Friday, 22 August 2014

PRONI's First World War conference in Belfast

Details of PRONI's forthcoming First World War conference in Belfast:

CONFERENCE: Researching The First World War: Sources and Resources
When: 5th September 2014, 10am - 4.30pm
Where: PRONI

To mark the launch of PRONI’s Guide to First World War sources (see we will be hosting a conference. This will be aimed at community groups and researchers. It is designed to illustrate the sources in PRONI for First World War research and the other resources available to groups or individuals planning First World War projects.

The Keynote address will be given by Dr Timothy Bowman of University of Kent, on “Ireland In The First World War”. There will also be contributions from Jason Bourke on “East Belfast and the Great War”, and The Museums of the Royal Irish Regiment. Speakers from The Living Legacies 1914-18 Engagement Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland Screen, Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund will also be attending.

Please email ( or call (028 90 534800) to reserve your place, admission is FREE.

(With thanks to PRONI)


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