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Easter Rising Centenary Conference Melbourne

Easter Rising Centenary Programme: Conference
University of Melbourne

7 - 8 April

The Embassy of Ireland is proud to partner with the University of Melbourne through the Gerry Higgins Chair in Irish Studies, and with its co-educational residential college, Newman College, to mark the Centenary of 1916 Rising.

The University will host an International Conference on 7 – 8 April entitled ‘The 1916 Irish Rising: Australasian Perspectives’.

Papers by local and international experts will address a range of aspects of the Rising, including its Australasian contexts.

The conference will be held in conjunction with an exhibition at the State Library of Victoria, 'The Irish Rising: "A Terrible Beauty is Born".

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Guy Beiner, Senior Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.
  • Dr Roisín Higgins, Senior Lecturer in History at Teesside University, Middlesborough.
  • Dr Fearghal McGarry, Reader in Modern Irish History at Queen’s University, Belfast.

This conference is held by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, in collaboration with the Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Community, Identity and Displacement Research Network at Victoria University.

For more information, and to register for the conference, please visit:

Easter Rising Centenary Conference, Melbourne - Poster