Ethical Remembering: Acknowledging the Decade of Change and Violence, 1912-1922
A six session course from 19 January 2011-23 February 2011, 7.30-9.30 pm
at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin at Belfast
683 Antrim Road, Belfast, BT15 4EG
Course facilitators: Dr Johnston McMaster & Dr Cathy Higgins
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Ethical Remembering and Future Vision
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Covenant, Guns and Militarised Politics
Wednesday 2 February 2011
Rising, Blood Sacrifice and Equality Deferred
Wednesday 9 February 2011
The Somme, Slaughter and Sectarianised Memory
Wednesday 16 February 2011
An Irish Parliament and a War of Independence
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Partition, Civil War and Legacy
Overview of the Course
The events of 1912-1922 provided a decade of enormous change in Ireland leaving a legacy for good and ill. The events shaped the rest of the 20th century and still cast a long shadow into the 21st century. The Ulster Covenant and Easter Proclamation, in ways a mirror image of each other, became foundational documents of two states in Ireland after 1921. Everything had changed by 1922 but the decade was also a decade of intense and often brutal violence. The legacy of violence remained and erupted again in Northern Ireland for a further 35 years at the end of the 20th century.
The centenaries of these dramatic events will be remembered between 2012-2022. The critical question is how? In a very different world and context how will we remember events of change steeped in violence? Both the change and the violence need to be remembered and acknowledged together in Ireland and Britain. Ethical remembering will mean asking critical and ethical questions about violence, justice, peace in the context of the present and the desired shared future.
The course will explore the events of the decade, the change that took place and the violence that surrounded it all. Above all what is our future vision?
Who should take the course?
The course is open to anyone interested in the subject matter and in improving understanding between the churches and within the local community. The courses take place in a relaxing environment, giving people the opportunity to contribute, listen, discuss, learn from others and make new friends.
Funders: The course is part-financed by Community Relations Council Core Funding.
For Further Information contact:
Tel: 028 9077 5010
Inclusive Course Fees: