Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Exploring Local History lectures start in September

An interesting local history lecture series, delivered by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Open University of Ireland (OUI), is to start in September.

The first lecture, 'What is Irish local history?' is scheduled for 29 September when Dr Janice Holmes, Dr Olwen Purdue and Dr Barry Sheehan (OUI) will examine major themes and local history sources. PRONI staff will present examples from the PRONI collection.

Each of the subsequent lectures will be themed, as follows:

27 October: Poverty
24 November: Industrialisation
26 January: Crime
23 February: Religion
29 March: Urban History
26 April: Families

Lectures will be held at PRONI, 6:30-8:00pm. While admission is free, you must book. Contact or phone +44 (0)28 90 534800.