Heritage And History Lectures

Synopsis

Heritage and History lectures organised and recorded by Dublin City Public Libraries and Archive

Episodes

  • Remembering and reinventing the Rising

    Remembering and reinventing the Rising

    05/07/2016 Duration: 23min

    Listen to historian Donal Fallon discuss the history of commemorating the 1916 Rising, while looking at events such as the first anniversary in 1917, the often-violent Easter parades of 1930s Dublin and the fiftieth anniversary in 1966. Recorded on Thursday 23 June 2016 at 6.30pm in Dublin City Library and Archive as part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

  • Elizabeth O’Farrell, The woman with the white flag

    Elizabeth O’Farrell, The woman with the white flag

    27/05/2016 Duration: 45min

    Listen to Ian Kelly, grand-nephew of Elizabeth O’Farrell talk about his great-aunt Elizabeth O'Farrell, her role in the 1916 Rising, her work as a midwife in Holles Street and her legacy. Listen to 'The Tricolour Ribbon' sung by Antoinette Heery (whose grand uncle James Heery was in the GPO with Elizabeth during the Rising) and to Ian reading Liam Mac Uistín's poem "We saw a vision". The talk is followed by Anne-Marie Kelly, Divisional Librarian at Dublin City Public Libraries, and a self-confessed Elizabeth O'Farrell fan, performing her original vignette 'Elizabeth Looks Back'. Part of 'Elizabeth O'Farrell and the 1916 Proclamation' Seminar. Recorded on Monday 25 April 2016 at Dublin City Hall as part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

  • Conserving the 1916 Proclamation

    Conserving the 1916 Proclamation

    27/05/2016 Duration: 21min

    Listen to Elizabeth D’Arcy share the exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking story of how she conserved the Proclamation. Hear how she painstakingly removed sellotape, washed, repaired and strengthened this hugely important document. You can view the conserved Proclamation in the Story of the Capital exhibition in City Hall. Liz D'Arcy, Paperworks, Studio for Paper Conservation is qualified with an MA in Conservation of Fine Art on Paper. Liz is an accredited member of the 'Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works in Ireland' (I.C.H.A.W.I) and a member of the 'Irish Professional Conservators and Restorers Association' (I.P.C.R.A). Part of 'Elizabeth O'Farrell and the 1916 Proclamation' Seminar. Recorded on Monday 25 April 2016 at Dublin City Hall as part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

  • Printing the 1916 Proclamation

    Printing the 1916 Proclamation

    27/05/2016 Duration: 12min

    Listen to City Archivist Mary Clark talk about the Proclamation, which was typeset and printed by William O’Brien, Michael Molloy and Christopher Brady and tell the story of how the original signatures were chewed to a pulp by Michael Molloy (not Christopher Brady as wrongly stated on Nationwide). Part of 'Elizabeth O'Farrell and the 1916 Proclamation' Seminar. Recorded on Monday 25 April 2016 at Dublin City Hall as part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

  • ‘Who fears to speak’: the legacy of the Rising

    ‘Who fears to speak’: the legacy of the Rising

    25/04/2016 Duration: 01h07min

    The final lecture in Brian Hanley's Dublin Burning series looks at how the Rising has been remembered, why it has become controversial and the various interpretations of its significance 100 years on. Recorded on Thursday 9 March 2016 in Rathmines Library as part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

  • ‘Thank God we have lived to see this day’: The Rising

    ‘Thank God we have lived to see this day’: The Rising

    25/04/2016 Duration: 01h06min

    The second lecture in Brian Hanley's Dublin Burning series examines the first day of the Rising, looking at the impact of the countermanding order, the mobilizations at local level and popular reactions to the revolt. It also details the military strategy of the rebels and the first armed encounters with Crown forces. Recorded on Thursday 2 March 2016 in Rathmines Library as part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

  • ‘Thank God we have lived to see this day’: The Rising

    ‘Thank God we have lived to see this day’: The Rising

    25/04/2016 Duration: 55min

    Listen to historian Brian Hanley discuss Dublin society and politics on the eve of the Rising. Among the topics examined are the impact of the world war, local politics, divisions of class and religion and the strength and variety of radical opinion and the personalities associated with it. Recorded on Thursday 24 February 2016 in Rathmines Library as part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

  • Dublin as a global city: through time and space

    Dublin as a global city: through time and space

    22/02/2016 Duration: 01h23min

    The 18th Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Lecture by Kevin Whelan.

