Tuesday 12 February 2013

Partnership to explore new perspectives of pivotal decade

The School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin and Glasnevin Trust, which operates Glasnevin Cemetery, have formed a partnership to further public and academic understanding of the historic events between 1912 and 1923 that helped shape modern day Ireland.

This pivotal decade has become known as the Decade of Centenary Commemorations and includes great historic events such as the Great 1913 Lockout, the First World War, the Easter Rising and War of Independence.

Combining the deep academic expertise and resources of Trinity College’s School of Histories and Humanities with Glasnevin Cemetery’s over one million digitised burial records and public commemorative events, the partners will research, explore and share new perspectives and information about the era for new generations to learn from.

In addition to offering training support, academic guidance and bursaries will result in a public lecture series in Glasnevin Cemetery’s Museum. The programme will be designed by the Trinity School of Histories and Humanities and will be timed to coincide with particular centenaries during the Decade of Commemorations.

John Green, the Chairman of Glasnevin Trust, commented: ”I believe this unique partnership between Ireland’s most prestigious University and most famous cemetery will bring fresh insights to what was a momentous decade for this island.

“From the vantage point of a century of hindsight, we look forward to presenting these insights to old and new audiences alike through our planned public lecture series and other platforms.”