Universities in Revolution and State Formation

Student and academic revolts, from the 1790s up to the present day, featuring the French student uprisings of 1968, Easter 1916, and other major protest movements which led to the emergence of new states, were explored in an international history conference at UCD.

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Globalising the Rising: 1916 in context

A two day flagship conference examining the 1916 Rising in an international context will bring together leading Irish historians, political scientists and international experts. Globalising the Rising: 1916 in Context takes place on Friday 5th, and Saturday 6th of February 2016 in University College Dublin.

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Guy Beiner at the grave of the United Irish protomartyr William Orr. Templepatrick, County Antrim

Guy Beiner: Commemorative Possessiveness and Envy in Ulster

In 1898, a year when statues commemorating the rebellion of the United Irishmen were being erected all over Ireland, the monument to Betsy Gray in Ballynahinch, county Down – the only statue of the 1798 centennial dedicated to a woman – was violently destroyed. In April 2014, Dr Guy Beiner (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) visited UCD to give a lecture - Intra-Community Remembering and Forgetting: Commemorative Possessiveness and Envy in Ulster - as part of the Irish Memory Studies Network's lecture series on Memory and Community.

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