20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: Two modules from HST112-HST121

Aims/Description: The rebellion in Dublin at Easter 1916 was a moment of profound crisis. For a week, rebels occupied key buildings in central Dublin, having proclaimed an Irish republic. After their surrender, sixteen leaders of the rebellion were executed, inaugurating a new martyrology and prompting a wave of public sympathy. This document option will explore the broad range of perspectives on the Rising, including those of civilians, rebels, and those tasked with its suppression. Drawing on plentiful digital resources (memoirs, diaries, official inquiries, and witness statements), this document option will uncover what it was like to live through that landmark event.

Teaching Methods: Lectures will provide students with a broad knowledge of the Easter Rising in Ireland: the planning, fighting, suppression and punishment of the rebellion. (LO1)Seminars will provide students with the opportunity to develop and test ideas and interpretations (LO2), to analyse primary sources (LOs 2, 4), and to present their own analyses individually and as part of a group (LO3).
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Practical

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