After the War: Commemorating the Great War in Ireland

Conference & Workshop

After the War: Remembering the First World War across Europe

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.


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This project has been funded by

University College Dublin Decade of Centenaries Award

Dr Emilie Pine

Lecturer in Modern Drama in the UCD School of English, Drama and Film


Emilie’s main research interests are in the interdisciplinary study of modern Irish culture, with a specific focus on memory and trauma studies, theatre and film. Her book, The Politics of Irish Memory: Performing Remembrance in Contemporary Irish Culture is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Emilie is Assistant Editor of the Irish University Review and is a Fulbright Ireland Alumni. She continues to work on Irish culture, memory and trauma and is founding Director of the Irish Memory Studies Research Network, funded by the Irish Research Council and UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies, and supported by UCD Humanities Institute. Emilie is a member of the management committee of the research project COST Action 1203 In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe and on the steering committee for the 1916: Home: 2016 project to commemorate Irish Magdalene history.