[spectre] Fwd: IMMA Int'l Research Conference: 100 Years of Self-Determination (Dublin, 9–12 Nov 2022)

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Tue Oct 11 21:38:14 CEST 2022

Betreff: 	IMMA presents the International Research Conference: 100 Years 
of Self-Determination
Datum: 	Mon, 10 Oct 2022 12:01:12 +0000
Von: 	e-flux <info at mailer.e-flux.com>

International Research Conference

IMMA — Irish Museum of Modern Art

November 9–12, 2022


Venues: Light House Cinema, Dublin 7 and IMMA—Irish Museum of Modern 
Art, Dublin 8

IMMA is hosting an international research conference to mark a century 
since the partition of Ireland and the subsequent formation of the Irish 
Free State in 1922. The theme of the conference is self-determination 
and it focuses on the role of art and artists in shaping both of the 
island’s jurisdictions in the aftermath of the First World War. It is 
situating this work within a global context of emerging nation states 
and independence movements in this period. The conference seeks to 
examine the artistic responses to the historical events over time and 
across a range of territories, to generate new thinking and 
understanding about the cultural manifestations in response to these 
events, and to consider their significance in a contemporary context.

Drawing on Arthur Griffith’s call in 1919 to ‘mobilise the poets’ to 
help make Ireland’s case for independence on the international stage, 
this conference will reassess the role of art and artists in exploring 
the international movement towards self-determination, situating their 
work within a global context of redrawn imperial power, emerging nation 
states and independence movements post World War I.

This interdisciplinary conference will be of interest to artists, art 
historians, historians, literary scholars, geographers, political 
theorists, and anyone with an interest in the themes of 
self-determination and cultural production over the past 100 years.

The conference will take place online and in person and will comprise a 
selection of in-person and online presentations from a number of invited 
speakers including Adom Getachew, political theorist Neubauer Family 
Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College at the 
University of Chicago; Róisín Kennedy, Lecturer/Assistant Professor, 
School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD; Fearghal McGarry, 
Professor, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, 
Queens University, Belfast; Jessica Zychowicz, Director of Fulbright 
Ukraine and IIE: International Institute of Education Kyiv; Hussein 
Omar, Lecturer in Modern Global History, University College Dublin; Lisa 
Godson, Lecturer and Historian of Design and Material Culture, National 
College of Art and Design; and artist Jasmina Cibic, along with 
presentations drawn from a call for papers exploring themes such as 
“Political Imaginations”; “Official Culture”; “Visual Culture and the 
Establishment”; “Comparative Imaginations of Self-Determination”; and 
“Life, Art and Politics”.

This conference is part of a three-year initiative culminating in a 
major exhibition in 2023, supported by the Department of Tourism, 
Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of 
Centenaries Programme 2012-2023.

Further details of the programme and to register: 

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