Friday, 24 May 2019

Forthcoming events at PRONI in Belfast

Forthcoming events at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (www.nidirect.gov.uk/proni):Forthcoming events at PRONI

International Council on Archives Workshop
5 June, 11am - 4pm
Practical workshop on essential skills, online resources and a tour or the public spaces.

J.C. Beckett Annual Memorial Lecture
6 June, 7pm
The Ulster Society of Irish Historical Studies are hosting Dr Diane Urquhart on “Like diamonds, gambling and picture-fancying, a luxury of the rich’?: Ireland’s divorcing minority, 1701-1922.

International Archives Day: Behind the scenes tour of PRONI
10 June, 11am & 2pm
Guided ‘Behind-the-scenes’ tour of PRONI and meet the staff sessions.

State Papers Ireland
11 June, 11am
Join us for a workshop on early records relating to Ireland. The State Papers Ireland digitised manuscripts are a key resource for researching the history of Ireland between 1509 and 1782. This subscription resource, which is available free of charge at PRONI, includes correspondence, reports, memoranda and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators.

'In Her Words' Exhibition
On display until 28 June
Visit PRONI’s current atrium exhibition exploring women in the archives; 'In Her Words'.

Ulster Scottish Connections: Marking 800 years of PRONI's Oldest Document
12 June, 2pm - 4.30pm
An afternoon event exploring the background to PRONI’s oldest document dated 12 June 1219, a papal bull within the Abercorn Papers.

Prisons, Asylums, Workhouses: Institutions in Ireland Conference State Papers Ireland
13-14 June
Conference exploring three centuries of institutional life in Ireland and the voices and spaces of the marginalised in Irish society.

Beyond the Somme: Brigadier Frank Crozier and the Welsh Bantam Brigade
13 June, 6.30pm
Mike Taylor is the guest speaker for The monthly meeting of the Antrim and Down branch of the Western Front Association.

Women in the Archives, Archive Roadshow
20 June, 1pm
Afternoon event aimed at women in minority communities. Attendees are invited to bring an archival document.

D.A. Chart Seminar on Maps 2019
26 June, 12.30pm
Inaugural seminar, named in memory of PRONI’s first ever Deputy Keeper. ‘Our Place on the World Map, 1000-1600’ by Dr Glynn Kelso.

PRONI Workshop: Getting Started
28 June, 11am - 1pm
Introductory workshop on essential skills for researching family and local history.

Further details at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/proni-events-programme

(With thanks to the PRONI Express)

Chris

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