Thursday, 11 October 2012

HistoryIreland lecture series at Linenhall Library

To mark its 20th year of publication, HistoryIreland magazine is inaugurating an annual series of lectures in association with the Linen Hall Library, Belfast.

Lecture 1, Monday, 22 October: Naked Savages – Irish customs at the end of the Middle Ages. Chair, Professor Mary O’Dowd, Queen’s University Belfast.

Lecture 2, Tuesday, 23 October: Eating and Conquering: Essex’s Ulster Account Book. Chair, Hector McDonnell, painter and writer.

Lecture 3, Wednesday, 24 October: Utopia – the war aims of the Great O’Neill. Chair: Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, Ulster American Folk Park.

Lecture 4, Thursday, 25 October: Francis Bacon – the moderate Englishman? Chair: Jonathan Bardon, author, A History of Ulster, A History of Ireland in 250 episodes, The Plantation of Ulster.

Lecture 5, Friday, 26 October: Fantasy Portraits of the Irish Chiefs – 19th century nationalist visualizations? Chair: Professor Peter Gray, Queen’s University of Belfast.

These lectures are open to all and, in true HistoryIreland style, are intended to provoke discussion. Time: 6-8pm.

Full details of the scope of each lecture can be found on HistoryIreland's website here.