Roger Casement (1864-1916): The Glocal Imperative
Roger Casement (1864-1916): The Glocal Imperative
Roger Casement was, and remains, a global humanitarian and international political figure. The University of Notre Dame presents a three-day international conference in Tralee, Kerry, Ireland on 24-26 October 2013 to examine and interrogate Casement’s global and local legacy. This three-day conference features key-notes addresses by international scholars which explore the life and times of Roger Casement and his engagement in Irish and transnational affairs and issues.
Keynote speakers: John Gibney, Nollaig Mac Congáil, Angus Mitchell, Patrick Mason, Robert Schmuhl & Lucy McDiarmid
We invite submissions in English or Irish on any aspect of the life and times of Roger Casement, including, but not restricted to:
- Slavery, racism, imperialism, colonialism
- Gender, homophobia, identity politics
- Forgeries, diaries, forensics
- Foundation of the Irish Volunteers 1913
- Casement and the Irish revival
- Casement and material culture/architecture
- Casement and memorialization
- Robert Monteith, Daniel Bailey, The Irish Brigade
- Hindu–German conspiracy
- Casement and Belgian Congo
- Representations of Casement in visual arts/theatre/literature
- The 1916 Rising planning in Kerry & Munster
- Casement in Germany during WWI
For individual submissions, please send an abstract of 300-500 words at https://notredame-web.ungerboeck.com/spa/spa_p1_authors.aspx?oc=10&cc=113020603651 before 1 May 2013. Panel proposals (with individual titles) composed of three presenters on a related theme especially welcome. For additional information contact Brian.OConchubhair.firstname.lastname@example.org,
Deadline for proposals: 1 May 2013
Established in the 13th century by the Anglo Normans, Tralee town sits beside the River Lee from whence it takes its name, in Irish, Trá Lí meaning 'strand of the Lee'. It is the northern access route onto the Dingle Peninsula. Tralee can attest to some violence in the past, as when in 1580, the town was burnt for its involvement in the Desmond Rebellions against Elizabeth 1, in 1798 in the uprising against British rule, the Irish War of Independence (1919 - 1921) and the Irish Civil War(1922 - 1923). The current town dates from the 19th century and is notable for some fine Georgian architecture, particularly in Denny Street. Local attractions include: Blennerville Windmill (the largest operating windmill in Ireland) - Tralee Aquadome with its slides, rapids and wave machine - Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre and its eco-friendly visitor centre, viewing tower, activity zone and nature zone - The Ashe Memorial Hall, home of the Tourist office, Kingdom Museum and the Geraldine Experience. There are some fine, clean beaches along the Kerry coastline, some within a short drive of Tralee. Recommended are Banna beach and Balyheige to the north of Tralee and on the Dingle Peninsula, The Magharee at Castlegreory and Brandon Bay Strand. Walkers will be delighted with the local walking routes which include The North Kerry Way and the Dingle Way both starting in Tralee.
How to get to Tralee
Trains run frequently between Dublin and Tralee, and also Cork to Tralee and Limerick to Casement Station, Tralee. for full details of train times and services visit www.irishrail.ie
Tralee Rail Station +353 (0)66 712 3522
Dublin Rail Station: +353 (0)1 836 6222
Cork Rail Station: +353 (0)21 506 766
Bus services run frequently between Tralee and most major cities. For a full list of services and bus timetables, visit the Bus Éireann website at www.buseireann.ie
Tralee Bus Station: +353 (0)66 712 3566
Dublin Bus Station: +353 (0)1 836 6111
Cork Bus Station: +353 (0)21 508 188
Kerry International Airport is situated at Farranfore (between Tralee and Killarney) and the journey time from the airport to Tralee is around 20 minutes. The airport handles direct flights from Dublin, London and Germany. Alternatively, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport are both approximately a 2 hour drive from Tralee, and both have bus services direct to Tralee.
Kerry International Airport: +353 (0)66 976 4350 www.kerryairport.ie
Dublin International Airport: +353 (0)1 814 1111 www.dublinairport.com
Cork International Airport: +353 (0)21 431 3131 www.corkairport.com
Shannon International Airport: +353 (0)61 712 0000 www.shannonairport.com
From Shannon Airport
Take the N18 from Shannon Airport heading towards Limerick City (approx 25 minutes), on the approach to Limerick follow signs for a ring road stating Cork/Tralee/Killarney - N20 and N21. This will lead you to a motor way. Once on the motor way follow the sign for Tralee/Killarney N21.The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee. This journey will take approx 1 hour 50 mins.
From Limerick City
In Limerick City take the N20 Cork which connects onto the N21. The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee.
From Cork Airport
Take the N71 from the Airport. At the Kinsale Roundabout follow directions for theN22 travelling through Macroom, Ballyvourney, Killarney and Farranfore. Join the N21 to Tralee.
Take the N7 Limerick City. Take the bypass the N20 (Cork & Tralee) , which connects onto the N21 (Tralee/Killarney). The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale, Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee.
The conference recommends two hotels both of which offer a conference rate and have reserved rooms for delegates:
The Carlton Hotel (Primary Conference Venue)
Ballyseede Castle Hotel
(Registration does not include accommodation which you may arrange directly with either hotel)
Full Registration: 100 Euro.
Full registration includes admission to all conference sessions, the tour of Casement’s Kerry, admittance to the Zyber production of Roger Casement’s 1916, refreshments, conference materials and closing banquet.