Enemies of the state: AHRC funded project

The Easter Rising and Irish Detainees in Reading Prison



This AHRC-funded  project seeks to engage new, non-academic audiences with archives on the internment of Irish patriots in Reading Prison following the 1916 Easter Uprising. Together with our partners, the Berkshire Record Office, we are improving access to under-used archives about this local history of detention without trial and the individuals caught up in it.  The project will result in a small exhibition at the Berkshire Record Office open from 30th April to 31st July 2013.  The launch event will make explicit linkages between internment following the Easter Rising and post-9/11 issues of counter-terrorism and civil liberties, underlining the continued relevance of historical materials to pressing contemporary ethical and cultural pre-occupations.

Enemies of the State Launch Event

Tuesday 30 April 2013

6.00pm, Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading RG1 6AF

Music, display & wine from 6pm, speakers & discussion from 6.30pm.


Dr Lawrence McNamara

Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Dr Sarah Campbell

Newcastle University

Dr Cleo Hanaway

University of Reading

Live music & songs from the period ~ Wine and nibbles

The event is free but places are limited.  To book a place, please email Cleo Hanaway (c.a.hanaway@reading.ac.uk).

To find out more about the project, contact Professor Peter Stoneley (p.stoneley@reading.ac.uk) or Dr Cleo Hanaway.

Enemies of the State is supported by the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund.

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About Cindy

Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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