DATE: 24 & 25 June 2015 Time: 10am - 5pm
VENUE: National Gallery of Ireland
Revival to Revolution is a two-day event focusing on the literary career of UCD alumnus and revolutionary figure Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916). As the centenary of the Easter Rising approaches, this symposium will investigate a series of cultural shifts that brought about the revolutionary actions culminating in the 1916 Rising. Distinguished experts in the fields of Irish History, Literature and Art History will contribute lectures on MacDonagh’s revivalist affiliations placing special emphasis on The Irish Review (1911-1914) as illustrative of the close relationship between art and politics during this time.
On June 25th at 2.30pm in the Lecture Theatre of the National Gallery of Ireland there will be a public screening of RTE’s documentary On Behalf of the Provisional Government: Thomas MacDonagh by Aindreas O’Gallchoir (1966) courtesy of RTÉ Archives. Former Director General of RTE Cathal Goan will chair this session.
Prof. Declan Kiberd, University of Notre Dame (Welcome address)
Prof. Denise Ayo, University of Notre Dame
Prof. Kurt Bullock, Grand Valley State University
Prof. Alex Davis, UCC
Prof. Nicola Gordon Bowe, NCAD
Dr Shane Kenna, TCD
Dr PJ Mathews, UCD
Dr Conor McCarthy, NUIM
Dr Conor Mulvagh, UCD
Ruth O’Donnell, Artist Printmaker, Graphic Studio Dublin
Cathal Goan, Former Director General, RTE
An exhibition of holdings selected from UCD Special Collections will introduce and contextualise MacDonagh and The Irish Review.
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The event is aimed at the general public and academics.
This project has been funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award and is kindly supported by the UCD Humanities Institute