DATE: 27-28 October 2016
VENUE: To be announced
UCD Irish Memory Studies Network will host a multidisciplinary conference, co-organised with NUI Galway, to mark the completion of the 1916: Home: 2016 project. This project marks the 20th anniversary of the closing of the last Magdalene Laundry in Ireland, and complicates the narrative of the 1916 commemorations by engaging in debate about the realities of the State that resulted from the idea of the nation proclaimed during Easter week.
This one-day conference, with four panels of three speakers will feature participation by artists and academics and will culminate in a final roundtable discussion. The panel discussions will address the topics of : Ethics and Commemoration; Performing Bodies; Spaces of Memory; and Artists and Change.
Post event podcast recordings of all delivered papers will be hosted by the Irish Memory Studies Network at the UCD Humanities Institute.
Along with the podcasts the organisers will publish an edited collection of essays and thought-pieces, edited by Dr Emilie Pine (UCD) and Dr Charlotte McIvor (NUIG) as an addition to the already existing of the Magdalene Oral History Project at UCD.
This project has been funded by