The armed insurrection that began on Easter Monday, 1916, in Dublin had repercussions on the other side of the world here in Melbourne, and across the then British Empire.
To commemorate the centenary of the Rising, and to accompany our display The Irish Rising: 'A terrible beauty is born', join a panel of international and local speakers chaired by Maxine McKew, as they discuss the political and social ramifications in Victoria.
- Maxine McKew (chair), Honorary Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
- Dr Fearghal McGarry, Queen's University, Belfast
- Professor Gillian Russell, Gerry Higgins Chair in Irish Studies, University of Melbourne
- John Clarke, writer and performer
- Dr Kevin Molloy, Manager, Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library Victoria.
The Library's Irish Rising display and programs are presented in partnership with University of Melbourne. The University will host an international academic conference on 7–8 April to explore the impact of the Easter Rising.