Brexit raises many important issues for Ireland and its future, north and south. To date, the debate has been excessively narrow with excessive focus on economic and institutional issues. There has been a lack of public discussion about the social and cultural dimension to Ireland’s membership of the European Union or what kinds of cultural practices or policies it might need to develop in a post-Brexit Europe. The proposed seminar will identify the cultural challenges of Brexit and examine how to develop an inclusive and diverse post-Brexit European identity.
- 12.15: Registration.
- 12.30: Introductions by Prof. Michael Cronin, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, TCD and Prof. Noel Fitzpatrick, Dean of GradCAM DIT and Chair of the IHA. Welcome remarks by Deike Potzel, Ambassador of Germany to Ireland, and Stéphane Crouzat, Ambassador of France to Ireland.
- 13.00: Professor Nicholas Boyle, Emeritus Schröder Professor of German, University of Cambridge, Keynote lecture, 'Beyond the Market: who are we now?', Chair: Professor Anne Fuchs, Director, UCD Humanities Institute and Vice Chair of the IHA
- 14:15: Panel discussion: Noelle O'Connell, Executive-Director of European Movement Ireland; Peter Millar, journalist; Dr Mary Canning, Royal Irish Academy and Prof. David Johnston, Queen's University Belfast. Chair, Prof. Marian Lyons, Maynooth University.
- 15.30: Break
- 16.00: World Café dialogue with workshop participants
- 17.45: Wine Reception, Members Room, Royal Irish Academy.