‘Remembering 1916: Ethical and Global Perspectives’

Event Information

Date: 17 Feb 2016
Time: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Letterkenny Library
Location: Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny

Event Description

One of the main concerns and driving motives behind the establishment of the European Union was Schumann’s desire to ‘make war unthinkable and materially impossible’.
1916 commemoration and the various commemorations around the decade of remembrance from 1912 to 1922 can cause tensions between people of different traditions.
This major conference on ‘Ethical Remembering’ brings together members of different traditions in Donegal to talk about their differences and strive for a better understanding of these differences. We hope that this will encourage people to recognise and respect their neighbours’ different narratives and perhaps come to a better understanding and; tolerance of difference.
This conference is based on a book currently being written by Dr. Johnston Mc Masters.
Dr McMasters, lecturer and co-ordinator of the Education for Reconciliation programme, Irish School of Ecumenics, Belfast will present his thoughts on how to appropriately commemorate events such as the 1916 Rising.
Dr Cathy Higgins, Assistant Professor on the Education for Reconciliation programme, Irish School of Ecumenics, Belfast, will also present an interesting perspective on women and the Rising and how the Rising was viewed by literary artists.