The TCD School of English Staff-Postgraduate Seminar Series is thrilled to announce a public lecture by Professor Kevin Whelan, Michael Smurfit Director of the Keough-Notre Dame Centre in Dublin, entitled “1916: What caused the Rising?” on Tuesday, 15 December at 17:00 in the Trinity Long Room Hub.
Professor Whelan has written or edited fifteen books and over one hundred articles on Ireland’s history, geography and culture, including The Tree of Liberty. Radicalism, Catholicism and the Construction of Irish Identity 1760-1830 (1996), Fellowship of Freedom: The United Irishmen and the 1798 Rebellion (1998), and Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape (1997). His influential articles include “An underground gentry?,” “The Republic in the Village,” “The Memories of ‘The Dead,'” and “The Green Atlantic.’” For many years he directed the annual Irish Seminar, the leading seminar in the field of Irish Studies, whose faculty has included Edward Said, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Homi Bhabha, Fred Jameson and Benedict Anderson.
We look forward to seeing you all at this term’s final seminar, which promises to be a fascinating event.