Thursday 14 September
Clandeboye Reading Party Remembering the Wars
Free Event – registration required
The Clandeboye Reading Party brings together staff and students from Queens University Belfast and Trinity College Dublin, the local community and the Aspects Festival and aims to promote deeper cultural awareness and understanding of sensitive issues around war, commemoration, identity, memory, place and history.
History and Literature Harvest
Have you some family memories of the war or memorabilia or a favourite war poem or piece of literature that you’d like to share? Join organisers Leonie Hannan, Fionnuala Walsh, and Ciaran O’Neill to explore local memories of the Great War.
World War I and II ‘Roadshow’ at Clandeboye Courtyard
Running throughout the afternoon:
- Black and white footage of the wars on loan from the Imperial War Museum
- The Blackwood Exhibition
Heather Montgomery from Living Legacies (QUB)
Ireland’s involvement in WW1 from an archaeological perspective, discover more about the Clandeboye training camp.
New Research on WW1 and WW2
Lightning talks by TCD/QUB postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
The Poetry of WW1 and WW2
Join our leading experts to find out more about some of the most famous war poems of the 20th century.
Commemoration and Memory
Panel discussion with Ciaran O’Neill, Fearghal McGarry, Tom Hulme and Marie Coleman.