The next meeting of the Irish Renaissance Seminar will be held on Saturday 14 November 2015 at the beautiful Marsh’s Library, Dublin. The theme for the meeting is “Time, Memory, and Commemoration” and there is a fantastic line-up of speakers planned, as well as a roundtable discussion on Irish plans for commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death next year.
Students and academics working in any area of early modern studies are warmly encouraged to attend, and we especially welcome new postgraduates and those who have not been to an event before. Please get in touch with Emily O’Brien (eobrien1 at tcd dot ie) to rsvp.
1.30 – 2.30 Keynote Paper: Dr Peter Kirwan, University of Nottingham
2.30 – 3.00 Refreshments
3.00 – 3.50 “Building Bridges: Remembering 1641 in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland”, Dr Naomi McAreavey (UCD)
“Persian Shakespeares: ‘The abstract and brief chronicles of the time’”, Shauna O’Brien (TCD)
3.50 – 4.00 Short break
4.00 – 5.00 Roundtable discussion: Shakespeare 400 in Ireland
Chair: Dr Ema Vyroubalova (TCD)
Dr Edel Lamb (QUB), Dr Jason McElligott (Marsh’s), Emer McHugh (NUIG), Dr Edel Semple (UCC)
We are very grateful for the generous support of Marsh’s Library, the Society for Renaissance Studies, and the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.