Saturday Scholar Series: "1916: Screening the Irish Rebellion"


Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum of Art

“1916: Screening the Irish Rebellion” The 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin is not only a seminal historical event in Irish history but one which had reverberations around the globe, inspiring future freedom movements in places as far flung as India and Africa. The Rising itself was globalized from the start. Without the support of the Irish diaspora in the U.S., the Rising would never have happened. This talk will examine the complexities of these events and the experience of translating them into a documentary series for television. Presented by Briona Nic Dhiarmada, Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies, Department of Irish Language and Literature; Concurrent Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre In the Saturday Scholars lecture series, you are invited to experience an intimate discussion with Notre Dame’s most engaging faculty speakers on some of the most pressing and fascinating issues of our times. Each lecture and Q&A are presented on “home game” Saturdays, this one occurring before the Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest University game. No tickets are required for any of the lectures.