Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Battle of Waterloo conference in Belfast

From PRONI (www.proni.gov.uk) in Belfast:

½ DAY CONFERENCE: The Battle of Waterloo: Ireland and Europe in 1815.
When: 18th June 2015 starting at 2pm
Where: PRONI

To mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, which was fought on the 18 June 1815, PRONI will be hosting a half day conference which will examine various aspects of the Battle and related events. The conference will focus on the part played by Irishmen as soldiers and statesmen in the conflict and on the British army’s presence in Ireland during the eighteenth century.

Speakers will include:
Dr Ivar McGrath (University College Dublin) - The Army Barracks of Ireland, 1690-1822
Dr Tim Bowman (University of Kent) – The British Army, Ireland and the Battle of Waterloo
Mr Nicholas Perry - Irish Gentry Officers at Waterloo: Embedding a Tradition
Mr Brett Irwin (PRONI) – ‘Entertaining to a degree and perhaps a little dangerous’: Lord Castlereagh, Lady Londonderry, Vienna and the Peace of Europe

Contact PRONI via http://www.proni.gov.uk/index/contact_us.htm to reserve a place.

(With thanks to the PRONI Express)


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