In his latest multiple award-winning book Forgetful Remembrance: Social Forgetting and Vernacular Historiography of a Rebellion in Ulster, (Oxford University Press, 2018) Professor Guy Beiner (Ben-Gurion University) compellingly uses the 1798 rebellion to illustrate the dynamics of social forgetting and the paradoxes involved when communities persistently endeavour to forget inconvenient events.
Guy Beiner is a professor of modern history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He specializes in the study of remembering and forgetting, with a particular interest in the history of Ireland. He was a Government of Ireland scholar at University College Dublin, a Government of Ireland Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, a Government of Hungary scholar at the Central European University, and a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Oxford. He is the author of the multi-prize-winning book, Remembering the Year of the French: Irish Folk History and Social Memory.
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