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Friday, 17 May 2013

Plantation Families: two-day conference, September

A two-centre conference entitled Plantation Families: People, records and resources will take place in September. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in the Ulster Plantation of the early 17th century, a period of crucial importance in the shaping of modern Ulster and Ireland.

Venue and dates:
  • PRONI, Belfast: Friday 27 September
  • Tower Museum, Derry: Saturday 28 September
The focus of the PRONI presentations will be on early 17th-century records for Belfast and east Ulster while the Derry sessions will concentrate on Derry and the Northwest.

Held in tribute to the life and work of Ulster historian R J (Bob) Hunter, the conference will be chaired by Dr Sam Burnside. Speakers include Dr Brendan Scott, Dr Patricia Stewart, John Johnston, Ian Montgomery, Dr Glynn Kelso, Bernadette Walsh, Brian Mitchell, Ruairi O Baoill and Dr William Roulston.

The conference is free to attend and will be held 9:30am–4:00pm on both days. Refreshments will be provided. Booking for one or both days is essential: tel: +44 (0)28 9066 1988 or email.

UPDATE 14 June: Full programme published.