Easter 1916: Revolution in Ireland and its Afterlives

David C. Lloyd
UC Riverside

Laura O'Connor
UC Irvine

The Southern California Irish Studies planned a one-day conference devoted to the Irish Uprising of Easter 1916 and its aftermath. A crucial watershed in the process of Irish decolonization, the uprising has had a peculiarly vital afterlife as the point of reference for debates about the post-colonial state, the legitimacy of the Republican insurgency in Northern Ireland, and the meaning and direction of Irish social and economic development. It also offered a crucial example to other decolonizing movements of the twentieth century. The conference, which builds on ten years of SCISC annual meetings, hosted two keynote speakers and a research seminar as well as a seminar devoted to graduate presentations and mentorship.