The Department has just completed a project on the Easter Rising of Irish patriots in 1916. Led by Professor Peter Stoneley, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the project focused on the notable Irish detainees held in Reading Prison. It also explored comparisons between the internments of 1916, and counter-terrorism measures used in the present day.
The exhibition is open free of charge at the Berkshire Record Office until August. For highlights of the launch event, click on the “Enemies of the State?” link at the bottom of Peter’s webpage: http://www.reading.ac.uk/english-literature/aboutus/Staff/p-stoneley.aspx