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RSAI Monuments Matter Online Series: Panel 2

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A series of 5 panel talks with leading experts taking place fortnightly. Tickets available for a single panel or the whole series.

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RSAI Monuments Matter Online Series

Theme 2: Monuments and Irish Contexts, brings the focus back to Ireland by considering monuments that commemorate conflicted pasts and the community and policy responses to them.

Panel 2: Famine Memorials, 19 May 2021

Chair: Prof. Mary E. Daly, Emeritus Professor of History at University College Dublin, past President of the Royal Irish Academy

•Dr Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy,

title TBC - Irish Famine Memorials

•Prof Cormac Ó Gráda, UCD School of Economics,

Famine Monuments and Famine Memories

•Dr Andrew Newby, University of Helsinki Department of Cultures Centre for Nordic Study,

"Not Even A Simple Wooden Cross": Searching for Memorials to Finland's "Great Hunger


Panel 3: Cross-Carved Stone Monuments, 2 June 2021

Chair, Nancy Edwards, Professor Emerita of Medieval Archaeology at Bangor University and author of the multi-volume A corpus of early medieval inscribed stones and stone sculpture in Wales (2007, 2013)

•Dr Megan Henvey, University of York Department of History of Art,

The Contexts of the Northern Crosses

•Ms Ana Dolan, Senior Architect Office of Public Works,

The Future Conservation of the Crosses

•Mr Mark Hall, Collections Officer Perth Museum & Art Gallery,

Monumental Lifeways: Biographical Trajectories on Early Medieval Pictish Sculpture

Theme 3: Monuments – 21st Century Heritage, looks at contemporary approaches to monuments as objects of cultural heritage.

Panel 4: Monuments and Community Identity, 16 June 2021

Chair: Rachel Moss, Associate Prof. of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin, author of Art and Architecture of Ireland: Vol. I Medieval (2014)

•Dr Sally Foster, University of Stirling History, Heritage and Politics Division,

'The human story': social value, biography and carved stones

•Ms Pauline Gleeson, National Monuments Service,

Sense and Stability: Supporting communities and custodians in the care and conservation of archaeological monuments

•Ms Michael Ann Bevivino, Discovery Programme and University College Dublin School of Art History and Cultural Policy, Replicating the Crosses of Kells

Panel 5: Digitising the Past, 30 June 2021

Chair: Lynda Mulvin, Professor of Art History, University College Dublin and UCD Digital Cultures Strand Leader

•Ms Lorna Elms, National Museum of Ireland Project Development Officer, The Irish Community Archive Network: supporting communities to digitise the(ir) past

•Dr Laila Kitzler Åhfeldt, Swedish National Heritage Board Senior Researcher, Ancient Images and Everlasting Runes - 3D-documentation of Swedish Runestones and Picture Stones

•Prof. Wim Hupperetz, director Allard Pierson – the collections of the University of Amsterdam – Digital curation of heritage collections: practice and prophecies

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