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September 29, 4 p.m.
Reframing 1916: Documentary and Panel Discussion
Quinnipiac University Mount Carmel Campus
Mount Carmel Auditorium
Registration required at

In the centenary year, as a result of the documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion, the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at University of Notre Dame is partnering with the Irish government and leading universities and institutions worldwide to host a series of international academic events, entitled “Reframing 1916.”

The documentary 1916 The Irish Rebellion is narrated by Liam Neeson and tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. The documentary – featuring a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the days leading up to the rebellion.

Quinnipiac University is hosting a screening of the feature-length documentary (86 minutes) and panel discussion.

With an introduction by Grace Brady, Executive Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, panelists include:

Christopher Fox (Executive Producer for Notre Dame of the documentary), Professor of English and Director, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame

Christine Kinealy, Founding Director, Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University and Professor of History, Quinnipiac University

Bríona Nic Dhíarmada (Originator, Creator, Producer and Executive Producer of the documentary), Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Studies and Concurrent Professor of Film, Television and Theater, University of Notre Dame

Robert Smart, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English, Quinnipiac University

October 28, 8 p.m.
Famine Folio Launch at New York University
Part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional American Conference for Irish Studies Conference
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
4th Floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life
New York University
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Registration requested.

The museum was invited to launch its third series of Famine Folios at the ACIS Conference at New York University. The folios will also be available for sale at the museum.

The following titles will be released, and the authors will be present to discuss their work:

Angela Bourke, Voices Underfoot: Memory, Forgetting, and Oral Verbal Art
Tadhg Foley, Death by Discourse? Political Economy and the Great Irish Famine
Paschal Mahoney, Grim Bastilles of Despair: The Poor Law Union Workhouses in Ireland
Mick Moloney, Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Leaving and Arriving (including CD)
Vincent Woods, Leaves of Hungry Grass: Poetry and Ireland’s Great Hunger

More information to follow at and

This event will be held at the Eiser and Lubin Auditorium on the 4th Floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life at New York University. The address is 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

This event is free, but registration is requested. Please register by clicking here.