Casement Evening Lecture Series: Researching Roger Casement

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Casement Evening Lecture Series

6.30pm, Thursday 16th June

Researching Roger Casement; his Portrayal and Role in Political and Cultural Controversies with Jeffrey Dudgeon

In this lecture Jeffrey Dudgeon will unpack how he approached researching Casement for his 2012 publication Roger Casement: The Black Diaries and how he found a research path within the crowded field that is Casement’s life. He will also consider whether Casement’s separatist politics exacerbated the national conflict, taking Ireland inexorably down the path to partition.

Jeffrey Dudgeon was the successful plaintiff at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg whose 1981 judgment relating to the right to a private life led to the passing of the 1982 law decriminalising male homosexual behaviour in Northern Ireland. He was awarded an MBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List for services to the LGBT community in Northern Ireland. He is the author of Roger Casement: The Black Diaries and has continued to write and research areas of Casement’s life and controversies. His book Roger Casement’s German Diary is due to be published shortly.

Free, no booking necessary.