Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Forthcoming talks at the National Archives at Kew

Forthcoming events this week at the National Archives in England (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk):

Ireland and 1916: Isle of Saints and Soldiers?(Symposium)
Saturday 18 June 2016, 10:00-17:00

This symposium will look at the Irish contribution to and experience of the First World War. As it falls between both centenaries, topics will include the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme but will also consider broader historical questions, relating to Ireland and the war.

Professor Alexander Watson, Professor Richard Grayson, Dr Timothy Bowman and Lar Joye will all speak at the event, with a discussion panel to follow which will include former Pre
sident Mary McAleese and Ambassador Daniel Mulhall.

Pipe Roll Society lecture 2016: Government and Recordkeeping in the Middle Ages
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 from 18:00 to 19:30

Dr Richard Cassidy, an acknowledged expert on Exchequer administration and finance in the 13th century, will speak about the memorand rolls - key records which document the process of auditing royal accounts.
One of the last great series of medieval rolls to be catalogued in detail, the memoranda rolls reveal a wealth of information about people, places, royal and individual rights, the economy, government finance and warfare in the medieval period.

‘A test of support’: The end of Ottoman neutrality, 1913-14
Thursday, 30 June 2016 from 14:00 to 15:00

What led the Ottoman Empire to join Germany and her allies in the First World War? Find out how a matrix of seemingly unrelated events and foreign policies – including the machinations of then First Sea Lord Winston Churchill – ultimately pushed Turkish leaders to leave neutrality behind and join the Central Powers.

Further details, and how to book places, at http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/visit-us/whats-on/events/


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html.

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