  • Irelands Harp: shaping a nations identity

    Ireland's Harp: shaping a nation's identity

    22/02/2016 Duration: 56min

    The image of the harp – symbolic of the political and cultural landscape of Ireland for centuries – evokes strong sentiments in the collective Irish imagination. This iconic instrument became the emblem on Irish coinage in the sixteenth century. Since then it has been symbolic of Irish culture, music, and politics.

  • The women were worse than the men: crime in Dublin in 1916

    The women were worse than the men: crime in Dublin in 1916

    22/02/2016 Duration: 38min

    The 19th Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Lecture by Pádraig Yeates.

  • Andrew Carnegie, The Library Man

    Andrew Carnegie, The Library Man

    03/07/2014 Duration: 52min

    Brendan Langley talks about the fascinating life of Andrew Carnegie, the industrialist and philantrophist.

  • Irish Carnegie Libraries, An Architectural History

    Irish Carnegie Libraries, An Architectural History

    03/07/2014 Duration: 43min

    Between 1897 and 1913, Andrew Carnegie donated over £170,000 to fund the building of eighty libraries in Ireland. In this talk, Brendan Grimes outlines the history of these Irish Carnegie Libraries.

  • That Field of Glory: Historical and Antiquarian Perspectives on The Battle of Clontarf

    That Field of Glory: Historical and Antiquarian Perspectives on The Battle of Clontarf

    30/04/2014 Duration: 36min

    Dr Colm Lennon's lecture explores how the legend of Brian Boru and the battle of Clontarf has been adopted as a means of advancing different ideologies throughout Irish history, and how modern scholarly research using antiquarian sources and textual and scientific research are helping separate fact from myth.

  • Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and The Northmen of Dublin

    Queen Gormlaith, Brian Boru and The Northmen of Dublin

    30/04/2014 Duration: 31min

    Dr Howard Clarke re-examines the reputation of Queen Gormlaith and Brian Boru while looking at the rules of marriage, and the bewilderingly complicated nature of the relationships between some of the key players in the battle of Clontarf.

  • Alleys, annals and anecdotes: a new look at Gilberts History of Dublin

    Alleys, annals and anecdotes: a new look at Gilbert's History of Dublin

    10/02/2014 Duration: 01h04min

    The 17th Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Lecture by Séamas Ó Maitiú.

  • Who Feared to Wear the Red Hand Badge! Songs and Poems of 1913 Lockout

    Who Feared to Wear the Red Hand Badge! Songs and Poems of 1913 Lockout

    22/10/2013 Duration: 44min

    Who Feared to Wear the Red Hand Badge! Songs and poems of 1913 Lockout. Performed with historical commentary by Francis Devine with guest singer Fergus Russell.

  • Dublin after Dark: Glimpses of Life in an Early Modern City

    Dublin after Dark: Glimpses of Life in an Early Modern City

    08/02/2013 Duration: 46min

    The 16th Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Lecture by Maighréad Ní Mhurchadha.

  • Sir John T. Gilbert (1829-1898): Life Works and Context

    Sir John T. Gilbert (1829-1898): Life Works and Context

    03/02/2012 Duration: 51min

    The 15th Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Lecture by Brendan Twomey.

  • Mr Kennedy Millers Very Capable Company of Irish Players

    Mr Kennedy Miller's Very Capable Company of Irish Players

    02/02/2011 Duration: 46min

    The 14th Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Lecture by Dr Christopher Fitz-Simon.

  • Where Dubliners have played: the citys built sporting heritage by Dr Roisin Higgins

    'Where Dubliners have played: the city's built sporting heritage' by Dr Roisin Higgins

    03/11/2010 Duration: 29min

    Sport and the City Seminar.

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