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ScotlandsFest 2016: The Easter Rising – the Scottish Connection
Wed 24 August 2016, 17:15 – 19:00 BST
ScotlandsFest 2016: The Easter Rising - The Scottish Connection with Owen Dudley Edwards and Kirsty Lusk
'So much for us to honour as well as mourn' says historian Owen Dudley Edwards of the Easter Rising. Kirsty Lusk, co-editor of Scotland and the Easter Rising: Fresh Perspectives on 1916, joins him to discuss 'the longer road – the road to peace' that Scotland's independence movement is taking, and to look at women like Glasgow schoolteacher Margaret Skinnider, an active participant in the Rising.
OWEN DUDLEY EDWARDS is Hon. Fellow of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, at the University of Edinburgh where he taught History from 1968, having been born in Ireland and studied in the USA. His wife Bonnie is American and his three children are Scots.
KIRSTY LUSK is a doctoral candidate at the University of Glasgow. She received her mPhil in Irish Writing from Trinity College Dublin and holds an ma (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Glasgow. She is currently researching Scottish-Irish connections in the late 19th and early 20th century from a literary perspective in order to explore the legacy of independence, equality and commemoration within a comparative Irish-Scottish framework.