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President’s Talks Series 2023

Making Croppies Lie Down: Loyalist Remembering and Forgetting of the 1798 Rebellion

Ulster loyalism is known for its commemorative culture and yet the triumph over the United Irishmen in the 1798 rebellion does not feature prominently in unionist remembrance. Contrary to common assumptions, history is not always written by the victors, and sometimes it is even forgotten by them! The talk will unravel and interrogate this puzzling case of ‘self-forgetting’.

Guy Beiner is the Sullivan Chair of Irish Studies at Boston College. His books Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory (University of Wisconsin Press) and Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster (Oxford University Press) won multiple awards.

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*Please note that Zoom links for the online stream will be emailed 24-hours before the event.