[Conference] Paris: Capital of Irish Culture [fr]

Paris: Capital of Irish Culture? On the occasion of the 1916 centenary, an exceptional double-conference (one in Paris, one in Dublin) will be presenting the influence of Paris on Irish cultural and political thought.

The Embassy of France in Ireland is proud to support the exceptional double-conference on the theme "Paris: Capital of Irish Culture".
The first part of the conference took place in Paris on September 16th-17th in the Centre Culturel Irlandais, the second part will take place in the O’Connell House - Notre-Dame Centre for Irish Studies in Dublin on October 14th-16th 2016.

Friday 14 October 2016
Language: French
6-7pm: Opening Reception.
7-8pm: Opening lecture in French : Pierre Joannon ‘Paris, Terre Promise des Irlandais’.
Chaired by Joe Mulholland.
Joe Mulholland founded the McGill Summer School in 1981. As Director of the school, he has been responsible for bringing in leading national and international figures every summer. Joe joined RTÉ in 1970 and held many positions there including Editor of Current Affairs, Director of News and Managing Director of Television. He founded the current affairs programme Today Tonight. Joe has been a contributor on Irish affairs to Le Monde for over twenty years. Since 2000 he played a major role - as chairman of the Editorial Council of Radio Television Kosovo – in setting up an independent and impartial national broadcaster for all the people of Kosovo.
Saturday 15 October
Language: English
10-11am: Seamus Deane, Paris as an Irish crossroads: The French roots of Irish republicanism.
11-11:30 am: coffee.
11:30-12:30pm: Barry McCrea: Paris, Dublin and the World Republic of Letters.
Chaired by Micheal O’Dea, President, Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts.
12:30-1:30pm: Lunch
1:30-3:30pm: Historical Panel:
Justin Stover: ‘Shattered Glass and Toppling Masonry’: war and damage in Paris and Dublin.
Tom O’Connor: The Irish College in Paris in the build-up to Irish independence.
Phyllis Gaffney: Roger Chauviré: a Parisian perspective on the aftermath of the 1916 Rising.
Chaired by Professor Maurice Manning (Chancellor, National University of Ireland)
5:30-7pm: Screening of Notre Dame’s 1916 Documentary.
7-7:45pm: Panel Discussion: Participants: Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Joe Cleary, Kevin Whelan.
Chaired by Adrian O’Neill, Second Secretary General, Director General, Anglo-Irish Division, Department of Foreign Affairs.

Sunday 16 October
10am-12 noon: Walking Tour of 1916 sites in Dublin. Led by Tommy Graham.

or download the conference programme

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For any further information, please contact scac[a]ambafrance-ie.org

This conference is organised by the Embassy of France in Ireland, the Embassy of Ireland in France, the O’Connell House Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Centre Dublin, the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris, the Jefferson & Michael Smurfit Monegasque Foundation..
O’Connell House - Notre-Dame Centre for Irish Studies is located on 58 Merrion Square S, Dublin 2.

Last modification: 16/10/2021

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