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Donaghmore Historical Society – talk on ‘Revisionism’
March 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Dr. Fearghal MacBhloscaigh’s talk on ‘Revisionism’ on Monday 11 March, promises to be a fascinating analysis of the deluge of historical publications concerning the Decade of Centenaries through which we are passing.
Revisionism can be a way of re-examining the past through different lenses, or using newly discovered materials to re-analyse past events. Or, as in this case be an intentional effort to falsify or eschew past events for specific motives.
It will be argued that the prominence of the revisionist argument can be explained by the function is serves for the modern Irish establishment. It will then seek to challenge the basis of Irish revisionist historiography – including its adherents’ lack of self-awareness of their own role in the historical process.
Dr. MacBhloscaigh will offer a specific critique of revisionism’s treatment of the Irish revolutionary period. The audience can decide
if the argument has implications for the current political discourse on Irish History.
So come along at 8.00pm to Donaghmore Heritage Centre for a fascinating talk not to be missed. Admission is £3 and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.
We are grateful to Mid Ulster District Council for their Good Relations support.