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Event marking 1916 Easter Rising at University of Delaware Library, April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
Commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising Event at the University of Delaware Library Sunday, April 24, 2016, 12:30-2 p.m.
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue Newark, DE
Free and open to the public
An event commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin willtake place at the Hugh M. MorrisLibrary on April 24, 2016, in conjunction withthe Special Collections exhibition "'Aterrible beautyis born': The Easter Rising at 100." Featuringremarks by exhibition curator, Maureen Cech (Senior Assistant Librarian, Manuscripts and Archives Department), and talks by Associate Professor BernardMcKenna (Department of English) andProfessor John Montaño (Department of History), theevent will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room.
Shortly after noon on April 24, 1916, Pádraig Pearse emergedfrom the newly formed headquartersof the Provisional Government of the IrishRepublic at Dublin's General Post Office.A small bandof republicans’ brief insurrection over Easter Week 1916resulted in their declaration ofindependence from Great Britain to form theIrish Republic (Poblacht na hÉireann).Quickly andviolentlysquashed by the British, the Easter Rising became a defining moment for thecomplexlandscape of Irish culture, politics, and history in the twentiethcentury.
The Special Collections exhibition "'A terrible beauty is born': The Easter Rising at 100" commemoratesthe centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising through an examination of events andattitudes before and after the events of Easter Week 1916, including the GaelicRevival, the rise ofIrish Nationalism, the War of Independence (1917-1921),the Civil War (1922-1923), and Irishliterature produced in the Republic ofIreland and Northern Ireland during The Troubles in thelatter half of thetwentieth century.
The Special Collectionsgallery will be open from 2-3:30 p.m. foradditional viewing of the exhibition.
A digital version of the exhibition can be viewed here.
Illustration: "Let Erin Remember." Printed postcard sent by Kathleen Clarke to Maeve Brennan. Laid into Maeve Brennan's copy of Robert Brennan's memoirAllegiance(Dublin: Brown and Nolan, 1950).Special Collections, University of Delaware Library.