Irish Historian Examines Legacy of Easter Rebellion

Written by Laura Paskin
March 2, 2016

Professor Andrew Sanders presents “Ireland Since 1916: A Century of Rebellion?” as this year’s Al Mann Lecture on March 31. Sanders, who received his PhD from Queen’s University in Belfast, has published extensively on modern Irish history, particularly Ireland’s sectarian conflicts.

“The aftermath of the 1916 Easter Weekend uprising of Irish Republicans against British rule in Dublin continues to reverberate through the island’s divided and often violent history,” said History Chair Tom Taylor. “Dr. Sanders will examine the legacy of the Easter Rebellion for Ireland’s present and future.”

“Ireland Since 1916” takes place at 7 p.m. on March 31, 2016, in Wyckoff Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The annual Al Mann Memorial Lecture commemorates the legacy of History Professor Albert Mann, who taught at Seattle University for 35 years before his death in 1997. The Al Mann lecture is sponsored by the History Department.