Commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising, Event at the University of Delaware Library
Sunday, April 24, 2016, 12:30-2 pm
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
An event commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin will take place at the Hugh M. Morris Library on April 24, 2016, in conjunction with the Special Collections exhibition "'A terrible beauty is born': The Easter Rising at 100." Featuring remarks by exhibition curator, Maureen Cech (Senior Assistant Librarian, Manuscripts and Archives Department), and talks by Associate Professor Bernard McKenna (Department of English) and Professor John Montaño (Department of History), the event will be held from 12:30-2 pm in the Class of 1941 Lecture Room. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Shortly after noon on April 24, 1916, Pádraig Pearse emerged from the newly formed headquarters of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic at Dublin's General Post Office. A small band of republicans’ brief insurrection over Easter Week 1916 resulted in their declaration of independence from Great Britain to form the Irish Republic (Poblacht na hÉireann). Quickly and violently squashed by the British, the Easter Rising became a defining moment for the complex landscape of Irish culture, politics, and history in the twentieth century.
The Special Collections gallery will be open from 2-3:30 pm for additional viewing of the exhibition. A digital version of the exhibition can be viewed at: http://exhibits.lib.udel.edu/exhibits/show/easter1916.