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Thursday, 29 May 2014

More PRONI lectures and events added to YouTube

The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland has continued to add recordings of its excellent lectures to its YouTube channel. There's been a rush of them just recently, and now there's another trio joining the line-up:

Improving Belfast 1911: A glimpse of Belfast in 1911
This talk, by Ian Montgomery, formed part of a special public launch of the Belfast Civic Trust's temporary exhibition at PRONI: "The Story of Belfast". The illustrated presentation examined the social conditions, built fabric, and physical shape of the inner city's communities in 1911.

Using PRONI's photographic and textual sources, Ian provided a fascinating insight on society on the eve of a decade of dramatic social, political and constitutional change.

View Improving Belfast 1911 video (50mins)

Mount Stewart & the Wider World – Exploring the Londonderry Family Papers
The papers of the Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry, are now in public hands and are a major resource for the study of local and international history. From their home at Mount Stewart, members of the family have played major roles in the history of Ireland, the UK and Europe from the 18th to the 20th centuries. They were also major land owners in counties Antrim, Down and Donegal and in the North East of England.

This workshop, held at PRONI in November last year, highlighted the potential of the collection for family and local historians, academics, authors and film makers. The speakers were Ian Montgomery on the Londonderry Papers in PRONI, Liz Bregazzi on the Londonderry Papers in Durham Record Office, Frances Bailey on Mount Stewart and the National Trust, Anne Casement on Researching the Family and Brian Henry Martin on Using the Archive for Television.

View Mount Stewart Conference video (2hours 20mins)

Na Blianta Luatha: The Early Years of the Irish Language Movement in Northern Ireland
During Spring and Summer 2014, PRONI held a number of public talks focusing on aspects of the Irish Language. Delivered by several speakers, the talks offered thoughts on the historical development of the language in the north of Ireland. In this video, Irish language writer and lecturer Aodán Mac Póilin guided us through the early history of Irish in Northern Ireland. The lecture, delivered in English with some Irish interspersed, was presented earlier this month.

View Na Blianta Luatha video (1hour)

You'll find details of all PRONI's videos here.