Monday, 24 September 2012

PRONI and OU present Urban History Series

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) will once again host a series of lectures with the Open University Ireland (OU). The theme of this series will be Urban History. It will explore the development and organisation of local government and will provide plenty of social history background for those wanting to better understand their ancestors' lives.

The 5-lecture series will start on 25 October and continue until March 2013. Each lecture will be held at PRONI's offices in Belfast's Titanic Quarter at 6.30pm, ie during the late night Thursday session, as follows:

Thursday 25 October : 400 years of Urban Growth in the North of Ireland, with Janice Holmes.

Thursday 29 November :Origins of Local Government, with Brian Guerin

Thursday 31 January : Law, Order and Violence, with Barry Sheehan

Thursday 28 February : From Philanthropy to Public Health, with Olwyn Purdue

Thursday 21 March : Urban Landscape – Round Table panel

The lectures are free.