DATE: 7th - 8th July
VENUE: 43 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
UCD will host a one-day conference to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme and to reflect on the ways that the Great War has been remembered in Ireland and across Europe over the past century. The conference speakers will consider patterns of memory and look at how different countries acknowledge and remember the Great War.
The conference will be complemented by a public interview with Professor Frank McGuinness, Writer-in-Residence, UCD School of English, Drama and Film, to mark the Abbey Theatre’s co-production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.
Post event, keynote speakers at the conference will be podcast on the Irish Memory Studies Network online research platform. A special academic workshop will also be hosted by the Marginal Memories project.
This project has been funded by