The Centenary 2016 and its Depiction of the Role of Women- Fall 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Irish curator and historian, Sinéad McCoole. Irish curator and historian, Sinéad McCoole, returns to the University of St. Thomas to present a lecture on an exhibition she curated for the Irish Government on women for the centenary of the Easter 1916 Rising entitled Mná 1916-2016. Sinéad has explored 100 years of Irish women in politics and public life across the island of Ireland before partition. She traced the lives of over 300 women, including nationalists, unionists, pacifists and those who took part in the action of the Rising. The Government has shown this exhibition in Dublin, Cork, Cavan, Waterford, Louth, Galway and Donegal. In 2012, the Irish Government selected Sinéad as one of 10 historians to serve on an Expert Advisory Group for the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2022. In 2015, she was the first Irish historian to address the Irish cabinet, when the cabinet meeting took place in the home of Countess de Markievicz at Lissadell, County Sligo.
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