Dublin after the Easter Rising had been put down.

Georgia State University, the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta, Emory University and the Georgia Humanities, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that humanities and culture remain an integral part of the lives of Georgians, are collaborating this week on a series of programs about Ireland’s past and future.

On Thursday, April 14, at 5 p.m., Roy Foster, Carroll Professor of Irish history at the University of Oxford and one of Ireland’s prominent public intellectuals, is to deliver a keynote address at Georgia State University’s Student Center, 44 Cortland St.

Professor Foster has authored numerous books including a two-volume biography of Irish poet W.B. Yeats and a history of Ireland since the 17th century. His latest book, Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923, explores the pre-history of the Rising, an uprising against the British Empire that took place during Easter Week in 1916.

The lecture is a part of a worldwide commemoration of the centenary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising. On Friday, April 15, at 2 p.m., Roisin Higgins, an Irish historian serving as historical advisor to the Commemoration Zone of the permanent exhibition in the General Post Office will discuss the politics of commemorating the Easter Rising. This lecture also is to be held at the GSU Student Center.

Later on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m., the Consulate General of Ireland is to host at the Plaza Cinema on Ponce de Leon Ave. near Virginia Highlands a special screening of a documentary produced by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame that explores implications of the revolt across the globe. Professor Foster is to provide an introduction to the documentary.