‘1916, 1919-1921 and the First World War in Irish Memory‘
Join Dr Ciara Meehan (Everyday Lives in War engagement Centre, University of Hertfordshire) for an evening of discussion and recollection about how different generations of Irish people in both Britain and Ireland have understood and negotiated the legacies of the First World War and 1916/1919-1921. At this interactive memory workshop, you will be invited to share family stories, and personal memories of these stories, from tumultuous times in Irish history. You will then have the opportunity to reflect on the relationship of these personal and family stories to official national narratives and explore the tensions created by present-day politics which have privileged a particular type of national narrative. The workshop will also look at the voices of those who feel excluded from that narrative.