Presentation on April 18, 2116
Monday, April 18 at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec held an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry. Dr. Gavin Foster (Concordia University) will gave a presentation on the 1916 Easter Rising of which this is the centenary. He spoke on some of the critical contexts and legacies of the Rising with emphasis on how this seminal event has been reappraised by historians. Issues touched on included public responses to the Rising and its aftermath; the relative importance of key figures in the rebellion; the political influences and ideals embodied in the Proclamation of the Republic and the Rising’s place in the broader 1913-23 Irish revolutionary process.
Gavin Foster is Associate Professor of modern Irish history in the School of Irish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. Along with other published work, he is the author of The Irish Civil War and Society: Politics, Class, and Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and will have a chapter on post-revolutionary IRA emigration in the forthcoming Atlas of the Irish Revolution from Cork University Press.
Fifty-five members and friends were un attendance. Refreshments were served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick were validated.
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