Time for another round-up of all of the useful resources, databases, blogs, heritage sites, libraries, archives and websites that have been mentioned on the blog over the last eight weeks. New additions to the list are in bold. Once again, many thanks to everyone who contributed to this list in the Continue reading Resources Round-up June/July 2014
On Sunday, 6 July 1690 (o.s.), a thanksgiving was held in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin to celebrate William III’s victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne (which took place on 1 July 1690 (o.s.) or 12 July 1690 (n.s.), depending on what calendar you prefer).
This etching by Richard Newton from 1794 shows the ‘Progress of an Irishman’ through his life in fifteen figures. The first figure shows the Irishman on the way to school (eating a potato for breakfast) and the rest of the pictures tell the story of other major events in his life, such Continue reading The Progress of an Irishman
This is a picture of William Penn at the age of 22. Penn is well known as an early Quaker and founder of the colony of Pennsylvania, which is named after his father, Sir Admiral William Penn (1621-1670).
A few weeks ago, I went on the Women’s History tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. As expected, much of the focus was on early twentieth century Irish politics, but there was one grave of eighteenth-century interest that caught my attention.
Last weekend I attended the 2014 ECIS Annual Conference in Armagh. As you will see, I managed to take a few slightly blurry pictures on my phone, but thankfully Armagh Public Library got a professional in to take this wonderful group photo (click on it for a closer look).
The blog has been up and running for just over a month now so I thought I’d gather together all of the useful resources, databases, blogs, heritage sites, libraries, archives and websites that have been mentioned so far. The list is pretty impressive already and we’ll keep building on it in Continue reading Resources Round-up May 2014
Joe Lines is a PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast. His research looks at Irish fiction from 1660-1790. Joe is a member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and will be speaking at the 2014 Annual Conference in Armagh.
Moyra Haslett has been busy organising the 2014 Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Annual Conference which will take place on 6-8 June 2014 – that’s only two weeks away! It’s going to be a great weekend and here are just a few of the highlights to tempt you to join us all in Continue reading Ten Reasons to go to the 2014 ECIS Annual Conference
Heather McKendry is a PhD candidate at McMaster University. Her research interests include Restoration and eighteenth-century literature, prostitute narratives, representations of epidemics and venereal disease, economic history and crime writing. Heather is a new member of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and will be speaking at the 2014 Annual Conference in Armagh. Continue reading Member Profiles: Heather McKendry
Details below on a recent volume, Intellectual Journeys: The Translation of ideas in Enlightenment England, France andIreland edited by Lise Andries, Frédéric Ogée, John Dunkley and Darach Sanfey. The papers included in the volume are drawn from three conferences on that theme organised respectively by the French, British and Irish Continue reading New Books: Intellectual Journeys
Eoin Magennis is President of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society and Economist and Policy Research Manager in InterTradeIreland, the cross-border trade and business development body. His research focuses on Ireland of the ‘short’ mid-eighteenth century, 1725-1785 and its politics, economy, improvement and protests. For further information see his webpage, https://independent.academia.edu/eoinmagennis.
A new Eighteenth-Century Ireland Blog will be launched on Thursday, 1 May 2014. To help mark the launch, Four Courts Press have kindly given us the following two books from their catalogue to give away: