Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Forthcoming talks and events at PRONI

Forthcoming events at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (

PRONI Workshop - Getting Started
Various dates
Introductory workshop on essential skills for researching family and local history.

PRONI workshop - Online family and local history resources
Various dates, January - April 2019, 11am-1pm and 6-8pm
Introductory workshop on using PRONI’s online records for family and local history.

Soft power and subterfuge: The women of Tyrone’s Rebellion, 1593-1603
21 February 2019, 7pm
Lecture organised by the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies. Dr James O’Neill explores role of women during The Nine Years War.

Wreck and Rescue lecture series
27 February 2019 - 3 April, 1-2pm
A series of lectures looking at various aspects of the history of maritime disasters and the organisations who work to save life at sea.

Book launch: A long week in March by Michael Nugent
28 February 2019, 7pm
Michael James Nugent explores the events of the 21 March 1918

The development of physical education, 1922-54
7 March 2019, 1-2pm
Dr Conor Curran explores the changing role of physical education in NI.

Whatever the Weather
26 March 2019, 1 - 2:30pm
Dr Catherine Ross of the Met Office National Meteorological Archive charts the world of weather related records.

International Women’s Week

PRONI will be hosting two events in the run up to International Women’s Day

Archival Traces Exhibition Launch
4 March 2019, 1-2pm
“Archival traces” is a visual exploration of boglands on the island of Ireland by Michelle Moloney. The work is primarily concerned with these landscapes as repositories; sites of memory and preservation: natural archives.

Through the eyes of Margaret Cousins – Irish and Indian Suffragette – Dr Keith Monroe
8 March, 1-2pm
Dr Keith Monroe will deliver a talk on his book.

To register for PRONI events, visit


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