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Resistance Cultures Festival – Day 3

About Resistance Cultures Festival – Day 3

2022 marks one hundred years of Irish independence and sixty years of Algerian independence.

Bringing together Algerian and Irish photographers, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, scholars and writers for the first time, this three-day festival will explore the common anti-colonial resistance histories across these two key moments in the global end of European Empires.

Exploring women’s histories, identities, violence, memory, futures, this unique cross-cultural conversation of rare screenings and performances accompanies the two live cine-concert of the Battle of Algiers by Asian Dub Foundation.

Speakers include Elaine Mokhtefi, Rabah Aissaoui, Steve Savale, Alan O’Leary, Nadja Makhlouf, Martin Evans, Sarah El-Hamed, Paul Torley, Hédia Yelles-Chaouche, Liz Finnigan, Djamel Mrah, Jane Ohlmeyer, Mairéad Ni Bhriain, Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain, Síobhra Aiken, Breandán de Gallaí, Pat Crowley, Aoife Connolly, Dónal Hassett, Belkacem Belmekki, Sarah Dunstan, Fearghal McGarry, Miriam Nyhan, Mary McAuliffe and Maurice Casey.

Doors 10:30am, event starts 11am.

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Global impact of 1916 and the Irish Revolution : 11am – 12pm

Dónal Hassett, Fearghal McGarry, Miriam Nyhan, Rabah Aissaoui.

Dónal Hassett is a Lecturer in the French Department in University College Cork, specialising in colonial history and is the author of Mobilising Memory: The Great War and the Language of Politics in Colonial Algeria, 1918-1939 (Oxford University Press in 2019).

Fearghal McGarry works at the History department at Queens University, Belgast and he led the AHRC-funded project, A Global History of Irish Revolution (2017-2021). His co-edited volume, The Irish Revolution: A Global History, was recently published by New York University Press.

Miriam Nyhan is a historian of modern Ireland at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland house. She hosts “This Irish American Life” on public radio hour on WNYE 91.5 FM in New York City and is editor of the volume “Ireland’s Allies: America and the 1916 Easter Rising” (2016, UCD Press, Dublin)

Rabah Aissaoui is the co-editor (with Claire Eldridge) of Algeria Revisited: History, Culture, Identity (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Global Algiers: 12 pm – 1 pm

Elaine Mokhtefi in conversation with Martin Evans on the role of Algeria and a centre of global anti-imperial revolution post-1962.

Elaine Mokhtefi is the author of Algiers, Third World Capital (Verso, 2019).

Martin Evans is the author of Algeria: France’s Undeclared War (Oxford University Press, 2012) is and the co-curator of the Resistance Cultures Festival.

Violence: 2pm – 3pm

Aoife Connolly, Pat Crowley, Liz Finnigan, Paul Torley, in conversation with Mairéad Ni Bhriain where they will explore how teaching about Algeria in Ireland has stimulated conversations about historical parallels with Irish history.

Aoife Connolly is lecturer in French Studies at the Technological University Dublin and author of  Performing the Pied-Noir Family: Constructing Narratives of Settler Memory and Identity in Literature and On-Screen (Lexington Books, Lanham, MD: October 2020).

Patrick Crowley is a Lecturer in French and Head of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at University College Cork, and editor of the volume Algeria: Nation, Culture and Transnationalism: 1988-2015 (Liverpool University Press, 2017, product of an IRC-funded research project).

Liz Finnigan is lecturer in English and History at the Southern Regional College, Newry and her research interests focus on the relationship between visual perception and spatial representation in literary narrative.

Paul Torley is lecturer in History at the Southern Regional College, Newry.

Mairéad Ni Bhriain is lecturer in French Studies at Mary Immaculate College, co-director of the Irish Centre for Transnational Studies, and the co-curator of the Resistance Cultures Festival.

Post-Colonial Independence: 3pm – 4pm

Belkacem Belmekki, Sarah El-Hamed, Paul Torley, Dónal Hassett, in conversation with Martin Evans.

Belkacem Belmekki is professor of British and Commonwealth Studies at the University of Oran 2, Algeria.

Sarah El Hamed is a French-Algerian performance artist based in Paris. She works between Paris, Algiers and London.

Paul Torley is lecturer in History at the Southern Regional College, Newry.

Dónal Hassett is a Lecturer in the French Department in University College Cork, specialising in colonial history and is the author of Mobilising Memory: The Great War and the Language of Politics in Colonial Algeria, 1918-1939 (Oxford University Press in 2019).

Martin Evans is the author of Algeria: France’s Undeclared War (Oxford University Press, 2012) is and the co-curator of the Resistance Cultures Festival.

Algerian Music: 4 pm – 5pm

Performance by Djamel Mrah and Sarah El Hamed of Algerian music.

This is supported by University of Sussex (UK), University of Oran 2 (Algeria), Southern Regional College, Newry, Irish Centre For Transnational Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Technological University Dublin, University College Cork, Algerian Embassy, Ireland.

Book Tickets

September 18, 2022 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

 

Admission is free for this event. To RSVP, please send us an email with your name and number of people attending to info@thesugarclub.com

Limited seating. Please note seats can not be allocated.
First come, first served basis.
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