Podcast: Commemoration and its Discontents
Cathal Brennan and John Dorney are joined by Brian Hanley and Laura McAtackney to discuss the contentious commemorations of 1920 in 2020. First broadcast on the Irish History Show.
We discuss, among other things:
- The controversial proposal to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary
- The effect of the more recent Northern Ireland Conflict on the Decade of Centenaries
- The significant of the present context in shaping our view of history
- The prospects for commemorating divisive events such as the founding of Northern Ireland and the Anglo-Irish Treaty in 1921.
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