22 August: Talk ‘Paris as a Capital Irish Culture’ in Dublin [fr]
A look into our two countries’ shared history by Prof. Whelan on Wednesday 22 August at the Kilmainham Gaol Museum , as part of Heritage Week.
On Wednesday 22 August at 7.30pm Kilmainham Gaol Museum will welcome Professor Kevin Whelan, inaugural Director of the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Dublin to give a lecture on ’Paris as a capital of Irish culture 1600-1930’.
This illustrated lecture offers an overview of the shifting relationships between Paris and Ireland. It combines different perspectives, ranging from history to politics to literature to language. William Butler Yeats once observed that Ireland could only be freed from provincialism by an exacting criticism, a European pose. Paris offered an escape hatch and that European pose to the Irish while under British domination. Understanding this rich history can provide relevant insights into our current situation, as Ireland enters a post-Brexit Europe.
This lecture is based on the 2016 conference ’Paris as a capital of Irish culture 1600-1930’ which was supported by the French Embassy in Ireland.
Free entrance but reservation advised kilmainhamgaol[a]opw.ie
Date & time: Wednesday 22 August at 7.30pm
Venue: Kilmainham Gaol Museum
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