Launch event: exhibition exploring the detention of Irish patriots in Reading Prison following the 1916 Easter Rising. Archive materials will shed light on this practice of detention without trial and open up the stories of these ‘Enemies of the State’. Expert speakers will explore this history of internment and ask whether there are parallels with our contemporary post 9/11 landscape.
*Live music & songs from the period*
*Wine and nibbles*
* Free event*
Dr Lawrence McNamara, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
Dr Sarah Campbell, Newcastle University
Dr Cleo Hanaway, University of Reading
The event is part of the University’s AHRC-funded cultural engagement project, Enemies of the State: The Easter Rising and Irish Detainees in Reading Prison.