On Friday 18 March and Saturday 19 March Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford, is hosting a conference entitled ‘Remembering, Forgetting and Fulfilling 1916: Can the future be built upon the untapped resources of the past?’ The aim is to critically analyse the nature of commemoration as well as how history was ‘misremembered’ in 1916 and thereafter.
The conference begins at 7.30pm with a paper delivered by Professor Charles Townshend (Keele University) entitled ‘The Complexities of Commemoration’. There is a full day’s programme on the Saturday beginning at 10am. Speakers include Professor Ronan Fanning (UCD), Mr Dermot Melody (author of John Redmond biography), the Venerable Robin Bantry White and the Right Reverend Michael Burrows, bishop of Waterford.
The conference is open to all. Anyone wishing to attend can register in advance by visiting the website www.christchurchwaterford.com/events/remembering-forgetting-and-fulfilling-1916/
Further details of the programme and registration can be found here: Remembering, Forgetting, and Fulfilling 1916