monday, 28 March 2016, Inspiring Ireland featured a series of talks and interactive guides to its exhibitions, hosted in the Royal Irish Academy. The talks were first-come, first serve, and every one was filled to capacity. DRI and Inspiring Ireland staff took Periscope videos of the talks on the day, and these videos are now available to view on our Vimeo page. The programme for the talks was as follows:
Dr Natalie Harrower, Director, Digital Repository of Ireland, 'Lizzie Walsh: An Unwitting Woman of the Rising'
Dr. Teresa Breathnach, Design Historian, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, 'A call to arms: communicating the Rising'
Dr. Brian Hughes, Associate Lecturer in History, University of Exeter, 'The ordinary lives of extraordinary men: the leaders of the Easter Rising'
Dr. Timothy G. McMahon, Assistant Professor of History, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 'Bulmer Hobson: Easter's Forgotten Militant'
Pádraig Yeates, Journalist, author & member of the 1913 Committee, '1916: the Rising and beyond'
Aisling Conroy, Artist, National Irish Visual Arts Library, NCAD, 'Michael Healy's 1916 Diary: A Centenary Debut.'
Caroline McGee, Inspiring Ireland Project Creative Lead, 'Rising Time: family history discoveries and Inspiring Ireland 1916'
Click here to view all the videos together.