In his fifty-one years of life, Roger Casement (1864-1916) undertook investigations into crimes against humanity that set new standards in field reporting and public advocacy. His revelations of extreme exploitation that
sustained the extractive rubber economies in the Congo and Amazon are now considered foundational to contemporary humanitarian
activism. Born in a house in Sandycove, Casement took his last steps in Ireland at Dún Laoghaire harbour. On Easter Saturday 1916, he was escorted in handcuffs onto a boat and taken to London to face a state trial for high treason. His
memory has never diminished in the affections of local citizens. Independent historian Angus Mitchell contextualizes the commemorative legacies
of Casement’s complicated life. Through a blend of images and words, he explores how the Casement memorial statue enables us to contemplate diverse intersections between history, memory, aesthetics, public space, and ethical remembering.
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