Friday 31 July 2015

Summer lunchtime genealogy lectures at the NLI

The National Library of Ireland has announced its line-up of Genealogy at Lunchtime lectures for this summer. The lectures start next week and will be held at 1–2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout August and September.

Tuesday 4 August
The Irish DNA Atlas, with Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri

Thursday 6 August
Secrets of the Bog Bodies, with Dr Eamonn P Kelly

Tuesday 11 August
Irish Surnames, a family heirloom, with Paul MacCotter MAGI

Thursday 13 August
Heraldry: obscure mediaeval mumbo-jumbo, or valid genealogical technique? with Bruce Durie

Tuesday 18 August
Using maps for thinking about history, with Kevin Whelan

Thursday 20 August
Social geography – Was there a Protestant exodus from the south of Ireland? with Andy Bielenberg

Tuesday 25 August
It's off to work we go: mapping Ireland's industrial past, with Rob Goodbody

Thursday 27 August
Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library, with Eve Parnell

Tuesday 1 September
The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: Untold stories, with David Edwards

Thursday 3 September
The Irish in European warfare in the 17th Century – military origins of diaspora, with Padraig Lenihan

Tuesday 8 September
The House on Bunion Hill: an Irish census project, with Ray Gillespie

Thursday 10 September
Getting started in local history, with Séamus Ó Maitiú

Tuesday 15 September
Dating and understanding family photos, with Jayne Shrimpton

Thursday 17 September
Children's literature and the spread of the English language in 19th-centure Ireland, with Charles Benson

Tuesday 22 September
Sport and the everyday in Ireland, with Paul Rouse

Thursday 24 September
Family history and its role in Irish culture. Speaker to be confirmed.

All the lectures will be presented at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. They are free to attend, open to all, and booking is not necessary.