Irish Rebel, Imperial Reformer: Charles Gavan Duffy and the British
Thursday, March 14 6 - 7:30 p.m. Buy Tickets Members: $12 Adult: $20 Students: $10
In the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising the dominant narrative treats Ireland as a colonized nation oppressed by the British Empire that only found freedom through the sacrifice of the Easter rebels and the War of Independence. However, a more nuanced picture has emerged of Ireland’s complex relationship with the British Empire.
In honor of Irish-America Heritage Month, Dr. Sean Farrell will explore Ireland’s complex identity as both a colonized nation of the British Empire and its role as a colonizer abroad. Farrell charts the career of Charles Duffy, one of the most prominent Irish nationalists of the nineteenth century - editor, politician, intellectual, and dissident—illustrates the complex relationship between nationalism and imperialism, the two most powerful forces that created the modern world.
Image: Charles Gavan Duffy, 1880 from Wikimedia Commons.
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