Casement Evening Lecture Series
6.30pm, Thursday 14th April
‘One Bold Deed of Open Treason’: The Appalling Vista of Roger Casement's Trial
with Angus Mitchell
For over twenty years, Sir John Lavery's great history painting of Casement's appeal lay propped up against a wall in the artist's studio. The troubled history of the painting in various ways mirrors the contorted agonies of the subject matter. By digging beneath the surface of the painting, Angus Mitchell will excavate some of the key fault lines in Lavery's rendering of this sacred drama.
Angus Mitchell is a historian and cultural critic, who has spent the last twenty years investigating the life and legacy of the British consul & Irish nationalist intellectual, Roger Casement. Currently he lectures on "Corporate Social Responsibility" in the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick.
Free, no booking necessary.