In conjunction with the Dublin City Council, Notre Europe will hold a public debate entitled “Integration and Identities in Europe – The City of Dublin Forum“, on 11th March 2009. Its aim is to discuss the making of contemporary European identity and to foster an informed debate in Ireland with an eye towards the June 2009 European elections.
The Forum will be introduced by Dr. Garret FitzGerald, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland and former Taoiseach (i.e. Irish Prime Minister). It will proceed with a series of lectures which discuss the shifting forms and contemporary meanings of European belonging, as seen from Ireland – with lecturers to include:
– Michael D Higgins (poet, Labour MP, former Irish Minister for Arts and Culture)
– Hugo Hamilton (German-Irish writer)
– Dr. Karolina Szmagalska (anthropologist, Professor at Maynooth University)
– Fintan O’Toole
(columnist, The Irish Times)
This morning session will be held on the premises of Dublin Castle (Chester Beatty Library), from 9am -12.30 pm.
It will be followed by the opening of the European Works photography exhibition by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Eibhlin Byrne, at 1pm, at the City Hall, Dame Street. This exhibition presents images and stories collected in six emblematic European cities. Thus Dublin is one of the six milestones of a European journey which will also take us to Lòdz, Malmö¶, Timisoara, Turin, and Belgrade.
Download the programme.
Places limited. RSVP: email@example.com before Friday 6th March.