Tuesday, 2 October 2012

NLI launches new monthly lecture series: Bibliofiles

The National Library of Ireland is introducing a new monthly lecture series called BiblioFiles.

The series will provide a platform for writers, academics and others who have used the NLI's facilities to talk about their research and other work they have carried out at the library.

Topics of the first two lectures suggest this is going to be a series mentioned frequently on Irish Genealogy News!

Wednesday 3 October at 7pm:

Dublin in a revolutionary decade: 1913 – 1923

Pádraig Yeates, author of A City in Turmoil: Dublin 1919-21, will uncover unknown and neglected aspects of the Irish Revolution.

Wednesday 24 October at 7pm:

The Highland Lady and Ireland's Great Famine

Dr Enda Delaney, author of The Curse of Reason: The Great Irish Famine 1845-52, talks about his research into the Library's Elizabeth Smith Papers, which provide a contemporary account of Wicklow in the Great Famine.

The Bibliofiles lectures are free and no booking is required. All welcome. Venue: The National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

* Not part of this series, but the NLI will also be hosting a talk on the Military Archives on 9 October. Details in my post dated 29 September.