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Panel discussion, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
Six days that shook an empire: the centenary of the Irish Rising
Join a panel of speakers chaired by Maxine McKew to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, 1916.
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.