Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Public Lecture by Fergal Keane, BBC Foreign Correspondent

The Ethics and Obligations of Memorialising Violence - From Listowel to Visegrad

Fergal Keane, the award winning BBC Foreign Correspondent, will be giving a public lecture on “The Ethics and Obligations of Memorialising Violence - From Listowel to Visegrad” at 6pm on Friday, 1 April, at University College Cork. Keane’s investigative coverage of international war zones and humanitarian crises has been instrumental in raising global awareness for the brutality inflicted upon civilian populations during times of conflict. A witness to genocide in Rwanda, Keane has produced a book, “Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey” (winner of the 1995 Orwell prize), as well as several candid and compassionate documentaries which detail the ferociousness and tragic consequences of ethnic violence while highlighting the need for more proactive humanitarian intervention by western powers. Keane is also the author of a number of other acclaimed books, including “Road of Bones: The Siege of Kohima 1944”, and was the presenter of the five-part BBC/RTE documentary series “The Story of Ireland”. This lecture is part of a one-day symposium entitled “Violent Contexts: Ireland and the Wider World”, which will include presentations by experts in the areas of “Torture, Violence and Memory: Ireland and Beyond”; “Women, Violence and the State”; and “Early Modern Violence and Ireland”. The symposium will be held from 11am till 5:30 in the CACSSS Seminar Room in the O’Rahilly building, and will be followed by Fergal Keane’s lecture at 6pm in the Aula Maxima. Admission is free, and no registration is required. For further details on the programme, please see es/

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 6pm
Location: Aula Maxima
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Ruth Canning
ext. 2685

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